ANY DISCUSSION OF SPECIFIC ASPECTS of juvenile law necessarily requires that at least a brief inquiry be made into the history of its development. This becomes apparent when it is realized that juvenile law is not the product of a neat and orderly background, but rather the result of numerous sociological and economic conditions surrounding not only individual communities but the whole society. It is with this motivation that the statutory creation of juvenile law builds and continues to thrive. And, it is for this reason that this comment concerning the loss of the benefits of the juvenile laws through waiver of jurisdiction, with emphasis on the Ohio waiver statute' and its interpretation by the Ohio Supreme Court in In re Becker, should begin with a thumbnail sketch of its background.

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