Juvenile Court and Its Systems of Juvenile Justice

  • Simon I. Singer
Part of the The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice book series (PSIC)


The history of juvenile justice reforms in the United States and many other parts of the Western world is an uneven one (Sutton, 1988). Reforms that brought about juvenile justice are a consequence of modern-day efforts to deal with the most stubborn and defiant juveniles. Although troubled juveniles and juvenile crime have always existed, what has changed is the manner in which officials are able to deal with misbehaving juveniles. The intractable problem of what to do with the delinquent has produced solutions that go beyond the child, the family, or the community. Modern-day responses draw on ever more complex institutional responses that stretch considerably beyond the political and organizational limits of a traditional juvenile court and its system of justice.


Criminal Justice Juvenile Justice Juvenile Offender Juvenile Justice System Criminal Court 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon I. Singer
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  1. 1.Department of SociologySUNY at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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