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Adolescent development and the regulation of youth crime

Paper examining the changing trends in the U.S. youth justice system since the end of the nineteenth century and arguing that a new model should be constructed for the 21st century based on the concept of placing young offenders in an intermediate category, separate from children and adults.

Elizabeth S. Scott
Laurence Steinberg
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Brookings Institution