In light of the “Slenderman” trial, it has become abundantly clear that a gap exists between the sentencing options available for “Class A” juvenile offenders and “Class B” juvenile offenders. This Comment proposes an expanded sentencing option for “Class B” serious juvenile offenders under the Juvenile Justice Code to allow those “Class B” serious juvenile offenders the benefit of extended supervision in the Serious Juvenile Offender Program as is available to “Class A” serious juvenile offenders currently. This expansion aims to alleviate the concern that certain “Class B” serious juvenile offenders must remain under original adult court jurisdiction in order to allow a longer period of supervision than is currently available to those “Class B” serious juvenile offenders in juvenile court.
Danielle S. Snyder,
Serious Juvenile Offenders: The Need for a Third Sentencing Option in Wisconsin,
100 Marq. L. Rev. 267
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/mulr/vol100/iss1/7