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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


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


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