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Introduction: An Experiment in Youth Justice

Carla J. Barrett

in Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709467
eISBN:
9780814760048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709467.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter briefly outlines the alternative-to-incarceration (ATI) program exercised by the Manhattan Youth Part, the one courtroom set aside in Manhattan for criminal cases involving ... More


Calendar Days in the Youth Part: Mundanity and Drama

Carla J. Barrett

in Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709467
eISBN:
9780814760048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709467.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes a typical calendar day in the Manhattan Youth Part courtroom and shows how delay, routinization, and drama characterize the court. Calendar days—usually Fridays—were set aside ... More


Rehabilitation, Youth Part Style

Carla J. Barrett

in Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709467
eISBN:
9780814760048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709467.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter reveals some of the many challenges that arose in the day-to-day case processing of young defendants and details the strategies employed by the court in response to them. Using courtroom ... More


Judging the Court, Judging Transfer

Carla J. Barrett

in Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709467
eISBN:
9780814760048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709467.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses what the public knows about the success of the criminal prosecution of youth in general, and of the Manhattan Youth Part practices in particular. It draws from annual ... More


Managing Contradictions

Carla J. Barrett

in Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709467
eISBN:
9780814760048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709467.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter highlights how the Manhattan Youth Part managed the most basic tension at work in the practice of trying youths as adults—that, regardless of their statutorily designated “adult” status, ... More


Conclusion: Kids Will Be Kids

Carla J. Barrett

in Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709467
eISBN:
9780814760048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709467.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This concluding chapter discusses how the experiment in juvenile justice undertaken by the Manhattan Youth Part provides a model for responding to serious adolescent lawbreakers—a model that holds ... More


Individualized Justice in a Criminal Court

Carla J. Barrett

in Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709467
eISBN:
9780814760048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709467.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter illustrates the often paternalistic and maternalistic treatment given to kids by judges and other court actors in the Manhattan Youth Part during court proceedings. By showing the ... More


Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court

Carla J. Barrett

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709467
eISBN:
9780814760048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709467.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Despite being labeled as adults, the approximately 200,000 youth under the age of 18 who are now prosecuted as adults each year in criminal court are still adolescents, and the contradiction of their ... More


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