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Fingerprinting of Alleged and Adjudicated Juvenile Delinquents (2008 Update)

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This brief report, updated for 2008, highlights state variations in provisions governing the fingerprinting of juveniles. Whether fingerprinting is allowed generally turns on the juvenile’s age and the type of offense. 41 states currently have no statutory age restrictions on fingerprinting juveniles. Published monthly, ‘NCJJ Snapshot’ series summarizes current legal issues relating to how children and families are handled in juvenile and family court systems across the nation. Vol. 13 No. 11