Readings in Juvenile Justice Administration

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EditorBarry C. Feld

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Readings in Juvenile Justice Administration analyzes the judicial, legal, and correctional agencies that respond to delinquent offenders. The articles reveal the diversity and complexity of the juvenile courts and present the current policy debates regarding juvenile justice. They reflect thehistorical origins and the recent transformation of the juvenile justice system as it moves from a nominally rehabilitative social welfare agency to a more scaled-down criminal justice system for young offenders. Chapter 1 features a discussion of the origins of the juvenile court system. Chapter 2 examines juvenile justice administration, focusing on the various stages of the process and the sources of organizational diversity. The articles in Chapter 3 look at the quality of procedural justice in juvenilecourts. This section examines the conflicts between the procedural rights of juvenile offenders, the traditional conception of the juvenile court as a rehabilitative agency, and the increased severity of sentencing policy in response to recent efforts to get tough and crack down on youth crime.Chapter 4 focuses on alternative strategies that would transfer serious young offenders to criminal courts for prosecution as adults, demonstrating the conceptual and administrative tensions embodied in defining the boundaries between delinquents and criminals, between children and adults, andbetween treatment and punishment. Chapter 5 analyzes several aspects of sentencing delinquents in juvenile courts. The articles in this section reveal the shifts in juvenile justice jurisprudence, policy, administration, and practices from rehabilitation to retribution and from offender to offense.The final set of articles in Chapter 6 highlight some of the current policy debates about the future of the juvenile court as an institution, exploring the need to maintain a separate juvenile justice system for young offenders. Bringing together some of the most important articles in the field,Readings in Juvenile Justice Administration is ideal for courses in criminal and juvenile justice.

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Readings in Juvenile Justice Administration analyzes the judicial, legal, and correctional agencies that respond to delinquent offenders. The articles reveal the diversity and complexity of the juvenile courts and present the current policy debates regarding juvenile justice. They reflect thehistorical origins and the recent transforma...

Barry C. Feld is at University of Minnesota.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I. Origins of the Juvenile CourtIntroductionJanet E. Ainsworth, "Re-imagining Childhood and Reconstructing the Legal Order: The Case for Abolishing the Juvenile Court," 69 North Carolina Review 1083 (1991)Julian Mack, "The Juvenille Court," 23 Harvard Law Review 104-22 (1990)Anthony Platt, "The Triumph of BEnevolence," in Criminal Justice in America: A Critical Understanding 356-389 (Richard Quinney ed. 1974)Part II. Gateway to the Juvenile Justice Process -- Varities of Juvenile CourtsIntroductionHoward Snyder and Melissa Sickmund,Juvenile Offenders and Victims: A National Report (1995)Barry C. Field, "Justice By Geography: Urban Suburban, and Rural Variations in Juvenile Justice Administration,"82 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 156 (1991)Robert Sampson and John Laub, "Structural Variations in Juvenille Court Processing: Inequality, the Underclass, and Social Control,"27 Law and Society Review 285 (1993)Part III. Procedural Justice in Juvenile CourtIntroduction: The Constitutional Domestication of JuvenileCourtA. Pretrial Detention: IntroductionHoward Snyder and Melissa Sickmund, "Detention" in Juvenile Offenders and victims: A National Report (1995)Jeffrey Fagan and martin Guggenheim, " PreventativeDetention and the Judicial Prediction of Dangerousness for Juveniles: A Natural Experiment," in 86 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 415 (1996)B. Right to Counsel in Juvenile Court: IntroductionBarry C. Feld, "In re Gault Revisited: A Cross-State Comparison of the Right to Counsel in Juvenile Court," 34 Crime and DeliquencyBarry C. Feld, "Right to Counsel in Juvenile Court: An Empirical Study of When Lawyers Appear and the Differences They Make,"79 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 1189 (1989)C. Jury Trial in Juvenile Court: IntroductionJanet E. Ainsworth, "Re-imagining Childhood and Reconstructing the Legal Order: The Case for Abolishing the Juvenile Court," 69 North Carolina Law Review 1083 (1991)Joseph B. Sanborn, Remnants of Parens Patriae in the Adjudicatory Hearing: Is a fair Trial Possible in Juvenile Court," 40 Crime and Deliquency 599 (1994)Part IV. Transfer of Serious Young Offenders to Adult CourtIntroductionFederal Bureau of Investigation, "Juveniles and Violence" from Crime in the United States 1991 (1992)Howard Snyder and Melissa Sickmund, "Transfer" from Juvenile Offenders and Victims: A National Report (1995)A. Judicial WaiverMarcy Rasmussen Podkapacz and varry C. Feld, "The End of the Line: An Empirical Study of Judicial Waiver," 86 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 449 (1996)B. Legislative Offense ExclusionSimon Singer, "The Automatic Waiver of Juveniles and Substantive Justice," 39 Crime and Deliquency 253 (1993)C. Prosecutorial WaiverDonna Bishop and Charles Frazier, "Prosecutorial Waiver: Case Study of a Questionable Reform, " 35 Crime and Deliquency 179-198 (1989)Part V. Sentencing Deliquent OffendersIntroductionBarry C. Feld, "The Juvenile Court Meets the Principle of Offense: Punishment, Treatment, and the Difference it Makes," 68 Boston University Law Review 821 (1988)A. Juvenile Court Sentencing PracticesRobert M. Emerson, "Role Determinants in Juvenile Court," in Handbook in Criminology (1974)Donna M. Bishop and Charles Frazier, "Race Effects in Juvenile Justice Decision-Making: Findings of a Statewide Analysis," 86 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 392 (1996)B. Juvenile Institutions and AlternativesHoward Snyder and Melissa Sickmund, "Juvenile Corrections" from Juvenile Offenders and Victims: A National Report (1995)Barry C. Feld, "Comparative Analysis of Organizational Structure and Inmate Subculture in Institutions for Juvenile Offenders," 27 Crime and Deliquency 336 (1981)Peter W. Greenwood and Susan Turner, "Evaluation of the Paint Creek Youth Center: A Residential Program for Serious Delinquents," 31 Criminology 263 (1993)C. What Works? -- Rehabilitation as a Justification for the Juvenile CourtJohn Whitehead and Steven Lab, "A Meta-analysis of Juvenile Correctional Treatment," 26 Journal of Research in Crime and Deliquency 276 (1989)Ted Palmer, "The Effectiveness of Intervention: Recent Trends and Current Issues," 37 Crime and Delinquency 330 (1991)Part VI. The Future of the Juvenile CourtIntroductionGarry Melton, "Taking Gault Seriously: Toward a New Juvenile Court," 68 Nebraska Law Review 146 (1989)Barry C, Feld, "Criminalizing the American Juvenile Court," 17 Crime and Justice 197 (1993)Irene Merker Rosenberg, "Leaving Bad Enough Alone: A Response to the Juvenile Court abolitionists," Wisconsin Law Review 1993: 163-85