RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 745980501 LA English T1 Do the crime, do the time : juvenile criminals and adult justice in the American court system A1 Mays, G. Larry., Ruddell, Rick,, PB Praeger PP Santa Barbara, Calif. YR 2012 SN 9780313392429 0313392420 9780313392436 0313392439 AB This book provides a look at the way the United States is choosing to deal with some of the serious or persistent youth offenders: by transferring juvenile offenders to adult courts. The first juvenile court was created in the United States in 1899. Since then, there have always been provisions in juvenile courts for those rare youngsters who would be more appropriately handled by the adult criminal courts. However, use of this provision was rare until the 1970s. In the 1980s and 1990s, the practice increased, resulting in many youngsters being tried as adults. Has this approach to juvenile crime worked or not? For more than 20 years now, the attitude in some jurisdictions has been "if you're old enough to do the crime, you're old enough to do the time." After two decades of applying this increasingly punitive mindset to juvenile offenders, it is possible to see the actual consequences of transferring more and younger offenders to adult courts. In this book, the authors apply their decades of experience, both in the practical world and from unique research perspectives, to shed light on the influence of public opinion and the political forces that shape juvenile justice policy in the United States. The book uses real-life examples and cases to draw connections between transfer policies and individual outcomes.