Canon to the Left, Canon to the Right: Can the Juvenile Court Survive?

Publication year: 1982  |  Cataloged on: Dec 09, 2011

The author proposes in this article that the juvenile court is in danger of destruction. The article suggests that the inevitable demise of the juvenile court will come at the hands of those who gave it commissions in the first place - state legislatures. Topics include: The Charge of the Light Brigade - The Juvenile Court Movement; Canon to the Left - Procedural Reform; Canon to the Right - Substantive Revolution; and Into the Valley - Final Thoughts. The author concludes that if the juvenile justice system survives at all, it may become not a separate and philosophically different approach from the criminal justice system, but merely a separate criminal justice system for criminals under the age of eighteen.

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