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Barry C. Feld: The Evolution of the Juvenile Court: Race, Politics, and the Criminalizing of Juvenile Justice

New York University Press, New York, NY, 2017, 392pp, ISBN: 9781479895694
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Barry Feld’s The Evolution of the Juvenile Court; Race, Politics, and the Criminalizing of Juvenile Justiceexamines how social and political contexts, as well as perspectives on race, class, gender, age, and crime, influenced the evolution of the juvenile court across the 20th century. Feld analyses this evolution across four periods: the Progressive Era, the Due Process Revolution, the Get Tough Era, and the contemporary Kids Are Different Era. Throughout his analysis, the juvenile court is seen as the dependent variable, whose meaning and role changes in response to outside factors. For readers interested in policy, this book highlights how economic and public policy decisions that disproportionately affected minority groups created many of the disparities that are seen in the juvenile justice system today. For secondary schools teachers and staff, the work refutes the effectiveness of heavy surveillance as their main disciplinary measure. Feld believes that this approach is...

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  1. Feld, B. C. (2017). The Evolution of the Juvenile Court: Race, Politics, and the Criminalizing of Juvenile Justice. New York, NY: New York University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana University BloomingtonBloomingtonUSA

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