Superpredators: The Demonization of Our Children by the Law

Superpredators: The Demonization of Our Children by the Law

by Peter Elikann
     
 

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An uncompromising look at the rise of violent crimes by America's children and the steps parents, teachers and mentors can take to save our children.

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An uncompromising look at the rise of violent crimes by America's children and the steps parents, teachers and mentors can take to save our children.

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"Superpredator" is the chilling name currently given to the most severe juvenile offenders. Can they be saved? Is it right to lock them away for life? What went wrong? Elikann, an attorney, Court TV commentator, and chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association, writes that these youths can indeed be helped, offering a 15-point plan based on intervention, strengthening families, rehabilitation, and role models. Chapter 5, which eerily connects with the reasons behind the Littleton shootings, merits extra attention. Elikann argues that there is no such thing as a motiveless crime and deals with the role shame and disrespect play in retribution. This book is well researched, straightforward, and unforgettable. Buy it, promote it, use it in discussion groups. Recommended for all libraries.--Sandra Isaacson, OAO Corp/US EPA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738208336
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Elikann, J.D., is an author, Court TV commentator, and criminal defense attorney based in Boston, Massachusetts, and Stamford, Connecticut. Once a television news reporter for WRC-TV in Washinton, D.C., and other stations, a newspaper reporter, and college law instructor, he appears frequently as a legal analyst on national television (MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News Channel, The Geraldo Rivera Show). He regularly drafts and testifies on criminal justice legislation and delivers lectures on crime. He is also the author of The Tough-on-Crime Myth: Real Solutions to Cut Crime (Insight Books). A Graduate of Boston University's College of Communication and Western New England School of Law, Mr. Elikann resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

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