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Bad Kids Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court

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ISBN-10: 0195097882

ISBN-13: 9780195097887

Edition: 1999

Authors: Barry C. Feld

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Within the past three decades, social and legal changes have transformed the juvenile court from a nominally rehabilitative welfare agency into a second-class criminal court for young offenders. Recent efforts to "toughen" juvenile justice policies have resulted in increasingly harsh sanctions that fall disproportionately on minority youths. In this provocative new book, Barry Feld examines what went wrong with the juvenile court and proposes an alternative model for youth crimecontrol and child welfare. The Progressive reformers who created the juvenile court a century ago saw children as relatively blameless and innocent. But recent decades of rising crime rates associated with urban…    
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/18/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.21" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Barry C. Feld is Centennial Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota and author or editor of many books, including The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice , Cases and Materials on Juvenile Justice Administration , and Bad Kids: Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court .

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Introduction
The Social Construction of Childhood and Adolescence
The Juvenile Court and the "Rehabilitative Ideal"
The Constitutional Domestication of the Juvenile Court
Procedural Justice in Juvenile Courts: Law on the Books and Law in Action
Social Control and Noncriminal Status Offenders: Triage and Privatization
Delinquent or Criminal? Juvenile Court's Shrinking Jurisdiction over Serious Young Offenders
Punishment, Treatment, and the Juvenile Court: Sentencing Delinquents
Abolish the Juvenile Court: Sentencing Policy When the Child Is a Criminal and the Criminal Is a Child
Epilogue
References
Index