Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System

Nathaniel Dudziak (Editor)

Series: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Corrections, Children’s Issues, Laws and Programs
BISAC: LAW026000



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Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Since the world’s first juvenile court was founded in Chicago, our legal system has recognized a separate mandate to rehabilitate youth with an approach that is different than adults. Today, all 50 states and the District of Columbia and the federal government have two distinct systems for dealing with adults and juveniles, and corrections systems kept pace by developing different systems for dealing with the youth. While the majority of youth arrested for criminal acts are prosecuted in state juvenile justice systems, a significant proportion of youth are handled by adult criminal justice agencies. This book examines the issues, impacts and options facing corrections when they manage youth in the adult system, with a focus on raising awareness of these issues, and finding the best ways to curb juvenile delinquency in correctional settings. (Imprint: Novinka )


You’re An Adult Now: Youth in Adult Criminal Justice Systems
(Jason Ziedenberg, Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections)

Trying Juveniles as Adults: An Analysis of State Transfer Laws and Reporting
(Patrick Griffin, Sean Addie, Benjamin Adams, Kathy Firestine, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention)

Juvenile Transfer Laws: An Effective Deterrent to Delinquency?
(Richard E. Redding, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention)


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