A significant barrier to successful juvenile intervention is misconduct committed against juveniles by the persons employed to help them. Professional Misconduct with Juveniles explores the nature of employee-on-youth misconduct, its extent, its consequences, factors that increase its occurrence, and potential solutions to the problem. Obviously, employee-on-youth misconduct interferes with the effective treatment of delinquent and at-risk youth, but it also harms the agency as a whole and creates a poor working environment for all employees. Professional Misconduct with Juveniles offers a practical, theory-based approach to preventing or stopping such exploitation of vulnerable young men and women so that we can focus on effective approaches to rehabilitation, deterrence, and public safety.
1. Introduction 2. The Nature of Employee-on-Youth Misconduct 3. The Extent of Employee-on-Youth Misconduct 4. Consequences of Employee-on-Youth Misconduct 5. Factors Increasing Employee-on-Youth Misconduct 6. Solutions 7. Conclusion