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International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child ParticipationFrom Social Exclusion to Child-Inclusive Policies$
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Tali Gal and Benedetta Duramy

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199366989

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366989.001.0001

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The Developmental Stakes of Youth Participation in American Juvenile Court

The Developmental Stakes of Youth Participation in American Juvenile Court

Chapter 13 The Developmental Stakes of Youth Participation in American Juvenile Court
International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation

Emily Buss

Oxford University Press

In the United States, Juvenile Court jurisdiction targets young people at serious risk of anti-social development to whom society is committed to offering another chance, with some assistance, to develop in a more pro-social direction. This chance is offered, however, through a dispositional process that undermines the law’s pro-social goals. An extensive body of literature in developmental and social psychology suggests that a dramatic transformation of that process that brought the young people to the center of the decision-making could materially enhance the developmental value of that process for young people. It could offer them meaningful opportunities to develop their decision-making skills and foster an understanding of self as a part of, rather than outside of, the community of law enforcement. This chapter brings together current law and practice with the social science literature to argue for the undertaking of a process experiment in Juvenile Court.

Keywords:   Juvenile Justice, Youth Participation, Restorative Justice, Therapeutic Justice, Adolescent Development, Legal Socialization, Social Identity Development

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