Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court

Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court

by Carla J. Barrett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814709450
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 12/03/2012
Series: Alternative Criminology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Carla J. Barrett is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: An Experiment in Youth Justice 1

1 Calendar Days in the Youth Part: Mundanity and Drama 21

2 Creating the "Juvenile Offender" 44

3 Rehabilitation, Youth Part Style 61

4 Individualized Justice in a Criminal Court 89

5 Managing Contradictions 130

6 Judging the Court, Judging Transfer 152

Conclusion: Kids Will Be Kids 167

Notes 173

Bibliography 193

Index 205

About the Author 209

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“This insightful ethnography tells a compelling story of injustice, humanity, and suffering—of a judge’s struggle to do right despite challenging circumstances—and in the process offers a powerful critique against transfer to criminal court.”-Aaron Kupchik,author of Homeroom Security

“An impressive and important book. Meticulously researched and well written the book offers an insightful account of the way one court adapted to the legal effort to try juvenile offenders as adults.” -Austin Sarat,author of Life without Parole

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