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Willie Bosket Law

  • By: David A. Mackey
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The Willie Bosket Law refers to the Juvenile Offenders Act, a New York State law that lowered the age of original jurisdiction for the juvenile justice system for specific violent offenses. In effect, the law made more juvenile offenders, as young ...

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