Journals Higher Education

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18 March 1999

392 Pages | 11 line illus

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195097887


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Bad Kids

Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court

Barry C. Feld

Studies in Crime and Public Policy

Written by a leading scholar of juvenile justice, this book explores the social and legal changes that have transformed the juvenile court in the last three decades from a nominally rehabilitative welfare agency into a scaled-down criminal court for young offenders. It explores the complex relationship between race and youth crime to explain both the Supreme Court decision to provide delinquents with procedural justice and the more recent political impetus to "get tough" on young offenders. This provocative book will be necessary reading for criminal and juvenile justice scholars, sociologists, legislators, and juvenile justice personnel.

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