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American Juvenile Justice

Franklin E. Zimring


This volume discusses criminology and policy analysis of adolescence. The focus is on the principles and policy of a separate and distinct system of juvenile justice. The book opens with an introduction of the creation of adolescence, presenting a justification for the category of the juvenile or a period of partial responsibility before full adulthood. Subsequent sections include empirical investigations of the nature of youth criminality and legal policy towards youth crime. At the heart of the book is an argument for a penal policy that recognizes diminished responsibility and a youth polic ... More

Keywords: criminology, policy analysis, adolescence, adulthood, youth criminality, legal policy, penal policy, youth policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195181166
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181166.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Franklin E. Zimring, author