The Routledge International Handbook of Delinquency and Health presents state-of-the-art research and theorizing on the intersections between health, delinquency, and the juvenile justice system. Organized into three parts—Theoretical and Empirical Foundations; Behavioral, Mental, and Physical Health Conditions; and Prevention, Policy, and Health Promotion Systems—it is the largest and most comprehensive work of its kind, featuring contributions from scholars from multiple nations and global regions.
A growing number of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from criminology and criminal justice, social work, medicine, psychiatry and psychology, and other health science disciplines engage with marginalized adolescent populations who are at elevated risk for violence and delinquency, alcohol and other drug use, health and mental health problems, and other difficulties directly related to public safety and well-being. These risk factors often lead to short-term (e.g., detention, juvenile residential treatment facilities) and long-term (e.g., prison, parole) contact with the criminal justice system. As these fields increasingly overlap, the distinctions between them are blurred. Sound decision-making in the juvenile justice system depends on adequate research and policy at the intersection of delinquency and health.
This volume represents an agenda-setting scholarly resource for the expansion of research and policy-making across the international delinquency and health continuum, and will be an essential resource for all who study or work in the field.
Table of Contents
PART I: THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL FOUNDATIONS
- Theorizing the Role of Health and Health Disparities in the Life-Course Criminological Paradigm
- Evidence on Prenatal and Perinatal Health Factors Associated with Juvenile Delinquency
- Racial Disparities in Health and Justice Systems Exposure: Patterns and Explanations
- Influences of Early Nutrition on Child and Adolescent Antisocial Behavior
- What Becomes of the Problem Child?: The Foundational Role of Temperament in Health and Juvenile Offending
- The Stress Mechanisms of Adolescent Physical, Mental, and Behavioral Health
- Adverse Childhood Experiences, Delinquency, and Health: Implications for Juvenile Justice Systems
- The Health Consequences of Incarceration for Families
- Traumatic Brain Injury and Justice-Involved Youth: Assessment and Intervention
- Sleep and Delinquency: An Emerging Area of Research
- The Impact of Youth with Psychopathic Traits on Health: A Socio-Ecological Perspective
- Alcohol and Drug Misuse, Delinquency, and Health
- Key Health Behaviors Across the Life Course: The Salience of Comorbid Substance Use and Depression
- The Health Consequences of Victimization
- The Prevalence and Dynamics of Teen Dating Violence
- Health Focused Criminology: Lead, Crime, and the Use of Quantitative Genetics to Examine Causality
- Early Childhood Risk Factors, Prevention and Intervention
- Mobilizing Communities to Prevent Adolescent Substance Use and Delinquency
- Behavioral Health and Treatment Utilization among Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System
- Restorative Justice in K-12 Schools as a Structural Health Equity Intervention
- The Role of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in the Juvenile Justice System
- Qualitative Research at the Intersections of Youth Justice and Health
- Drugs, Health and Juvenile Delinquency in Latin America: Trends, Policies and Actions
- Delinquency and Health in Australian Youth
- Delinquency and Health: Future Directions
Dylan B. Jackson and Michael G. Vaughn
Stacy Tzoumakis and Jesse Cale
Graham C. Ousey and Tracy W.P. Sohoni
Phoebe Um and Jianghong Liu
Lisa A. Kort-Butler
Kristin Turney and Martha Morales Hernandez
PART II: BEHAVIORAL, MENTAL, AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
Christopher A. Veeh and Tanya Renn
Samantha S. Clinkinbeard and Pete Simi
Dennis E. Reidy, Katherine W. Bogen, and Scott O. Lilienfeld
Christopher P. Salas-Wright
Abby K. Johnson and Megan Bears Augustyn
Chad Posick and Kalynn Gruenfelder
Vithya Murugan, Annah K. Bender, Elise Trombetta, and Caroline Dilts
Brian B. Boutwell and Stephen J. Watts
PART III: PREVENTION, POLICY, AND HEALTH PROMOTION SYSTEMS
Ruth Paris, Jessica Dym Bartlett, and Corinne Beaugard
Abigail A. Fagan and C. Cory Lowe
Matthew C. Aalsma and Katherine Schwartz
Jelena Todic, Catherine Cubbin, and Marilyn Armour
Lisa A. Jaegers, Karen F. Barney, and Rebecca M. Aldrich
Laura S. Abrams and Elizabeth S. Barnert
Augusto Pérez-Gómez, Juliana Mejía-Trujillo, Mónica Pérez-Trujillo, and Jessica Orr
Sheryl A. Hemphill and Jessica A. Heerde
Michael G. Vaughn, Christopher P. Salas-Wright, and Dylan B. Jackson
Michael G. Vaughn, PhD, is Professor in the School of Social Work, College for Public Health and Social Justice, at Saint Louis University where he also is the founder and Director of the Health Criminology Research Consortium. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and the Society for Social Work and Research. Professor Vaughn is an internationally recognized scientist who has published more than 400 scholarly works.
Christopher P. Salas-Wright, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Boston University School of Social Work and a Research Fellow with the National Hispanic Science Network’s (NHSN) Early Stage Career Mentoring for NIDA Research program. He is also a holder of an NIH (K01) early career award. Since 2012, Dr. Salas-Wright has authored more than 125 scholarly publications.
Dylan B. Jackson, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice (College of Public Policy) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and an Associate of UTSA’s Institute for Health Disparities Research. As a developmental and health criminologist, Dr. Jackson’s research is integrative, bridging empirical and theoretical developments from multiple social and health science fields.
I am delighted to welcome this wide-ranging International Handbook, which demonstrates the importance of health factors in explaining and preventing crime and violence across the life course. It shows the great advances in knowledge and practice that can be achieved by treating crime as a public health problem and by studying the interplay of biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors. It should be mandatory reading for everyone who wishes to understand and reduce delinquency.
David P. Farrington, Emeritus Professor of Psychological Criminology, University of Cambridge
The editors have brought together the study of criminology, public and physical health, and health disparities to provide a novel perspective that will appeal to researchers and practitioners in all three fields. Chapter authors provide theory and evidence on a broad set of topics that provide guidance on this integrated perspective. Finally, practitioners will find this book useful for its suggestions of structural changes, promotion, prevention, early intervention, treatment, and aftercare approaches throughout the life course.
Richard F. Catalano, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington