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Author Elikann, Peter T.

Title Superpredators : the demonization of our children by the law / Peter Elikann ; foreword by Marc Klaas
Published Reading, Massachusetts : Perseus Books, 1999


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 W'PONDS  364.36 Eli/Std  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Marc Klaas -- Ch. 1. Introduction and Overview: Children as the Enemy -- Ch. 2. A Coming Youth Crime Wave by a Nation of Sociopaths -- Ch. 3. The Everydayness of Firearms -- Ch. 4. Adult Trials and Prisons for Juveniles -- Ch. 5. Shame: The Little-Known Secret Of Crime -- Ch. 6. The Solution: Intervention, Families, Role Models, the Media and Rehabilitation -- Ch. 7. Conclusion: A 15-Point Plan
Summary Almost weekly it seems that we're bombarded with gruesome headlines of horrific criminal acts committed by young people - adolescents shoot their peers in the schoolyard; a teenager gives birth at her prom, kills the baby, and rejoins the dance; two boys allegedly kill a girl for her bicycle. Are children today more violent and remorseless than in the past? Is this the advent of a youth crime wave? What's the best option to fight juvenile crime - prevention and rehabilitation or life sentences in adult prisons and the death penalty? Superpredators: The Demonization of Our Children by the Law tackles these important questions head-on. Peter Elikann, criminal defense attorney, legal commentator, and author, persuasively argues that children are not born to become "superpredators" who wreak havoc on society
Superpredators fiercely champions these littlest individuals and, in fact, adopts an optimistic note - that youth crime will continue to drop as long as we invest in our children with proven policies and ethics for living and interacting. We must reevaluate the family unit and bring adults, mentors, and role models into the lives of our children
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Dysfunctional families -- Services for -- United States.
Juvenile corrections -- United States.
Juvenile delinquency -- United States -- Prevention.
Problem youth -- Services for -- United States.
LC no. 99012713
ISBN 0306460076