Bad Kids

Bad Kids : Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 160 x 228.6 x 33mm | 771.12g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 11 line figures
  • 0195097874
  • 9780195097870

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Barry Feld's stand on reforming juvenile justice will surely be controversial, but his reasoning is clear, and his position is well argued. * Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, University of Missouri - St. Louis * Feld presents what is perhaps the most coherent and thorough review and analysis of the literature on American juvenile justice * Punishment and Society 2(4) *
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About Barry C. Feld

Barry Feld is Centennial Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. He is the author of five books and more than three dozen law review and criminology articles on juvenile justice administration with special emphases on serious offenders, procedural justice, and youth sentencing policy.
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