American Juvenile Justice / Edition 1

American Juvenile Justice / Edition 1

by Franklin E. Zimring
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195181174

ISBN-13: 9780195181173

Pub. Date: 10/14/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

American Juvenile Justice is a definitive volume for courses on the criminology and policy analysis of adolescence. The focus is on the principles and policy of a separate and distinct system of juvenile justice. The book opens with an introduction of the creation of adolescence, presenting a justification for the category of the juvenile or a period of partial

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American Juvenile Justice is a definitive volume for courses on the criminology and policy analysis of adolescence. The focus is on the principles and policy of a separate and distinct system of juvenile justice. The book opens with an introduction of the creation of adolescence, presenting a justification for the category of the juvenile or a period of partial responsibility before full adulthood. Subsequent sections include empirical investigations of the nature of youth criminality and legal policy toward youth crime. At the heart of the book is an argument for a penal policy that recognizes diminished responsibility and a youth policy that emphasizes the benefits of letting the maturing process continue with minimal interruption. The book concludes with applications of the core concerns to five specific problem areas in current juvenile justice: teen pregnancy, transfer to criminal court, minority overrepresentation, juvenile gun use, and youth homicide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195181173
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/14/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
892,845
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

I. Adolescence: Social Facts and Legal Theory
1. Childhood and Public Law Before the Revolution
2. Modern Adolescence as a Learner's Permit
3. The Problem of Individual Variation
II. A Rationale for American Juvenile Justice
4. The Common Thread—Diversion in Juvenile Justice
5. Penal Proportionality for the Young Offender
III. The Adolescent Offender
6. Kids, Groups, and Crime: Some Implications of a Well-Known Secret
7. Two Patterns of Age Progression in Adolescent Crime
8. The Case of the Disappearing Super-Predator: Some III. Lessons from the 1990s
IV. Policy Problems in Modern Juvenile Justice
9. The Jurisprudence of Teen Pregnancy
10. Juvenile or Criminal Court? A Punitive Theory of Waiver
11. Reducing the Harms of Minority Over-representation in American Juvenile Justice
12. Choosing a Coherent Policy Toward Juveniles and Guns
13. The Hardest of the Hard Cases—The Young Homicide Offender

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