Research guides

Pennsylvania Juvenile Delinquency

Onsite Print & Electronic

The following print resources include information regarding juvenile delinquency in Pennsylvania. Some resources published by LexisNexis and West/Thomson Reuters may be available on the library's Lexis and Westlaw computers. See below for more information.

Onsite Print & Electronic

Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania Forms LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers.
See Chapters 230: Proceedings in Juvenile Court. Additional chapters may also be useful. Use the index or conduct a search to find relevant forms.

Pennsylvania Criminal Practice West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers. See § 11:6: Transfer (certification) between Criminal Court and Juvenile Court and § 11:7: Form of petition for transfer from Criminal Court to Juvenile Court. Additional chapters may also be useful. Use the index or conduct a search to find relevant forms.
Library also has previous edition: see all.

Pennsylvania Juvenile Delinquency & Dependency Law Bisel
Includes forms.

Pennsylvania Juvenile Delinquency Practice and Procedure West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
Title discontinued by publisher. Last updated 2013. Library also has previous editions: see all.

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers and the LexisNexis Digital Library.
See Juvenile Offenders in the index to find relevant sections. Library also has previous edition: see all.

Standard Pennsylvania Practice 2d West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 131: Juvenile Proceedings. Use the index to find additional chapters. Library also has previous edition: see all.

Research Tip

Criminal law materials may also include information on juvenile delinquency; see the Pennsylvania Criminal Law guide for additional resources.

PBI Publications

In conjunction with its continuing legal education courses, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) produces many books each year covering various criminal and juvenile law topics. Some of these concentrate on more specific or unusual areas of the law. When a researcher has difficulty finding an answer in the manuals or form books, it is a good idea to turn to a PBI publication for guidance.

Five County Juvenile Court Practice
Includes forms.
Covers Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.

Gurus on the New Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure: The Fall Training Program of the PBA Children's Rights Committee

Juvenile Court Practice & Procedure
Includes forms.
Previous editions also available: see all.

Pennsylvania Criminal Procedure: Elements, Analysis, and Application
See Part 3, Section A: Juvenile
Library also has previous editions: see all.

Sentencing in Pennsylvania State Courts
See Chapter 3: Juvenile Sentencing Issues.