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Handbook of Juvenile Justice

Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Barbara Sims, Pamela Preston


732 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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Too often professionals in public policy or criminal justice must scramble to find additional reading on juvenile law and justice or on juvenile delinquency topics because most references and textbooks provide inadequate coverage of many issues of importance. The Handbook of Juvenile Justice: Theory and Practice responds to this need by providing comprehensive coverage of this important field of study.

Resulting from lengthy analysis by the editors about what are identified as the most pressing issues in the field, this volume contains contributions from recognized experts, many of whom are published with the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. These authors deliver a balanced representation of theoretical, research, policy, and legal materials associated with the juvenile justice system. The book presents both historical and modern accounts of critical issues, and includes a policy approach to issues of delinquency, status offense, treatment, punishment, special populations, and early intervention programs. This text is ideal as a resource for professionals studying juvenile justice and its impact on public policy.

Table of Contents

The Development of a Separate Justice System for Juveniles

History of the Treatment of and Attitudes toward Children, Allan L. Patenaude

Nineteenth Century Antecedents to the Twentieth Century Juvenile Court, James L. Hague

The Extension of Constitutional Rights to Juveniles, Katherine Bennett

Explaining Delinquency: Theory and Practice

Theoretical Explanations for Juvenile Delinquency, Barbara Sims

Delinquent Girls, Suman Kakar

Gender-Specific Intervention for Female Delinquents, Kristi Holsinger

The Relationship between Childhood Maltreatment and Delinquency, Marilyn Chandler Ford

Effective Social Control Measures in School and Community Programs: Implications for Policy and Practice, Carrie M. Butler and Ted R. Watkins

The Extent and Nature of Juvenile Delinquency

The Myth of the Juvenile Superpredator, Karen S. Miller, Gary W. Potter, and Victor E. Kappeler

The Emerging Problem of Preppie Gangs in America, Gordon A. Crews, Johnny R. Purvis, and Mary Hjelm

Juvenile Cybercrime: An Exploration of Theoretical and Legal Implications, Edward J. Girard

Juvenile Stalkers: An Introduction, Deborah L. Laufersweiler-Dwyer and R. Gregg Dwyer

Policing and Prosecuting the Youthful Offender

Police Organizations and Problem-Solving Strategies for Juvenile Intervention: Identifying Crucial Elements, John D. McCluskey, Timothy S. Bynum, Sean P. Varano, Beth M. Huebner, Justin W. Patchin, and Amanda Burgess-Proctor

Juvenile Curfews: The Recent Increase of Its Use, Janice Ahmad and James Ruiz

Prosecuting Juvenile Offenders, Leanne Owen

Issues Associated With Juvenile Waiver, Craig Hemmens and Benjamin Steiner

Status Offenders: Early History and Contemporary Policies and Programs, Catherine E. Burton and Sharon K. Tracy

Special Juvenile Populations

The Disabled Juvenile Offender, Pamela Preston

Juvenile Sex Offenders: An Overview, R. Gregg Dwyer and Deborah L. Laufersweiler-Dwyer

The Treatment of Adolescent Sex Offenders, Louis Veneziano and Carol Veneziano

Utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis with Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Michael Weinberg, Scott LeGrand, and E. K. McIntyre

The Complexities of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Research in American Indian Communities, Lisa Bond-Maupin

Using Culture and Social Structure to Predict Gang Affiliation among Mexican American Adolescent Females, Rebecca D. Petersen and David Olveda

Understanding and Treating the Substance Addicted Juvenile, Ernest L. Cowles and Rebekah J. Lanphierd

Juvenile Corrections

Juvenile Diversion Programs, Robert L. Marsh and Steven B. Patrick

Juvenile Placement and Programming, Kate King and Sarah Settles

Restorative Justice Programming, Karan Kell White

Capital Punishment and Juveniles, Allan L. Patenaude and Megan Reynolds

Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment among Staff of Juvenile Correctional Facilities, Kevin I. Minor, James B. Wells, and Earl Angel

Other Critical Issues in Juvenile Justice

School Violence: Myth or Reality, Lisa Hutchinson Wallace

The Adolescent Victim of School Violence: Social and Situational Risk Factors, Christopher J. Schreck, Thomas Ellsworth, John Shutt, and J. Mitchell Miller

Juvenile Justice: Answering the Question of Black Disproportionality, Everette B. Penn

Kids, Cops, and School-Based Drug Prevention: The Legacy and Relilience of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), David Mueller

Is It Time to Abolish the Juvenile Justice System? Tory J. Caeti and Eric J. Fritsch

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