Do the Crime, Do the Time: Juvenile Criminals and Adult Justice in the American Court System

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - Law - 242 pages
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This book provides a fresh 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.

 

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Contents

Adult Time for Adult Crimes
1
Understanding the System
23
Juvenile Crime and Transfer Trends
49
Transfers and Public Policy
71
The Supreme Court Defines the Boundaries of Juvenile Justice
109
Public Opinion Public Policy and Juvenile Justice
137
Implications of Transfers for Juvenile Offenders
159
Future of Transfers
181
Cases Cited
205
References
207
Index
233
About the Authors
243
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About the author (2012)

G. Larry Mays, PhD, is Regents Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. Mays is author or editor of 18 books and nearly 100 scholarly articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and practitioner publications.

Rick Ruddell, PhD, is Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies and faculty in the Department of Justice Studies at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Ruddell received his doctorate in criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and his research has focused upon policing, criminal justice policy, and juvenile justice.

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