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The authors of the 20 chapters in Juvenile Crime and Justice address various hotly debated topics along three loosely connected themes: prevention, prosecution, and corrections. Each author presents arguments both in favor of and opposed to various treatments, programs, and punishments, examining issues such as youth curfews, juveniles in adult courts, legal representation for juveniles, juvenile boot camps, group homes, out-of-home placement, and more. The chapters included cover the leading arguments pertaining to key topics in this field and point out where more research needs to be done–which, at present, includes many of the most controversial issues in juvenile justice policy.The SeriesThe five brief, issues-based books in SAGE Reference’s Key Issues in Crime & Punishment Series offer examinations of controversial programs, practices, problems or issues ...

Juveniles in Adult Correctional Facilities
Juveniles in adult correctional facilities

Juveniles in the United States are subject to incarceration in adult jails and prisons because they have been tried and sentenced in adult criminal court, or they are awaiting trial or sentencing. Over the past several decades, there has been an increase in the number of juveniles incarcerated in adult facilities, but the population remains small. Supporters of juvenile waiver (the process in which a juvenile's case is transferred to adult criminal court) and the incarceration of waived juveniles in adult institutions, maintain that the adult criminal justice system is better suited to handle serious juvenile offenders than the juvenile justice system. Alternatively, opponents of juvenile waiver and the co-incarceration of juveniles and adults argue that ...

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