The Cycle of Juvenile Justice

Paperback | October 1, 2010

byThomas J. Bernard, Megan C. Kurlychek

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When juvenile violence and crime skyrocketed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, every state in the country responded by significantly altering the jurisdiction, purpose, process, sentencing, and services of their juvenile justice systems. Analyzing the history of juvenile justice over the lasttwo hundred years, The Cycle of Juvenile Justice is an illuminating examination of the patterns in which changes like these play out. This much-needed and timely new edition provides an account of changes in the American juvenile justice system from 1990 to the present, and, by building on andexpanding the ideas of the original edition, the authors refine their demonstration of how juvenile justice policy undergoes cycles of reform, alternating between offender-focused and offense-focused policies. All of the material from the previous edition has been revised and updated, and toincorporate recent key developments in juvenile justice, many new chapters have been added . Each of these provides historical context on each change, examining the rhetoric surrounding policies and their implementation, and assesses whether the policy and system changes resulted in a perpetuationof the cycle or represents real progress and reform. Analyzing the best and worst aspects of these policies, as well as the state of the present system, this book will continue to provide a controversial and challenging look at the issues involved in juvenile justice.

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When juvenile violence and crime skyrocketed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, every state in the country responded by significantly altering the jurisdiction, purpose, process, sentencing, and services of their juvenile justice systems. Analyzing the history of juvenile justice over the lasttwo hundred years, The Cycle of Juvenile Ju...

The late Thomas J. Bernard was Professor of Crime, Law, and Justice at Pennsylvannia State University. Megan C. Kurlychek is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Albany, SUNY.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195370368

ISBN - 13:9780195370362

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Table of Contents

1. Ideas and the Cycle of Juvenile Justice2. What Stays the Same in History?3. The Origin of Juvenile Delinquency4. The Origin of Juvenile Justice: Juvenile Institutions5. The Origin of Juvenile Justice-The Juvenile Court6. The Supreme Court and Due Process7. Adjudication Hearings Today:An Idea That Didn't Sell8. Disposition Hearings Today: The Get-Tough Movement9. Youths in the Adult System10. Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century11. The Lessons of History Applied Today12. The End of Juvenile Delinquency?NotesIndex