1st Edition

Juvenile Justice Administration

ISBN 9781439821602
Published May 10, 2012 by Routledge
524 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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

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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.

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