Description : Several million reported and unreported delinquent acts take place each year. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, juvenile delinquency, acting-out and oppositional behavior, illegal drugs, guns, and youth violence are pervasive throughout American society. Juvenile Justice Sourcebook is the first comprehensive volume devoted exclusively to the biopsychosocial assessment, police and juvenile court processing, and institutional and community-based treatment and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders. The overriding objective of this sourcebook is to trace the tremendous progress achieved toward resolving juvenile justice issues, dilemmas, and controversies, while providing futuristic visions for the juvenile justice field. Each chapter, authored by preeminent expert practitioners and researchers, explores topics ranging from innovative counseling and multisystemic programs, to restorative justice, to rehabilitation programs such as aggression replacement training, wilderness programs, family treatment, substance abuse treatment, restitution, and aftercare. This volume, grounded in history and exhaustive research, presents the latest evidence-based policies, programs, and innovative treatment alternatives. Examining the entire juvenile justice system, including juvenile law, policies, practices, and research, the Juvenile Justice Sourcebook will be invaluable to all juvenile justice practitioners, policy analysts, researchers, and students.
Description : This collection of essays contains updated entries from Corrections Today magazine, as well as previously unpublished submissions. It examines some of the most notable issues in juvenile justice and corrections. Articles include: Juvenile Corrections in a Changing American Landscape; Programming, Staffing, and Managing the Violent Juvenile Offender; Six Elements That Form a Context for Staff Safety; Overrepresentation of Youth with Disabilities in Corrections; Civil Rights in Juvenile Correctional Facilities; Writing Our Stories: An Update on the Antiviolence Creative Writing Program for Juveniles; Developing a Security Envelope for a Youthful Offender Program; Increasing Collaboration Between Family Courts and Juvenile Justice; Youth Courts: A National Youth Movement; and Turning the Tables: The Safer Foundation's Youth Empowerment Program.
Description : This three-volume set of original readings is designed to reveal how and why children and young people have been repeatedly the subject of adult concern, censure and intervention. It conceptualises notions of 'childhood', 'youth' and 'adolescence' whilst also tracing the complex history of adult intervention and juvenile justice. This collection is particularly timely not only because of persistent concerns over 'out of control' youth but also because of an apparent hardening of adult reactions in many jurisdictions. Youth justice...
Description : Juvenile Justice: Process and Systems is an ideal textbook for those who wish to explore the theory and practice of providing justice to juveniles. Author Gus Martin introduces readers to juvenile justice in the contemporary era, while providing a contextual grounding in the historical origins of modern process and systems. This book is a review of institutions, procedures, and theories that are specifically directed toward addressing the problems of juvenile deviance and victimization.
Description : State-of-the-art critical reviews of recent scholarship on the causes of juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice system responses, and public policies to prevent and reduce youth crime are brought together in a single volume authored by leading scholars and researchers in neuropsychology, developmental and social psychology, sociology, history, criminology/criminal justice, and law.
Description : This much-needed casebook provides a thorough historical overview as well as a thoughtful selection of appellate cases followed by editorial comments and questions. The police section focuses on cases dealing with the Fourth and Fifth Amendments rights of juveniles, and the processing of offenders. The section on juvenile courts deals with the actual processing of delinquents and status offenders. The last part explores the treatment of juveniles in correctional facilities, including unusual punishment, violation of the Fourteenth Amendment equal protection clause, death penalty and escape.
Description : There is an existing gap currently in the academic discourse pertaining to the treatment of juveniles before, during and after their conflict with the law. This book attempts to identify this lacuna in the Indian juvenile justice system and study its impact on our children. It remedies this crucial gap by juxtaposing 'what is' with 'what ought to be' by analysing the results of a study conducted in observation homes and special homes in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. The data was studied on parameters which reflect upon all aspects of the life and experiences of juveniles before their conflict with the law, inside the homes as well as their post-release prospects. This data was then tested vis-à-vis the requirements of the standard of living, reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration mandated under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 as well as the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015. Presenting a comprehensive account, the book further details the amendments in the juvenile justice laws after the Nirbhaya case and offers a critique to it on the grounds of both descriptive realities as well as the current normative understanding of juvenile justice.
Description : Juvenile Justice: An Introduction is a student-friendly analysis of all aspects of the juvenile justice system. The book covers the history and development of the juvenile justice system and the unique issues related to juveniles, including police interaction, court processes, due process, movements toward diversion and deinstitutionalization, and community intervention. This book also examines particular issues within juvenile justice, such as female delinquency, gang delinquency, and the use of the death penalty and Life Without Parole with juveniles. Evidence-based suggestions for successful interventions and treatment are included, with a focus on performing cost-benefit analyses of what works versus what is ineffective with juveniles. The book concludes with a look to the future of the juvenile court, including the real possibility of abolition. Provides an engaging introduction to all aspects of the juvenile justice system in America. This seventh edition builds on a trusted and well-known textbook with new material on key issues such as sexting, bullying, social media, and the issues of non-delinquent youths. Robust offerings for students include study questions, discussion questions, "What You Need to Know" sections in each chapter, key terms identified, online case study questions, and links to relevant websites. Instructors are provided with helpful test question banks, lesson plans, sample syllabi, PowerPoint lecture slides, and links to useful websites. Glossary consolidates key terms with definitions.