Judging Juveniles: Prosecuting Adolescents in Adult and Juvenile Courts (New Perspectives in Crime #5) (Paperback)

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2007 Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award presented by the American Society of Criminology
2007 American Society of Criminology Michael J. Hindelang Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Research in Criminology
By comparing how adolescents are prosecuted and punished in juvenile and criminal (adult) courts, Aaron Kupchik finds that prosecuting adolescents in criminal court does not fit with our cultural understandings of youthfulness. As a result, adolescents who are transferred to criminal courts are still judged as juveniles. Ultimately, Kupchik makes a compelling argument for the suitability of juvenile courts in treating adolescents. Judging Juveniles suggests that justice would be better served if adolescents were handled by the system designed to address their special needs.

About the Author


Aaron Kupchik is Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. He is the author of many books including Homeroom Security: School Discipline in an Age of Fear and The Real School Safety Problem: The Long-Term Consequences of Harsh School Punishment. His book, Judging Juveniles: Prosecuting Adolescents in Adult and Juvenile Courts, and Criminal Courts is the winner of the 2007 American Society of Criminology Michael J. Hindelang Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Research in Criminology.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780814747742
ISBN-10: 0814747744
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: November 20th, 2006
Pages: 211
Language: English
Series: New Perspectives in Crime