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Youth on Trial: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile Justice / Edition 1
     

Youth on Trial: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile Justice / Edition 1

by Thomas Grisso, Robert G. Schwartz
 

ISBN-10: 0226309134

ISBN-13: 9780226309132

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


It is often said that a teen "old enough to do the crime is old enough to do the time," but are teens really mature and capable enough to participate fully and fairly in adult criminal court? In this book-the fruit of the MacArthur Foundation Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice-a wide range of leaders in developmental psychology and law combine

Overview


It is often said that a teen "old enough to do the crime is old enough to do the time," but are teens really mature and capable enough to participate fully and fairly in adult criminal court? In this book-the fruit of the MacArthur Foundation Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice-a wide range of leaders in developmental psychology and law combine their expertise to investigate the current limitations of our youth policy. The first part of the book establishes a developmental perspective on juvenile justice; the second and third parts then apply this perspective to issues of adolescents' capacities as trial defendants and questions of legal culpability. Underlying the entire work is the assumption that an enlightened juvenile justice system cannot ignore the developmental psychological realities of adolescence.

Not only a state-of-the-art assessment of the conceptual and empirical issues in the forensic assessment of youth, Youth on Trial is also a call to reintroduce sound, humane public policy into our justice system..

Contributors: Richard Barnum, Richard J. Bonnie, Emily Buss, Elizabeth Cauffman, Gary L. Crippen, Jeffrey Fagan, Barry C. Feld, Sandra Graham, Thomas Grisso, Colleen Halliday, Alan E. Kazdin, N. Dickon Reppucci, Robert G. Schwartz, Elizabeth Scott, Laurence Steinberg, Ann Tobey, Jennifer L. Woolard, Franklin E. Zimring

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226309132
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Mental Health and De Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile Justice
Introduction
1 Developmental Psychology Goes to Court
2 Adolescent Development, Mental Disorders, and Decision making of Delinquent Youths

Part II:Adolescents' Capacities as Trial Defendants
Introduction
3 Adjudicative Competence and Youthful Offenders
4 Juveniles' Waiver of Legal Rights:Confessions, Miranda, and the Right to Counsel
5 What We Know about Youths' Capacities as Trial Dependants
6 Researching Juveniles' Capacities as Dependants
7 Clinical and Forensic Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial in Juvenile Defendants
8 Youths' Trial Participation as Seen by Youths and Their Attorneys: An Exploration of Competence-Based Issues
9 The Role of Lawyers in Promoting Juveniles' Competence as Defendants

Part III:Culpability and Youths' Capacities
Introduction
10 Penal Proportionality for the Young Offender:Notes on Immaturity, Capacity, and Diminished Responsibility
11 Criminal Responsibility in Adolescence: Lessons from Developmental Psychology
12 Researching Adolescents' Judgment and Culpability
13 The Social Cognitive(Attributional) Perspective on Culpability in Adolescent Offenders
14 Contexts of Choice by Adolescents in Criminal Events
15 Can the Courts Fairly Account for the Diminished Competence and Culpability of Juveniles? A Judge's Perspective

Epilogue
Contributors
Subject Index
Author Index

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