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The waiver provisions produce a conflict between the ideal of the juvenile court that the "best interests" of the child shall be protected and the demand of society that society be protected. Perhaps in so doing, they help define the true role of the juvenile court. The juvenile court is a part of our legal system, a system which must protect many interests of individuals and groups. The juvenile court can do no less. Apparently, the United States Supreme Court in the 1965 term has adopted this view of the juvenile court. The waiver provisions are, thus, a necessary adjunct of the powers of the juvenile court judge. The individual judge determines their effectiveness--as is true of the juvenile court itself.

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