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Correcting Racial Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System: Refining Prosecutorial Discretion

Kristin Henning

in A New Juvenile Justice System: Total Reform for a Broken System

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479898800
eISBN:
9781479800308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898800.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter focuses on the pervasive racial disparities in the existing juvenile justice system. Notwithstanding the growing body of developmental research demonstrating that much of juvenile crime ... 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


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