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American juvenile justice

Author: Franklin E Zimring
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Suitable for courses on the criminology and policy analysis of adolescence, this book focuses on the principles and policy of a distinct system of juvenile justice. It opens with an introduction of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin E Zimring
ISBN: 0195181166 0195181174 9780195181166 9780195181173
OCLC Number: 57506914
Description: xii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 --
Kids, groups, and crime : some implications of a well-known secret --
Two patterns of age progression in adolescent crime --
The case of the disappearing superpredator : some lessons from the 1990s --
The jurisprudence of teen pregnancy --
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.
Responsibility: Franklin E. Zimring.
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