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Justice for Kids: Keeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System

Nancy E. Dowd


Children and youth become involved with the juvenile justice system at a significant rate. While some children move just as quickly out of the system and go on to live productive lives as adults, other children become enmeshed in the system, developing deeper problems and or transferring into the adult criminal justice system. This book focuses on ways to intervene at the earliest possible point to rehabilitate and redirect—to keep kids out of the system—rather than to punish and drive kids deeper. It presents a compelling argument for rethinking and restructuring the juvenile justice system a ... More

Keywords: juvenile justice system, criminal justice system, race, gender, sexual orientation, prevention, deterrence, children, youth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814721377
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814721377.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy E. Dowd, editor

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Nancy E. Dowd

I System Change

2 Delinquency and Daycare

David R. Katner

5 Looking for Air

Theresa Glennon

II Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation

7 Girl Matters

Lawanda Ravoira and Vanessa Patino

8 Supporting Queer Youth

Sarah Valentine

III Legal Socialization and Policing

9 Deterring Serious and Chronic Offenders

Thomas A. Loughran, Alex R. Piquero, Jeffrey Fagan, and Edward P. Mulvey

10 “I Want to Talk to My Mom”

Stephen M. Reba, Randee J. Waldman, and Barbara Bennett Woodhouse

IV Model Programs

11 Moving beyond Exclusion

Thalia N. C. González and Benjamin Cairns

12 The Line of Prevention

Khary Lazarre-White