Book Review

Jeffrey A. Butts (2000). Book Review. Recriminalizing Delinquency: Violent Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice Reform, Simon I. Singer (1996). Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Volume 571, pp. 233-234.

Sociologist Simon Singer draws upon the experiences of a single jurisdiction (New York State) to examine the most prominent trend in contemporary juvenile crime policy-the transfer of young offenders to criminal court, where they can be tried as adults. Nearly every state legislature, the U.S. Congress, and virtually all candidates for elected office now embrace criminal-court transfer as a necessary keystone of juvenile crime policy.