An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending (Adolescent Development and Legal Policy)
By: Franklin E. Zimring (author), Francis A. Allen (author)Paperback
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"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.
Franklin E. Zimring is the William G. Simon Professor of Law at the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, The Great American Crime Decline, and coeditor of A Century of Juvenile Justice, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.
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