Duquesne Law Review


James R. Miller


The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held that a juvenile may be sentenced to a longer maximum commitment than an adult tried for the same crime if the following conditions are present: 1.) the juvenile is notified at the outset of the proceedings of all factors upon which the state proposes to base the adjudication; 2.) the facts supporting the ultimate conclusions must be clearly found and set forth; and, 3.) it must be clear that during the longer commitment the juvenile will receive appropriate rehabilitative care.

Wilson Appeal, 438 Pa. 425, 264 A.2d 614 (1970).

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