Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

American Youth Violence

American Youth Violence

September 11, 2012

"American Youth Violence," Franklin Zimring, University of California at Berkeley, presented as part of The Robina Annual Conference "Crime and Justice in America, 1975-2025," on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Franklin Zimring is the author of many books on a wide range of topics. In "American Youth Violence," Zimring offered the definitive examination of adolescent violence in the United States as a social phenomenon and a policy problem. His book "An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending" is the first scholarly book in half a century to analyze the justice system’s response to sexual misconduct by children and adolescents. Other major books include "The Contradictions in American Capital Punishment," (with David T. Johnson) "The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia," "The City That Became Safe: What New York Teaches About Urban Crime and Its Control," "The Great American Crime Decline," and (with Gordon Hawkins and Sam Kamin) "Punishment and Democracy: Three Strikes and You’re Out in California."

"Crime and Justice in America, 1975-2025," was made possible by support from the Robina Foundation and the National Institute of Justice.