Jeffrey A. Butts (2009). Can we do Without Juvenile Justice? In You Decide! Current Debates in Criminal Justice. Bruce N. Waller (Editor). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Elected officials throughout the U.S. are gradually dismantling the juvenile justice system and replacing it with a pseudo-criminal system, one that emphasizes mandatory sentences and formal, adversarial procedures. Is the separate, juvenile justice system still feasible? If not, what can replace it?