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Juveniles and Inmates

1. What recommendations for juvenile courts does Barry C. Feld offer that would not necessitate abolishing them? Why does he dismiss them, preferring instead to abolish juvenile courts altogether? What "cushions" does Feld recommend for juveniles being adjudicated in adult courts? How might they be helpful? How might they be harmful?

2. Why does Penny A. Robinette say that segregating HIV-positive inmates is both ethical and efficient? What are the advantages of mass screening for AIDS and segregation? What does Robinette see as the dangers for both inmates and guards of integrating AIDS inmates with others?

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1. What recommendations for juvenile courts does Barry C. Feld offer that would not necessitate abolishing them? Why does he dismiss them, preferring instead to abolish juvenile courts altogether? What "cushions" does Feld recommend for juveniles being adjudicated in adult courts? How might they be helpful? How might they be harmful?

Feld recommends the use of juvenile courts for truancy, statutory offenses, abused and neglected children, curfew violations, and other non-criminal violations. Feld has concluded that the mission of the juvenile justice system that was supposed to ensure the best interests of the child has not been adhered to, therefore, he suggests that they be abolished as a criminal court because it no longer lives up to its original tenets. The lack of due process protections for juveniles while functioning as a pseudo-criminal court is unconstitutional ...

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The expert examines juveniles and inmates. The advantages of mass screening for AIDS and segregation are determined.

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