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Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

Franklin E. Zimring and David S. Tanenhaus


This is a hopeful but complicated era for those with ambitions to reform the juvenile courts and youth-serving public institutions in the United States. As advocates plea for major reforms, many fear the public backlash in making dramatic changes. This book provides a look at the recent trends in juvenile justice as well as suggestions for reforms and policy changes in the future. Should youth be treated as adults when they break the law? How can youth be deterred from crime? What factors should be considered in how youth are punished? What role should the police have in schools? This book foc ... More

Keywords: juvenile courts, juvenile justice, juvenile sex offenders, reforms, policy changes, youth crime, youth punishment, immigration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479816873
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479816873.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Franklin E. Zimring, editor

David S. Tanenhaus, editor

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