Reinventing Juvenile Justice

Reinventing Juvenile Justice

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Recipient of the 1993 American Society of Criminology's August Vollmer Award for distinguished contribution to the profession of criminology Youth violence continues to rise at an alarming rate in a civilization that is being characterized as the most violent in history. Global economic transformations; weakened family, school, and church structures; and an inefficient juvenile justice system only add to the doomsday projections for troubled youngsters, who see little in the way of preventive advocacy. Reinventing Juvenile Justice presents an honest albeit painful view of the current status of justice for young offenders. Could it be that the celebrated “children's court” has outlived its usefulness? This central question is raised by the authors in exploring whether the juvenile court can or should survive in the years ...

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