Bad Kids

Bad Kids

Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court

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Baker & Taylor
Traces the evolution of the juvenile court from its inception in the early 1900s, with an emphasis on the past three decades.

Oxford University Press
Written by a leading scholar of juvenile justice, this book examines the social and legal changes that have transformed the juvenile court in the last three decades from a nominally rehabilitative welfare agency into a scaled-down criminal court for young offenders. It explores the complex relationship between race and youth crime to explain both the Supreme Court decisions to provide delinquents with procedural justice and the more recent political impetus to "get tough" on young offenders. This provocative book will be necessary reading for criminal and juvenile justice scholars, sociologists, legislators, and juvenile justice personnel.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780195097870
Branch Call Number: 364.36 Fe 1999
Characteristics: xv, 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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