By Nancy E. Dowd; (ed.)
A brand new Juvenile Justice process goals at not anything lower than a whole reform of the prevailing method: no longer minor switch or maybe major overhaul, however the alternative of the present method with a distinct imaginative and prescient. The authors during this volume—academics, activists, researchers, and people who serve within the latest system—all reply during this assortment to the query of what the approach might be. Uniformly, they agree that an incredible approach can be situated round the precept of kid healthiness and the target of assisting little ones to accomplish effective lives as voters and individuals in their groups.
Rather than the prevailing approach, with its punitive, damaging, undermining influence and asymmetric program by way of race and gender, those authors envision a approach aware of the desires of sweet sixteen in addition to to the community’s valid desire for public defense. How, they ask, can the beliefs of equality, freedom, liberty, and self-determination remodel the process? How do we increase the percentages that youngsters who've been categorized as “delinquent” could make profitable transitions to maturity? and the way do we create a procedure that is determined by confirmed, family-focused interventions and creates possibilities for optimistic adolescence improvement? Drawing upon interdisciplinary paintings in addition to on-the-ground courses and event, the authors cartoon out the vast parameters of one of these approach.
Providing the rules, ambitions, and urban potential to accomplish them, this quantity imagines utilizing our assets properly and good to take a position in all youngsters and their power to give a contribution and thrive in our society.
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Additional info for A New Juvenile Justice System: Total Reform for a Broken System
The use and acceptance of structural violence as a key component of social control is risky, dangerous, and harmful to civil society and must be resisted. Indeed, there are structural imperatives that have a huge gravitational pull that has well-meaning professionals eagerly embracing this deficit-based view of communities of color by adopting an ethos that accepts incarceration as an unfortunate but necessary byproduct of getting youth of color services. Often, officials are correct in their assessment that a youth is in need of various services, but the practice of using need as a justification for secure confinement is problematic because it fails to objectively assess the actual risk to public safety and/or flight posed by the youth in question.
National Council on Crime and Delinquency, supra note 14. Barry Krisberg, Juvenile Justice: Redeeming Our Children (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2005).
Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, Vincent Schiraldi, Brenda V. Smith, and Jason Ziedenberg, Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform: Reducing Racial Disparities in Juvenile Detention (Baltimore: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2002). Richard M. Lerner, Michael D. Wiatrowski, Megan Kiely Mueller, Christopher M. Napolitano, Kristina L. Schmid, and Anita Pritchard, “A Vision for the American Juvenile Justice System,” in Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice, edited by Francine T. Sherman and Francine H.