American Juvenile Justice by Franklin E. ZimringAmerican Juvenile Justice by Franklin E. Zimring

American Juvenile Justice

byFranklin E. Zimring

Paperback | September 29, 2005

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American Juvenile Justice is a definitive volume for courses on the criminology and policy analysis of adolescence. The focus is on the principles and policy of a separate and distinct system of juvenile justice. The book opens with an introduction of the creation of adolescence, presenting ajustification for the category of the juvenile or a period of partial responsibility before full adulthood. Subsequent sections include empirical investigations of the nature of youth criminality and legal policy toward youth crime. At the heart of the book is an argument for a penal policy thatrecognizes diminished responsibility and a youth policy that emphasizes the benefits of letting the maturing process continue with minimal interruption. The book concludes with applications of the core concerns to five specific problem areas in current juvenile justice: teen pregnancy, transfer tocriminal court, minority overrepresentation, juvenile gun use, and youth homicide.
Franklin E. Zimring is the William G. Simon Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author or co-author of many books on topics including deterrence, the changing legal world of adolescence, capital punishment, the scale of imprisonment, and drug control. Recent books include The Contradictions of America...
Title:American Juvenile JusticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:September 29, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Adolescence: Social Facts and Legal Theory1. Childhood and Public Law Before the Revolution2. Modern Adolescence as a Learner's Permit3. The Problem of Individual VariationII. A Rationale for American Juvenile Justice4. The Common Thread--Diversion in Juvenile Justice5. Penal Proportionality for the Young OffenderIII. The Adolescent Offender6. Kids, Groups, and Crime: Some Implications of a Well-Known Secret7. Two Patterns of Age Progression in Adolescent Crime8. The Case of the Disappearing Super-Predator: Some III. Lessons from the 1990sIV. Policy Problems in Modern Juvenile Justice9. The Jurisprudence of Teen Pregnancy10. Juvenile or Criminal Court? A Punitive Theory of Waiver11. Reducing the Harms of Minority Over-representation in American Juvenile Justice12. Choosing a Coherent Policy Toward Juveniles and Guns13. The Hardest of the Hard Cases--The Young Homicide Offender