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What recommendations for juvenile courts does Field offer that would not necessitate abolishing them? Why does he dismiss them, preferring instead to abolish juvenile courts altogether? Do you agree? Why or why not?

Child Murder Committed by Severely Mentally Ill
Mothers: An Examination of Mothers Found Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

Susan Hatters Friedman,1 M.D.; Debra R. Hrouda,1 M.S.S.A.; Carol E. Holden,2 Ph.D.;
Stephen G. Noffsinger,3 M.D.; and Phillip J. Resnick,1 M.D.

J Forensic Sci, Nov. 2005, Vol. 50, No. 6
Paper ID JFS2005132
Available online at: www.astm.org

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Fields? argument for abolishing the juvenile justice system in favor of collaborating the system with the adult courts are predicated upon widely held beliefs about the current state of juvenile justice. Many criminologists and researchers believe as Field does that legislative measures, reforms, and administrative changes have converted the historical mission of juvenile justice for social welfare toward juveniles into a penal system that doesn?t give youthful offenders ...

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The following posting discusses the consequences of having a separate juvenile court.