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Recriminalizing Delinquency

Recriminalizing Delinquency
Violent Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice Reform

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Criminology

  • Date Published: November 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521629201

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  • Recriminalizing Delinquency presents a case study of legislation that redefines previous acts of delinquency as crimes, and delinquents as juvenile offenders. It examines one state's response to violent juvenile crime through waiver legislation that transfers jurisdiction over juveniles from juvenile court to criminal court. It focuses on the creation, implementation, and effects of waiver legislation that lowered the eligible age of criminal responsibility to thirteen for murder and fourteen for other violent offenses.

    • Contributes to an understanding of public policy for violent juvenile offenders
    • Highly topical, provides an invaluable insight into newly emerging systems of juvenile justice
    • Examines in detail the reasons for bringing juveniles into criminal court
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    "Written as a case study in juvenile justice reform, Recriminalizing Delinquency provides a detailed and insightful account of a controversial legislative enactment, its background, content, intent, and impact....through this ambitious design, Singer has clearly set an agenda for subsequent research that should provide an opportunity for new and important insights to be obtained about the juvenile justice reform process." Troy L. Armstrong, American Journal of Sociology

    "...this is a book worthy of significant attention. Its instruction in evaluation research and on the triangulation of methods elevates Singer's study, which could serve as a good instructional tool....Policymakers and analysts would be well advised to consult this book." Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Contemporary Sociology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521629201
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.378kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 21 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Recriminalizing violent juvenile crime
    2. Taking stock of juvenile justice reforms
    3. Recriminalization on the move and its legal rules
    4. Contextual and legal reasons for identifying juveniles as criminal offenders
    5. The case processing of juvenile offenders: from arrest to disposition
    6. Recriminalization and organizing for deterrence
    7. Convicted juvenile offenders in a maximum security institution
    8. Concluding 'real' reasons for recriminalizing delinquency

  • Author

    Simon I. Singer, Northeastern University, Boston

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