(In)justice for Juveniles: Rethinking the Best Interests of the Child

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Lexington Books, Jan 1, 1989 - Political Science - 184 pages
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In this highly charged, insightful investigation, Ira Schwartz takes us through a fascinating inquiry into the entire juvenile justice system in the United States. Tracing the past twenty years of attempted reforms through current trends, he measures the impact of various administrative, legal, and fiscal reform efforts and illustrtes how the contemporary juvenile justice system is still in shambles for the majority of our youth.

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Contents

The Facts and Myths of Juvenile Crime
23
The Politics of Juvenile Corrections
37
The Jailing of Juveniles
65
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About the author (1989)

A past administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the U.S. Department of Justice, Ira Schwartz now serves as a professor and director of the Center for the Study of Youth Policy at the University of Michigan's School of Social Work.

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