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The Resource Do the crime, do the time : juvenile criminals and adult justice in the American court system, G. Larry Mays and Rick Ruddell

Do the crime, do the time : juvenile criminals and adult justice in the American court system, G. Larry Mays and Rick Ruddell

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Do the crime, do the time : juvenile criminals and adult justice in the American court system
Title
Do the crime, do the time
Title remainder
juvenile criminals and adult justice in the American court system
Statement of responsibility
G. Larry Mays and Rick Ruddell
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a look at the way the United States is choosing to deal with some of the serious or persistent youth offenders: by transferring juvenile offenders to adult courts. The first juvenile court was created in the United States in 1899. Since then, there have always been provisions in juvenile courts for those rare youngsters who would be more appropriately handled by the adult criminal courts. However, use of this provision was rare until the 1970s. In the 1980s and 1990s, the practice increased, resulting in many youngsters being tried as adults. Has this approach to juvenile crime worked or not? For more than 20 years now, the attitude in some jurisdictions has been "if you're old enough to do the crime, you're old enough to do the time." After two decades of applying this increasingly punitive mindset to juvenile offenders, it is possible to see the actual consequences of transferring more and younger offenders to adult courts. In this book, the authors apply their decades of experience, both in the practical world and from unique research perspectives, to shed light on the influence of public opinion and the political forces that shape juvenile justice policy in the United States. The book uses real-life examples and cases to draw connections between transfer policies and individual outcomes
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DLC
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Mays, G. Larry
Dewey number
364.360973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9794
LC item number
.M393 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
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Ruddell, Rick
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  • Juvenile justice, Administration of
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Justice, Administration of
Label
Do the crime, do the time : juvenile criminals and adult justice in the American court system, G. Larry Mays and Rick Ruddell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-232) and index
Contents
Adult time for adult crimes -- Understanding the system -- Juvenile crime and transfer trends -- Transfers and public policy -- The Supreme Court defines the boundaries of juvenile justice -- Public opinion, public policy, and juvenile justice -- Implications of transfers for juvenile offenders -- Future of transfers
Control code
ocn745980501
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 242 p.
Isbn
9780313392436
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011045318
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780313392429
  • (OCoLC)745980501
Label
Do the crime, do the time : juvenile criminals and adult justice in the American court system, G. Larry Mays and Rick Ruddell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-232) and index
Contents
Adult time for adult crimes -- Understanding the system -- Juvenile crime and transfer trends -- Transfers and public policy -- The Supreme Court defines the boundaries of juvenile justice -- Public opinion, public policy, and juvenile justice -- Implications of transfers for juvenile offenders -- Future of transfers
Control code
ocn745980501
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 242 p.
Isbn
9780313392436
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011045318
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780313392429
  • (OCoLC)745980501

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