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Bad Kids: Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court / Edition 1
     

Bad Kids: Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court / Edition 1

by Barry C. Feld
 

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ISBN-10: 0195097882

ISBN-13: 9780195097887

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Written by a leading scholar of juvenile justice, this book explores the social and legal changes that have transformed the juvenile court in the last three decades from a nominally rehabilitative welfare agency into a scaled-down criminal court for young offenders. It explores the complex relationship between race and youth crime to explain both the Supreme Court

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Written by a leading scholar of juvenile justice, this book explores the social and legal changes that have transformed the juvenile court in the last three decades from a nominally rehabilitative welfare agency into a scaled-down criminal court for young offenders. It explores the complex relationship between race and youth crime to explain both the Supreme Court decision to provide delinquents with procedural justice and the more recent political impetus to "get tough" on young offenders. This provocative book will be necessary reading for criminal and juvenile justice scholars, sociologists, legislators, and juvenile justice personnel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195097887
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Figures and Tablesxv
Introduction3
1The Social Construction of Childhood and Adolescence17
2The Juvenile Court and the "Rehabilitative Ideal"46
3The Constitutional Domestication of the Juvenile Court79
4Procedural Justice in Juvenile Courts: Law on the Books and Law in Action109
5Social Control and Noncriminal Status Offenders: Triage and Privatization166
6Delinquent or Criminal? Juvenile Court's Shrinking Jurisdiction over Serious Young Offenders189
7Punishment, Treatment, and the Juvenile Court: Sentencing Delinquents245
8Abolish the Juvenile Court: Sentencing Policy When the Child Is a Criminal and the Criminal Is a Child287
Epilogue331
References343
Index367

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