By Antony Duff, Ido Weijers
This present day, juvenile justice is extra arguable than ever. should still our remedy of younger offenders fluctuate from that of grownup offenders? What position should still principles of punishment play? may still our pursuits be rehabilitative and educative instead of punitive? should still we divert younger offenders from the legal justice procedure altogether, picking out "restorative" instead of "retributive" justice? those questions are addressed during this interdisciplinary quantity, which brings jointly criminologists, educationalists, psychologists and philosophers. half I lines the heritage of minor justice. half II tackles primary normative problems with punishment, ethical schooling and recovery. half III seems to be at disgrace and guilt, paying specific realization to Braithwaite's belief of reintegrative shaming.
Read Online or Download Punishing Juveniles: Principle and Critique PDF
Similar criminology books
Expert equipment and methods for info and intelligence accumulating. .. now published that you should use. you can now discover something you must find out about someone you need to learn about fulfill your want to know with those revealing specialist manuals on research, crime and police sciences.
For twelve years Robert Blecker, a felony legislation professor, wandered freely within Lorton crucial felony, armed merely with cigarettes and a tape recorder. The dying of Punishment assessments criminal philosophy opposed to the truth and knowledge of road criminals and their guards. a few killers' poignant conditions may still lead us to mercy; others express in actual fact why they need to die.
Restorative justice is among the such a lot observed themes within the box of legal justice, more and more emphasised with regards to younger offenders. Many see it additionally as a paradigm shift in felony justice, clear of dominant punitive and healing paradigms, emphasizing as a substitute the reintegration of offenders and strength offenders into their groups.
- Theoretical Criminology
- The Society of Captives: A Study of a Maximum Security Prison (Princeton Classic Editions)
- The Economics of Crime: Lessons For and From Latin America (National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report)
- Policy Transfer and Criminal Justice
- Violent Crime: Assessing Race and Ethnic Differences
Extra resources for Punishing Juveniles: Principle and Critique
In addition, the need for cell capacity undergoes considerable fluctuations. For example, in 1999 the Dutch Minister of Justice had to admit in parliament that 1,200 cells were unoccupied. As a result, part of that prison capacity has now been converted into youth accommodation. In fact American research has since long established that the manipulation of penalties has little or no effect on crime rates (President’s Commission of Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, 1976; Tonry, 1994: 163–80; Howell, 1997: 193–9).
New ideas of resocialisation and rehabilitation were developed and psychological interventions came to be preferred to physical punishment. The new rationalism looked for interventions that would have a more profound effect on the behaviour of children as well as being more humane. It was essentially based on two notions or beliefs. The first was that deviance and delinquency are caused not so much by the child’s innate wickedness, as by its environment. Poverty, neglect and abandonment would lead to vagrancy, deviancy and finally to delinquency.
Third, authorities came to realise that a situation in which children continued to be victims of society’s social organisation was altogether unacceptable. Fourth, corporal punishment was increasingly seen as morally wrong and ineffective as a preventive measure. Finally, high expectations were placed on the institution, where children would be taught Christian values and norms and useful labour. Unfortunately, the practice of the reformatories, all over the western world, hardly met these expectations (Rothman, 1971; Leonard, 1995).