Youth On Trial: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile Justice

Paperback | September 1, 2003

EditorThomas Grisso

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In Youth on Trial, a wide range of leaders in developmental psychology and law combine their expertise to investigate the limitations of our youth policy—including the problematic trend of trying alleged juvenile criminals as adults.

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In Youth on Trial, a wide range of leaders in developmental psychology and law combine their expertise to investigate the limitations of our youth policy—including the problematic trend of trying alleged juvenile criminals as adults.

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In Youth on Trial, a wide range of leaders in developmental psychology and law combine their expertise to investigate the limitations of our youth policy—including the problematic trend of trying alleged juvenile criminals as adults.

Thomas Grisso is a professor of psychiatry (clinical psychology) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.Robert G. Schwartz is the executive director of the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:September 1, 2003Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226309134

ISBN - 13:9780226309132

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile Justice
Introduction
1 Developmental Psychology Goes to Court
2 Adolescent Development, Mental Disorders, and Decision making of Delinquent Youths

Part II:Adolescents' Capacities as Trial Defendants
Introduction
3 Adjudicative Competence and Youthful Offenders
4 Juveniles' Waiver of Legal Rights:Confessions, Miranda, and the Right to Counsel
5 What We Know about Youths' Capacities as Trial Dependants
6 Researching Juveniles' Capacities as Dependants
7 Clinical and Forensic Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial in Juvenile Defendants
8 Youths' Trial Participation as Seen by Youths and Their Attorneys: An Exploration of Competence-Based Issues
9 The Role of Lawyers in Promoting Juveniles' Competence as Defendants

Part III:Culpability and Youths' Capacities
Introduction
10 Penal Proportionality for the Young Offender:Notes on Immaturity, Capacity, and Diminished Responsibility
11 Criminal Responsibility in Adolescence: Lessons from Developmental Psychology
12 Researching Adolescents' Judgment and Culpability
13 The Social Cognitive(Attributional) Perspective on Culpability in Adolescent Offenders
14 Contexts of Choice by Adolescents in Criminal Events
15 Can the Courts Fairly Account for the Diminished Competence and Culpability of Juveniles? A Judge's Perspective

Epilogue
Contributors
Subject Index
Author Index