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Juveniles at Risk: A Plea for Preventive Justice

Christopher Slobogin and Mark R. Fondacaro


First established at the end of the 19th century, the juvenile justice system has long been searching for an effective set of guiding principles. Over the last hundred years, through a series of piecemeal rulings, it has undergone an evolution from its original foundation on the rehabilitation model to the current “get-tough” system that increasingly treats juvenile offenders as adults. At present, there is no overarching theory or model of juvenile justice intervention in this nation or even in any given state. Juvenile justice policy is best characterized as a helter-skelter array, inconsist ... More

Keywords: juvenile justice system, juvenile offenders, juvenile justice intervention, policymakers, rehabilitation, reintegration, policy approaches

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199778355
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778355.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Slobogin, author
Vanderbilt University Law School
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Mark R. Fondacaro, author
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
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