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Juveniles at RiskA Plea for Preventive Justice$
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Christopher Slobogin and Mark R. Fondacaro

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199778355

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778355.001.0001

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Juvenile Justice in Flux

Juvenile Justice in Flux

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Juvenile Justice in Flux
Source:
Juveniles at Risk
Author(s):

Christopher Slobogin (Contributor Webpage)

Mark R. Fondacaro (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778355.003.0001

This chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore whether the separate juvenile justice system should continue to exist and, if so, in what form. It proposes a reimagination of the legal basis for juvenile courts that facilitates their use as a way of ensuring that juvenile offenders end up on the right track rather than in prison. Four models of juvenile justice are discussed from a historical perspective. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   juvenile justice system, juvenile courts, juvenile offenders, prison

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