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Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court

Carla J. Barrett


Despite being labeled as adults, the approximately 200,000 youth under the age of 18 who are now prosecuted as adults each year in criminal court are still adolescents, and the contradiction of their legal labeling creates numerous problems and challenges. This book takes a behind-the-scenes look at a unique judicial experiment called the Manhattan Youth Part, a specialized criminal court set aside for youth prosecuted as adults in New York City. Focusing on the lives of those coming through and working in the courtroom, the book is a study of a microcosm that reflects the costs, challenges, a ... More

Keywords: criminal courts, youth, adolescents, legal labelling, Manhattan Youth Part, youth of color, adult-juvenile cases

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814709467
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814709467.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carla J. Barrett, author