Rethinking juvenile justice / Elizabeth S. Scott, Laurence Steinberg.
By: Scott, Elizabeth S.
Contributor(s): Steinberg, Laurence D.Material type: TextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008Description: 370 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780674030862 (alk. paper); 0674030869 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United StatesDDC classification: 345.73/08
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Introduction : The challenge of Lionel Tate -- The science of adolescent development and teenagers' involvement in crime -- Regulating children in American law : the state as parent and protector -- Why crime is different -- Immaturity and mitigation -- Developmental competence and the adjudication of juveniles -- Social welfare and juvenile crime regulation -- The developmental model and juvenile justice policy for the twenty-first century -- Is society ready for juvenile justice reform?
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-354) and index.
The authors combine their legal and psychology backgrounds to offer a new approach to juvenile justice, based on their exploration of research not available when the punitive laws now in effect were enacted and on their review of current legal standards.