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
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|1||The Social Construction of Childhood and Adolescence||17|
|2||The Juvenile Court and the "Rehabilitative Ideal"||46|
|3||The Constitutional Domestication of the Juvenile Court||79|
|4||Procedural Justice in Juvenile Courts: Law on the Books and Law in Action||109|
|5||Social Control and Noncriminal Status Offenders: Triage and Privatization||166|
|6||Delinquent or Criminal? Juvenile Court's Shrinking Jurisdiction over Serious Young Offenders||189|
|7||Punishment, Treatment, and the Juvenile Court: Sentencing Delinquents||245|
|8||Abolish the Juvenile Court: Sentencing Policy When the Child Is a Criminal and the Criminal Is a Child||287|
What People are Saying About This
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.
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
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