Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2018) 47:890–893 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0809-6 BOOK REVIEW Cara H. Drinan: The War on Kids: How American Juvenile Justice Lost its Way Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 224 pp, ISBN: 9780190605551 Stuti Kokkalera Received: 18 December 2017 / Accepted: 3 January 2018 / Published online: 1 February 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 In The War on Kids, legal scholar Cara Drinan seizes the in 2003 Terrence Graham, then 16, and two of his friends recent changes made by the Supreme Court on the juvenile tried to rob a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. A manager justice landscape to argue for steps that can be taken to of the restaurant confronted the three and while ﬂeeing, one correct juvenile sentencing practices in the last ﬁfty years. of Terrance’s accomplices hit the manager. Under Florida In each chapter, she uses personal stories of individuals who law, the prosecutor decides whether to charge a juvenile as were caught in the penal shifts of the juvenile justice system an adult, and accordingly, Terrence was charged with one in the last few decades to illustrate her argument for a count of armed burglary and one count
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