1st Edition

Handbook of Juvenile Justice
Theory and Practice




ISBN 9781574445572
Published May 5, 2006 by Routledge
732 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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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