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Boys among men : trying and sentencing juveniles as adults / David L. Myers.

By: Myers, David L, 1968-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Criminal justice, delinquency, and corrections: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2005Description: x, 193 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0275982548 (alk. paper); 9780275982546 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Juvenile delinquency -- United States | Juvenile delinquents -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States | Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States | Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States | Criminal courts -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Boys among men.DDC classification: 345.73/05
Contents:
"Adult crime, adult time" -- Separating the men from the boys -- Transformation to criminal -- Who gets transferred? -- What happens in adult court? -- Prospects for punishment and rehabilitation -- General and specific deterrence -- The rise and fall of "adult crime, adult time."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Adult crime, adult time" -- Separating the men from the boys -- Transformation to criminal -- Who gets transferred? -- What happens in adult court? -- Prospects for punishment and rehabilitation -- General and specific deterrence -- The rise and fall of "adult crime, adult time."

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CHOICE Review

In this exceptional overview of the process of juvenile waivers to adult court, Myers (criminology, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania) includes a detailed account of the history of the juvenile court system and does an excellent job of discussing the social and political context surrounding increases in transfers. He also gives clear descriptions of types of transfers as well as the process by which transfers occur, with a fair synopsis of prosecutorial and judicial discretion that should be easily understood by undergraduates and others not familiar with the juvenile justice system. Myers's personalization of the waiver process with the specific example of Nathaniel Abraham, the youngest defendant to be convicted as an adult, is appealing on a personal level but occasionally detracts from the broader contextual perspective of the rest of the book. Myers's research assessment nicely summarizes the ineffectiveness of waivers in reducing crime by juveniles and the failure of waivers to achieve general or specific deterrence. However, while the author does discuss the failures of specific institutions in juvenile programming, he gives less time to promising rehabilitative efforts, and does not expand on services beyond institutional borders, such as juvenile assessment centers, probation, or parole. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Most levels/libraries. R. K. Murray Creighton University

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<p> David L. Myers is Associate Professor of Criminology and a Dean's Associate in the School of Graduate Studies and Research at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he also directs the Doctoral Program in Criminology and the Center for Research in Criminology. He is a member of the IUP Research Institute Advisory Board and the Institutional Review Board of the National Center for Juvenile Justice, as well as an Associate Editor and Columnist for Criminal Justice Research Reports. He is the author of Excluding Violent Youths from Juvenile Court: The Effectiveness of Legislative Waiver (2001), and his articles have appeared in such journals as Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice , Journal of Juvenile Justice and Detention Services , Criminal Justice Review , Justice Research and Policy , and Criminal Justice Studies .</p>

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