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Juvenile Justice Administration

1st Edition

By Peter C. Kratcoski

CRC Press

524 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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An effective administrator must not only have the educational background to understand the foundational basis for the system, but must also be guided by the vision and mission of the organization. Juvenile Justice Administration illustrates through examples and interviews with juvenile justice administrators and other personnel how these organizations and agencies function and provides a comparative analysis of juvenile justice systems across countries and continents.

Using a plethora of case studies to demonstrate the issues presented, the book examines:

  • The historical origins and goals of the juvenile justice system
  • The tasks performed by juvenile justice administrators
  • Management theories and administrative models such as the human relations approach, the social systems approach, and organizational models
  • Juvenile justice personnel and administrative agencies serving endangered children
  • Laws pertaining to juvenile offenders and children at risk
  • Police and juvenile justice issues in the United States, Canada, Japan, Austria, and South Africa
  • Probation, parole, community-based sanctions, and correctional facilities for juvenile offenders

The book also explores future trends in juvenile justice administration. As the system increasingly shifts from a punishment-oriented model to a restorative justice approach, this book provides administrators with sufficient background on the topic as well as insight into innovative policies and procedures that may prove advantageous to their communities.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Juvenile Justice Administration

The Juvenile Justice System; Peter C. Kratcoski

Administrative Principles and Tasks of Juvenile Justice Administrators; Peter C. Kratcoski

Management Theory and Administrative Models; Peter C. Kratcoski

Juvenile Justice Personnel; Peter C. Kratcoski

Introduction to the Administration of Juvenile Justice Agencies

Administration of Agencies Serving Endangered Children; Peter C. Kratcoski

Family Law Pertaining to Children at Risk; Peter Charles Kratcoski and Peter Christopher Kratcoski

Law Enforcement Administration of Juvenile Justice in the United States; Peter C. Kratcoski

The Role of the Police in the Administration of Juvenile Justice in Canada: Balancing Criminal Justice and Social Welfare Concerns in a Risk Society; Stephen B. Perrott and Margaret K. Dechman

Police and Juveniles in Japan; Minoru Yokoyama

School Security: A Comparison Between Austria and the United States; Peter C. Kratcoski, Maximilian Edelbacher, David Graff, and Gilbert Norden

Introduction to the Juvenile Justice Process

Juvenile Court Processing and the Administration of the Juvenile Court; Peter C. Kratcoski

Juvenile Law; Peter C. Kratcoski

Juvenile Justice Administration in Austria; Maximilian Edelbacher, Norbert Gerstberger, and Gilbert Norden

Juvenile Justice Administration: A Canadian Overview; John Winterdyk

Administration of Japanese Juvenile Justice; Minoru Yokoyama

Juvenile Justice in South Africa: Challenges and Existing Processes; Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Kevin Little

Introduction to the Administration of Juvenile Corrections

Administration of Probation, Parole, and Community-Based Sanctions; Peter C. Kratcoski

Administration of Juvenile Correctional Facilities; Peter C. Kratcoski

Future Trends in Juvenile Justice Administration; Peter C. Kratcoski


About the Author

Peter C. Kratcoski currently holds the positions of emeritus professor of sociology and justice studies at Kent State University, temporary instructor in sociology and justice studies and director of the Justice Volunteer Center at Kent State University. His areas of specialization include juvenile justice, corrections, crime prevention, and international policing. He currently serves as official recorder of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) and is a member of IPES, the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has authored or edited several books and numerous book chapters and journal articles.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology