American Youth Violence / Edition 1

American Youth Violence / Edition 1

by Franklin E. Zimring
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Oxford University Press, USA

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American Youth Violence / Edition 1

This is the definitive examination of adolescent violence in the United States as both a social phenomenon and a policy problem. Franklin Zimring, one of America's most esteemed scholars of law and crime, scrutinizes criminal statistics and demographic trends in order to authoritatively address public worries. The result t is a thorough debunking of Congressional predictions of "a coming storm of juvenile violence" and the half-baked policy proposals that accompany such warnings.

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ISBN-13: 9780195140637
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Youth Violence in the 1990s
1. The Perception of a Problem Is a Problem
2. American Youth Violence—A Profile
3. A Youth Violence Epidemic: Myth or Reality?
4. The Case of the Terrifying Toddlers
Part II: Legal Policy Toward Youth Violence
5. Some Basic Principles
6. Firearms Policy for the Young
7. "That Malice Which Is to Supply Age": Standards for Transfer to Criminal Court
8. Adolescents Who Kill
Part III: Larger Contexts
9. Youth Violence and the Future of the Juvenile Court
10. Youth Violence and Youth Policy

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