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A New Juvenile Justice System: Total Reform for a Broken System

Nancy E. Dowd


This book aims at nothing less than a complete reform of the existing juvenile justice system: not minor change or even significant overhaul, but the replacement of the existing system with a different vision. Uniformly, the book agrees that an ideal system should be centered around the principle of child well-being and the goal of helping kids to achieve productive lives as citizens and members of their communities. Rather than the existing system, with its punitive, destructive, undermining effect and uneven application by race and gender, the chapters envision a system responsive to the nee ... More

Keywords: juvenile justice system, child well-being, public safety, children, adulthood, youth development

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479898800
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479898800.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy E. Dowd, editor

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Nancy E. Dowd

Part I Setting the Agenda

1 Child Well-Being

James Bell

Part II Core Components

Part III Essential Perspectives

7 Lost in Translation No More

Richard E. Redding

Part IV Critical Actors

11 Helping Adolescents Succeed

Carlos J. Martinez

12 Fit to Be T(r)ied

Richard Mora and Mary Christianakis

13 Applying J.D.B. v. North Carolina

Lisa H. Thurau and Sia Henry

Part V Support Systems

15 Immigrant Children

Elizabeth M. Frankel

16 Crossover Youth

Robin Rosenberg and Christina L. Spudeas

18 No More Closed Doors

David Domenici and Renagh O’Leary