Judging Children as Children: A Proposal for a Juvenile Justice System

Judging Children as Children: A Proposal for a Juvenile Justice System

Judging Children as Children: A Proposal for a Juvenile Justice System

Judging Children as Children: A Proposal for a Juvenile Justice System

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For centuries, philosophers have struggled to define justice, constantly seeking to improve the way humanity applies the concept. What is justice for children who violate the law? How should a just society judge young offenders? When is it proper to punish a child as a criminal? What form should the punishment take? And what justifies the practice? In Judging Children as Chil dren: A Proposal for a Juvenile Justice System, I have attempted to address these issues in the context of our current national policy of trying children accused of crimes in adult courts. As the presiding judge of Manhattan's Youth Part since 1992, a special court in New York City which has the responsibility of resolving cases of children as young as 13 who are tried as adults, I have confronted the complex world of troubled children and children in trouble with the law. This book has grown out of that experience. I have attempted to present an accurate portrayal of certain consequences of the policy of trying children as adults as they have consistently and continuously been revealed to me. I hope the reader will conclude that this account is an honest appraisal of the issues presented by such a policy and that my recommendations for improving our juvenile justice system are . . .

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