American Juvenile Justice by Franklin E. Zimring

By Franklin E. Zimring

American Juvenile Justice is a definitive quantity for classes at the criminology and coverage research of formative years. the point of interest is at the ideas and coverage of a separate and particular method of teenybopper justice. The e-book opens with an creation of the construction of early life, offering a justification for the class of the juvenile or a interval of partial accountability ahead of complete maturity. next sections comprise empirical investigations of the character of minor illegal activity and felony coverage towards formative years crime. on the middle of the e-book is an issue for a penal coverage that acknowledges reduced accountability and a early life coverage that emphasizes some great benefits of letting the maturing method proceed with minimum interruption. The ebook concludes with functions of the center matters to 5 particular troublesome areas in present juvenile justice: youngster being pregnant, move to legal court docket, minority overrepresentation, juvenile gun use, and early life murder.

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Probation is at its essence an incremental social control strategy, one that relies on the basic health and functionality of the subjects’ community life. Even the more ambitious plans of probation advocates to get involved with families and schools amounted to low-intensity social control, particularly given the tiny budgets and volunteer staffs characteristic of the early years of the juvenile court. 16 But this clearly interventionist institution was not emulated in the proliferation of juvenile courts.

The period 1971–1991 was not a typical interlude in the history of American crime policy. 33 Never was the pressure for confinement as consistent and substantial. Total confinement for the younger group increased by 21 percent, while the incarceration rate of young adults more than doubled. By 1991, the difference in incarceration rates for the two groups was more than two to one, and this very substantial gap is one reason why those who had succeeded in radically altering punishments in criminal courts might have resented the stability in policy and outcome that occurred for younger offenders.

There are, in my view, a few such principles. Competence testing makes sense in public law when one of two conditions is met: (1) extending a privilege creates a danger to the user and to others, or (2) A special privilege is requested—for example, entering practice as a doctor, lawyer, or accountant. Even in these circumstances, because our capacities to test competence are limited, THE PROBLEM OF INDIVIDUAL VARIATION 27 testing alone should rarely be a sufficient condition for allowing a dangerous privilege.

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