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War on Kids How American Juvenile Justice Lost Its Way

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ISBN-10: 0190605553

ISBN-13: 9780190605551

Edition: 2017

Authors: Cara H. Drinan

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In 2003, when he was sixteen, Terrence Graham and three other teens attempted to rob a barbeque restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. Though they left with no money, and no one was seriously injured, Terrence was sentenced to die in prison for his involvement in that crime. As shocking as Terrence's sentence sounds, it is merely a symptom of contemporary American juvenile justice practices. Today in this country, adolescents are routinely transferred out of juvenile court and into adult criminal court without any judicial oversight. Once in adult court, children can be sentenced without regard for their youth. Juveniles are housed in adult correctional facilities; they may be held in…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/16/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 9.29" wide x 6.42" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English