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Young Victims, Young Offenders
Current Issues in Policy and Treatment

ISBN 9781138997608
Published October 12, 2016 by Routledge
246 Pages

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Book Description

At a time when the nation is focused on devising new responses to street crime and on reforming the juvenile justice system, this book brings together in a single volume, current and emerging perspectives on the control of crime by and against children and youth. Young Victims, Young Offenders provides you with an overview of established and emerging practices in treating juvenile offenders and adults who prey on children and youth.

This book explores the nature and causes of criminal offenses committed by and against juveniles. While children and youth show up statistically as offenders, they also figure disproportionately as victims. The contributing authors consider both of these aspects as they discuss current programs for the treatment of youths who commit or are victimized by criminal offenses.

Topics of a wide range are addressed in Young Victims, Young Offenders for people--like you-- who work with our nation’s youth. A sampling of topics includes:

  • How states address child maltreatment through reporting laws and special courtroom procedures
  • Associations between selected psychosocial variables and chronic delinquency
  • Implications of mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws on treating offenders
  • The success of diversion during a 20-year period in a youth service bureau
  • Clinical techniques in the treatment of juvenile sex offenders
  • A study on the effectiveness of an intervention program in Iowa for youthful offenders

    This book is useful for the pre-service student pursuing course work in juvenile delinquency, correctional counseling, probation, parole, and social work. At the in-service level, correctional counselors, probation officers, parole officers, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, correctional administrators, and child care workers can find much to challenge and enhance their effectiveness in their work with young victims and offenders.

Table of Contents

Contents Overview: Crime, Children, and Adolescents

  • State Responses to Child Maltreatment
  • Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws: Issues and Implications for Treating Offenders
  • Anatomically Detailed Dolls and Validation Interviews: Standardization, Norms, and Training Issues
  • Distinguishing Characteristics of Male and Female Child Sex Abusers
  • Initial Steps in Treating Child and Adolescent Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Clinical Techniques in the Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders
  • Recidivism Among Adolescent Perpetrators of Sexual Assault Against Children
  • Outpatient Treatment of Child Molesters: Motivational Factors and Outcome
  • Psychosocial Antecedents of Chronic Delinquency
  • Juvenile Diversion as Agency Policy: A Twenty-Year Perspective
  • Institutional Treatment for Juvenile Delinquents: 2000 Offenders After Three Years
  • Promoting Cognitive Development Among Young Offenders Through Pre-Trial Intervention
  • A Model for Change Following the Kibbutz Resocialization Program
  • Reference Notes Included

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