By Mark Harrison Moore (auth.)
From the preface: "History has dealt the juvenile courtroom (and, extra generally, the juvenile justice procedure) a merciless blow. What begun as a promising social test has disillusioned approximately everyone... necessarily, disillusionment has weakened the mandate of the juvenile justice procedure. Conflicts in philosophy, as soon as held at bay via basic enthusiasm for the company, have now surfaced with nice urgency. What, in reality, is the aim of the juvenile justice process? Is it to guard the neighborhood from formative years crime, or to assist teenagers develop up? Is it basically a courtroom ruled by means of issues for justice? Or, is it extra essentially a social provider organisation concerned about structuring the environments of youngsters? Is the court docket an autonomous establishment that stands except the neighborhood and administers justice in a good and neutral approach? Or, is the courtroom an agent of the group within the experience that it establishes norms of behavior and attracts either private and non-private businesses to the projects of socializing children?"