ERIC Number: ED434977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Bad Kids: Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court. Studies in Crime and Public Policy.
Feld, Barry C.
This book examines what is wrong with the U.S. juvenile court system and proposes an alternative model for youth crime control and child welfare. Under this model, states would try all offenders in an integrated criminal justice system with appropriate modifications to accommodate younger offenders. The chapters are: (1) "The Social Construction of Childhood and Adolescence"; (2) "The Juvenile Court and the 'Rehabilitative Ideal'"; (3) "The Constitutional Domestication of the Juvenile Court"; (4) "Procedural Justice in Juvenile Courts: Law on the Books and Law in Action"; (5) "Social Control and Noncriminal Status Offenders: Triage and Privatization"; (6) "Delinquent or Criminal? Juvenile Courts' Shrinking Jurisdiction over Serious Young Offenders"; (7) "Punishment, Treatment, and the Juvenile Court: Sentencing Delinquents"; and (8) "Abolish the Juvenile Court: Sentencing Policy When the Child Is a Criminal and the Criminal Is a Child." (Contains 12 figures, 2 tables, and numerous references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Change, Child Welfare, Crime, Juvenile Courts, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, Models, Racial Differences, Urban Youth, Young Adults
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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