An American Travesty (Paperback)Franklin E. Zimring (author)
Paperback 216 Pages
"An American Travesty" is the first scholarly book in half a century to analyze the justice system's response to sexual misconduct by children and adolescents in the United States. Writing with a refreshing dose of common sense, Franklin E. Zimring discusses our society's failure to consider the developmental status of adolescent sex offenders. Too often, he argues, the American legal system ignores age and developmental status when adjudicating young sexual offenders, in many cases responding as they would to an adult.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 1 mm
"An opinionated, articulate, and forceful critique of current politics and practices.... I would recommend this book for anyone interested in rethinking the fundamental questions of how our courts and systems should respond to these cases." - Law and Politics Book Review "One of the most important new books in the field of juvenile justice.... Zimring offers a thoughtful, research-based analysis of what went wrong with legal policy development." - Barry Krisberg, president, National Council on Crime and Delinquency "Franklin Zimring is one of the preeminent legal scholars in the United States today, and this exceptional, meticulous book shows why such status is so richly deserved." - Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare"
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