Can we do Without Juvenile Justice?

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?