Juvenile Transfer in Toliver vs. the State of Arkansas
Arts and Sciences
In our criminal justice system, there is a division between the juvenile justice system and the adult justice system. This brief will address why this division exists by examining the case of Lynn Toliver vs. State. In this case, a sixteen year old male was charged with aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and theft of property. Due to his history in the system and the nature of his crimes, he was tried as an adult on all charges despite requests and appeals to remain in the juvenile justice system. He should be tried as a juvenile and not as an adult because the juvenile system offers more rehabilitation and because the mind of a juvenile is not yet fully developed enough to make an informed decision that considers the consequences of his or her actions. Because of this, Toliver should be allowed to be tried as a juvenile rather than as an adult.
Castelluccio, Chloe, "Juvenile Transfer in Toliver vs. the State of Arkansas" (2018). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 682.