Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective

9781479826537: Hardback
Release Date: 24th July 2015

9781479843886: Paperback
Release Date: 1st May 2017

9781479838004: PDF
Release Date: 24th July 2015

9781479890446: PDF
Release Date: 24th July 2015

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 416

Series Youth, Crime, and Justice

NYU Press

Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective

Hardback / £42.00
Paperback / £22.99
PDF / £26.00
PDF / £26.00

An unprecedented comparison of juvenile justice systems across the globe, Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective brings together original contributions from some of the world's leading voices.

While American scholars may have extensive knowledge about other justice systems around the world and how adults are treated, juvenile justice systems and the plight of youth who break the law throughout the world is less often studied. This important volume fills a large gap in the study of juvenile justice by providing an unprecedented comparison of criminal justice and juvenile justice systems across the world, looking for points of comparison and policy variance that can lead to positive change in the United States.

Distinguished criminology scholars Franklin Zimring, Máximo Langer, and David Tanenhaus, and the contributors cover countries from Western Europe to rising powers like China, India, and countries in Latin America. The book discusses important issues such as the relationship between political change and juvenile justice, the common labels used to unify juvenile systems in different regions and in different forms of government, the types of juvenile systems that exist and how they differ, and more. Furthermore, the book uses its data on criminal versus juvenile justice in a wide variety of nations to create a new explanation of why separate juvenile and criminal courts are felt to be necessary.
An unprecedented comparison of juvenile justice systems across the globe, Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective brings together original contributions from some of the world's leading voices.

While American scholars may have extensive knowledge about other justice systems around the world and how adults are treated, juvenile justice systems and the plight of youth who break the law throughout the world is less often studied. This important volume fills a large gap in the study of juvenile justice by providing an unprecedented comparison of criminal justice and juvenile justice systems across the world, looking for points of comparison and policy variance that can lead to positive change in the United States.

Distinguished criminology scholars Franklin Zimring, Máximo Langer, and David Tanenhaus, and the contributors cover countries from Western Europe to rising powers like China, India, and countries in Latin America. The book discusses important issues such as the relationship between political change and juvenile justice, the common labels used to unify juvenile systems in different regions and in different forms of government, the types of juvenile systems that exist and how they differ, and more. Furthermore, the book uses its data on criminal versus juvenile justice in a wide variety of nations to create a new explanation of why separate juvenile and criminal courts are felt to be necessary.

Franklin E.
Zimring
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.

Máximo Langer is Professor of Law at UCLA. His work has been translated into Chinese,
German, and Spanish, and has received awards from different professional
associations, including the 2007 Hessel Yntema Prize by the American Society of
Comparative Law, the 2007 Margaret Popkin Award by the Latin American Studies
Association, and the 2012 Deák Prize by the American Society of International
Law.

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.