xii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780190914264 (hardcover) 0190914262 9780190914288 (epub)
"American Juvenile Justice is a definitive volume for courses on the criminology and policy analysis of adolescence. The focus is on the principles and policy of a separate and distinct system of juvenile justice. The book opens with an introduction on the creation of adolescence, presenting a justification for the category of the juvenile or a period of partial responsibility before full adulthood. Subsequent sections include empirical investigations on the nature of youth criminality and legal policy toward youth crime. At the heart of the book is an argument for a penal policy that recognizes diminished responsibility and a youth policy that emphasizes the benefits of letting the maturing process continue with minimal interruption. In this updated and expanded second edition, Zimring has included four new chapters with examinations on important topics, including US Supreme Court decisions of life sentences for minors, the elected use of juvenile courts over criminal court, punitive sex offender registration for juveniles, and appropriate tactics for juvenile justice reform." -- back cover.
Earlier edition: 2005.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Childhood and public law before the revolution Modern adolescence as a learner's permit The problem of individual variation The common thread: diversion in juvenile justice Penal proportionality for the young offender: notes on immaturity, capacity, and diminished responsibility The central mission of separate juvenile courts Kids, groups, and crime: some implications of a well-known secret Two patterns of age progression in adolescent crime American youth violence: a cautionary tale Sex offender registration and community notification: how should juvenile courts respond? Juvenile or criminal court?: a punitive theory of waiver Reducing the harms of minority overrepresentation in American juvenile justice Choosing a coherent policy toward juveniles and guns The hardest of the hard cases: the young homicide offender On strategy and tactics in juvenile justice reform.
KF9779 .Z567 2019
New York, NY : Oxford University Press,