Youth On Trial: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile Justice by Thomas GrissoYouth On Trial: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile Justice by Thomas Grisso

Youth On Trial: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile Justice

EditorThomas Grisso

Paperback | September 1, 2003

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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.
Title:Youth On Trial: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile JusticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:September 1, 2003Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0226309134

ISBN - 13:9780226309132


Table of Contents


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

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

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

Subject Index
Author Index