Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

9781479816873: Hardback
Release Date: 2nd May 2014

9781479834440: Paperback
Release Date: 2nd May 2014

9781479863402: PDF
Release Date: 2nd May 2014

22 black and white illustrations

Dimensions: 153 x 229

Number of Pages: 256

Series Youth, Crime, and Justice

NYU Press

Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

Hardback / £73.00
Paperback / £20.99
PDF / £23.00

Thisis a hopeful but complicated era for those with ambitions to reform thejuvenile courts and youth-serving public institutions in the United States. As advocates plea for major reforms, many fear the public backlash inmaking dramatic changes. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justiceprovides a look at the recent trends in juvenile justice as well as suggestionsfor reforms and policy changes in the future. Should youth be treated as adultswhen they break the law? How can youth be deterred from crime? What factorsshould be considered in how youth are punished?What role should the police have in schools?

This essential volume, edited by two of the leadingscholars on juvenile justice, and with contributors who are among the keyexperts on each issue, the volume focuses on the most pressing issues of theday: the impact of neuroscience on our understanding of brain development andsubsequent sentencing, the relationship of schools and the police, the issue ofthe school-to-prison pipeline, the impact of immigration, the privacy of juvenile records, and the need for nationalpolicies—including registration requirements--for juvenile sex offenders. Choosingthe Future for American Juvenile Justice is not only a timely collection, basedon the most current research, but also a forward-thinking volume thatanticipates the needs for substantive and future changes in juvenile justice.

Franklin E. Zimring and David S. Tanenhaus
Part I. The Legacy of the 1990s 
 1. American Youth Violence: A Cautionary Tale 
Franklin E. Zimring
 2. The Power Politics of Juvenile Court Transfer in the 1990s 
Franklin E. Zimring
Part II. New Borderlands for Juvenile Justice 
 3. Juvenile Sexual Offenders 
Michael F. Caldwell 
 4. The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Rhetoric and Reality 
Aaron Kupchik
 5. Education behind Bars? The Promise of the Maya Angelou Academy 
James Forman Jr.
 6. A Tale of Two Systems: Juvenile Justice System Choices and Their Impact on Young Immigrants 
David B. Thronson
 7. Juvenile Criminal Record Confidentiality 
James B. Jacobs
 8. Minority Overrepresentation: On Causes and Partial Cures 
Franklin E. Zimring
Part III. Making Change Happen 
 9. The Once and Future Juvenile Brain 
Terry A. Maroney
 10. On Strategy and Tactics for Contemporary Reforms 
Franklin E. Zimring and David S. Tanenhaus
About the Contributors 

Franklin E.
is William G. Simon Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley
Law School. He is the author of several books, including The City That Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its
Control and American Juvenile Justice.

David S. Tanenhaus is Professor
of History and James E. Rogers Professor of History and Law at the William S.
Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the author of The Constitutional Rights of Children and Juvenile Justice in the Making. He is also co-editor, with Franklin Zimring, of the series Youth, Crime, and Justice for NYU Press.

“Categorized as a volume addressing criminology and law, this book has value beyond so narrow a scope. Indeed, it should be required reading for school administrators and board members, teachers-in-training, and youth advocates of all stripes, that these professionals might reconsider the implications of such practices as policing schools with school resource officers and feeding the school-to-prison pipeline.”-Voya Voice of Youth Advocates

"After two decades of ‘get-tough’ policies thatrepudiated the original idea that ‘children are different,’ Choosing the Future for American JuvenileJustice provides an important and timely antidote. The essays examine both how politiciansforgot juvenile courts’ founding principles and explore policy directions forthe future. This outstanding collectionby leading scholars examines important, but seldom addressed issues andconcludes with a course of action for sensible policy reforms."-Barry Feld,author of Kids, Cops, and Confessions: Inside the Interrogation Room

“Zimring and Tanenhaus’ Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice is a significant contribution to the study of adolescents. It provides a wealth of data and sharpens the argument for the immediate need to enact progressive reforms in the juvenile justice system.”-J Youth Adolescence

"This is an extraordinary volume. Thecontributors do more than remind us of the importance of the juvenile court tojurisprudence in America and elsewhere in the world. They give us nuanceddirections on how to re-establish a juvenile justice system that is effective,fair, rational and developmentally appropriate."-Robert G. Schwartz,Executive Director, Juvenile Law Center, and co-editor of Youth on Trial