Bad Kids: Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court

Bad Kids: Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court

by Barry C. Feld


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195097870
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/19/1999
Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 1580L (what's this?)

About the Author

Barry Feld is Centennial Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. He has written five books and more than three dozen law review and criminology articles on juvenile justice administration with specil emphases on serious offenders, procedural justice, and youth sentencing policy.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tablesxv
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

What People are Saying About This

Jeffrey Fagan

Barry Feld challenges critics and supporters of the juvenile court with a uniquely rich analysis of law and social policy that demands attention. Bad Kids moves the debate on the future of the juvenile court beyond the rhetoric of criminalization and the nostalgia of the child savers, toward a vision that embraces concepts from law, adolescent development, and community structure.
— Columbia University

Ira M. Schwartz

This is a timely and provocative book that plows new ground. It will have a major influence on the emerging debate regarding the future of the juvenile justice system in the United States.
— University of Pennsylvania

Kimberly Kempf-Leonard

Barry Feld's stand on reforming juvenile justice will surely be controversial, but his reasoning is clear, and his position is well argued. Even those who disagree with Feld's conclusions will gain valuable insight into the changes in American society and law that have brought our juvenile justice system to its present state.
— University of Missouri at St. Louis

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