Definitions for the New Jersey Code of Juvenile Justice

Definitions for the New Jersey Code of Juvenile Justice

definitions for the New Jersey Code of Juvenile JusticeThe following definitions for the New Jersey Code of Juvenile Justice apply to these terms:

Juvenile means an individual under the age of 18 years.

Adult means an individual 18 years of age or older.

Detention means the temporary care of juveniles in physically restricting facilities pending court disposition.

Shelter care means the temporary care of juveniles in facilities without physical restriction pending court disposition.
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Lessons in business … from prison, with Jeff Smith

Go Big or Go Home

prisonIn 2004 as a newcomer to a career in politics, Jeff Smith ran for United States Congress. Go big or go home, right? Subsequently, Mr. Smith lost his bid in the primary election for the House of Representatives in Washington. But only by a narrow margin. Additionally, Smith’s grass roots campaign doubled as a documentary about American politics, “Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?”
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Distracted Driving: Nationally and in New Jersey

What is “distracted driving?”

distracted driving, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerDistracted driving may be defined as multi-tasking while operating a moving motor vehicle. The National Highway Transportation Safety Agency (NHTSA) defines distraction in this context as

anything that diverts the driver’s attention from the primary tasks of navigating the vehicle and responding to critical events. To put it another way, a distraction is anything that takes your eyes off the road (visual distraction), your mind off the road (cognitive distraction), or your hands off the wheel…” (emphasis added). Read more


Mental Illness and Criminal Justice

Mood and Psychotic Disorders

Mental Illness and Criminal JusticeThe October 2013 ABA Journal reported a history of mental illness among 61% of premeditated murderers.

Based on research by Robert Hanlon, however, 34% of impulsive murderers have a history of mood and psychotic disorders.

Therefore, these disorders were twice as common among premeditated murderers as compared to impulsive murderers. Read more


Prosecutorial Misconduct — Patent Gross Abuse of Discretion

Introduction

prosecutorial misconduct, patent and gross abuse of discretion, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic court, municipal court, juvenile defense, attorney, lawyerCriminal defendants set the bar lower than law enforcement and law abiding citizens for prosecutorial misconduct. But general opinion does not persuade judges. Instead, judges must apply the law to the facts of each case in court. This blog post will review one case of prosecutorial misconduct that made it all the way to the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

The case involved the prosecutor’s denial of a particular PTI application. Indeed, the State appealed a trial court Order compelling William Roseman and his ex-wife Lori Lewin into PTI in 2012. Subsequently, after review by the Appellate Division, the issue went to the state’s Supreme Court. Read More