Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 22 No 3 March/April 2017

Book of the Month

Cover of Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies

Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies

Edited by: Simon Mortimore
Price: £225.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


UK Public Holiday May 2017

Wildy's will be closed on Monday 1st May and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd May.

Online book orders received during the time we are closed will be processed as soon as possible once we re-open on Tuesday.

As usual Credit Cards will not be charged until the order is processed and ready to despatch.

Any non-UK eBook orders placed after 5pm on the Friday 28th April will not be processed until Tuesday 2nd May. UK eBook orders will be processed as normal.

Hide this message

An American Travesty

Image not available lge

ISBN13: 9780226983578
ISBN: 0226983579
Published: July 2006
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £39.00

This is the first scholarly book in half a century to detail and critique the justice system's response to sexual misconduct by children and adolescents in the United States. Too often, as Franklin Zimring argues, the American legal system fails to take age and developmental status into account when adjudicating young sexual offenders, responding as it would to an adult. An American Travesty - the second volume in the Adolescent Development and Legal Policy series - is a summary of current knowledge, a much-needed indictment of the legal system's ability to make appropriate decisions concerning young sexual offenders, and a call for specific reforms. Zimring shows that current policy toward young sex offenders is rarely based on facts and is often the result of fearful haste following a highly publicized crime. Assumptions about juvenile sex offenders in current legislation and debate are often based only on presumed motives and inclinations of adult offenders. But seventy-five years of empirical data show that such assumptions are wrong.;After surveying the facts and outlining the additional information needed for rational policy, An American Travesty proposes a series of reforms in juvenile and criminal courts as well as sex offender registration laws.

Image not available lge