Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 January 2019

328 Pages | 4 halftones, 22 line illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780190914264

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American Juvenile Justice

Second Edition

Franklin E. Zimring

  • Illuminates the core principles of modern juvenile justice and relates those principles to practice
  • Introduces students to the process of deriving specific juvenile justice policies from broad legal theories and from the facts about crimes committed by the young
  • Section introductions highlight the main themes and guide students through the work

New to this Edition:

  • Four new chapters with examinations on important topics including examinations on the elected use of juvenile courts over criminal court, punitive sex offender registration for juveniles, and appropriate tactics for juvenile justice reform
  • One important addition to chapter 11, which describes and evaluates the three major US Supreme Court decisions on sentences of life without the possibility of parole for persons under 18
  • Pulls together two decades of wildly inconsistent predictions of massive youth crime waves and explains why none of them happened

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