Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology
The juvenile court system should be abolished and all juvenile offenders should be integrated into the traditional criminal court system. The offenders' age should be taken into account during sentencing. The juvenile court system is a failure because a criminal punishment system cannot also be a social welfare system.
Barry C. Feld, Abolish the Juvenile Court: Youthfulness, Criminal Responsibility, and Sentencing Policy, 88 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 68 (1997), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/346.