Juvenile Justice in America

Author: Clemens Bartollas
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 013297830X
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: Law

&>Unique in approach, this book presents an intimate look at juvenile justice. Juvenile Justice in America, Seventh Edition, provides an intimate look at the lives of juveniles, their experiences in society, and the consequences of those experiences. The text carefully examines the characteristics, procedures, policies, and problems of American juvenile justice systems. The authors also discuss the issues and challenges that must be faced in order to develop more just systems and a more humane present and future for juveniles. The text maintains a balance of theory, evidence-based findings, law, and practice, and provides the most up-to-date material possible.

Juvenile Justice

Author: John T. Whitehead
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317534587
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Law

Juvenile Justice: An Introduction, 8th edition, presents a comprehensive picture of juvenile offending, delinquency theories, and how juvenile justice actors and agencies react to delinquency. It covers the history and development of the juvenile justice system and the unique issues related to juveniles, offering evidence-based suggestions for successful interventions and treatment and examining the new balance model of juvenile court. This new edition not only includes the latest available statistics on juvenile crime and victimization, drug use, court processing, and corrections, but provides insightful analysis of recent developments, such as those related to the use of probation supervision fees; responses to gangs and cyber bullying; implementing the deterrence model (Project Hope); the possible impact of drug legalization; the school-to-prison pipeline; the extent of victimization and mental illness in institutions; and implications of major court decisions regarding juveniles, such as Life Without Parole (LWOP) for juveniles. Each chapter enhances student understanding with Key Terms, a "What You Need to Know" section highlighting important points, and Discussion Questions. Links at key points in the text show students where they can go to get the latest information, and a comprehensive glossary aids comprehension.

The Persuader

Author: Richard Pennell
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781449078560
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Fiction

Bobby Parsons is a typical boy growing up in London in the 1950's. His life changes when his father is imprisoned for fraud and Bobby and his mother and sister have to move home and school. The family become involved with a shady character on the fringe of the criminal world who offer Bobby the opportunity of getting even for his fathers plight. This takes Bobby into the London underworld where he becomes known as The Persuader.

Juvenile Justice

Author: Steven M. Cox
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483321950
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Law

Brief, focused, and up-to-date, this must-have text by Stephen Cox, Jennifer Allen, and Robert Hanser takes students on a journey through the juvenile justice system by covering topics such as the history of the juvenile justice system, crime measurements, theories of crime causation, the juvenile justice process, community-based sanctions, treatment and rehabilitation, gangs, and international youth crime. Featuring new examples and new illustrations, Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice, Eighth Edition helps readers develop a comprehensive understanding of the interrelationships among theory, policy, and the practical world of juvenile justice today.

Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice in the United States

Author: Judah Oudshoorn
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 9781551309484
Release Date: 2016-08-23
Genre: Law

Most youth who come in conflict with the law have experienced some form of trauma, yet many justice professionals are ill-equipped to deal with the effects trauma has on youth and instead reinforce a system that further traumatizes young offenders while ignoring the needs of victims. By taking a trauma-informed perspective, this text provides a much-needed alternative—one that allows for interventions based on principles of healing and restorative justice, rather than on punishment and risk assessment. In addition to providing a comprehensive historical overview of youth justice in Canada, Judah Oudshoorn addresses the context of youth offending by examining both individual trauma—including its emotional, cognitive, and behavioural effects—and collective trauma. The author tackles some of the most difficult problems facing youth justice today, especially the ongoing cycles of intergenerational trauma caused by the colonization of Indigenous peoples and patriarchal violence, and demonstrates how a trauma-informed approach to youth justice can work toward preventing crime and healing offenders, victims, and communities. Featuring a foreword written by Howard Zehr, case stories from the author’s own work with victims and offenders, questions for reflection, and annotated lists of recommended readings, this engaging text is the perfect resource for college and university students in the field of youth justice.

Juvenile Justice A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: Donald J. Shoemaker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440840753
Release Date: 2016-01-18
Genre: Law

Authoritative, current, and easy to use, this book is an outstanding resource for readers looking to gain an accurate and thorough understanding of American juvenile justice. • Presents historical and contemporary data in an easy-to-understand fashion that survey the complex history of the juvenile justice system and allow readers to better comprehend the key issues • Includes a perspectives chapter that enables readers to hear voices from individuals with different backgrounds who are concerned with juvenile justice • Provides an ideal resource for general readers who want to learn more about the history and current events concerning juvenile justice as well as students without previous background knowledge of the subject • Contains a chronology of key moments in the history of juvenile justice in the United States as well as a glossary of key terms and definitions to guide the reader

Criminal Justice

Author: Joel Samaha
Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth
ISBN: 0534645577
Release Date: 2005-06
Genre: Law

Samaha's CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Seventh Edition has retained its role as a leader in the introduction to criminal justice market. It offers a unique decision-making approach that engages students and promotes critical thinking while providing a thorough and engaging introduction to the field. This edition retains and enhances these strengths with such features as "Fact or Fiction?"-a new feature that gets students thinking about the major topics at the beginning of each chapter, "Make Your Decision"-a new multi-page section that concludes each chapter, and "Criminal Justice and Technology" -a new feature that highlights the impact of rapidly changing technology on the system. The new format includes a rich variety of full-color illustrations and photos that add to the engaging writing to hold students' interest. Also, the book features up-to-the-minute coverage of the hottest topics in the field, including the impact of world terrorism and rapidly changing technologies. This manageable 15-chapter text now includes separate chapters on the explanations of criminal behavior (Chapter 3), on trial and guilty pleas (Chapter 10) and on juvenile justice (Chapter 15).

21st Century Sociology A Reference Handbook

Author: Clifton D. Bryant
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506320212
Release Date: 2006-11-15
Genre: Social Science

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.

Die Behandlung junger Straft ter in den USA

Author: Marcus Schaerff
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830982395
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Law

Kinder sind anders (Maria Montessori). Dieser Erkenntnis sucht die Gesellschaft seit Generationen gerade bei der Ahndung von Straftaten Jugendlicher mehr oder weniger erfolgreich gerecht zu werden. Die Arbeit befasst sich erstmals umfassend mit den jugendstrafrechtlichen Kodifizierungen und Programmen, die sich in den vergangenen 400 Jahren in den Vereinigten Staaten im Spannungsfeld zwischen den Besonderheiten der Lebensphase Jugend und dem Umgang mit jugendlichen Straftätern herausgebildet haben. Systematisch zeichnet sie dabei die Entwicklungsphasen von der Aburteilung jugendlicher Täter nach dem Erwachsenenstrafrecht über die Einführung eines Jugendvollzugs und eigener Jugendgerichte bis zu den durch die massiven Verschärfungen der Behandlung junger Straftäter in den 1990er Jahren entstandenen Mischformen aus Jugendrecht und Erwachsenenstrafrecht nach. Die einzelnen Entwicklungsschritte werden in ihrem jeweiligen historischen, religiösen, politischen, sozial-kulturellen und wirtschaftlichen Kontext ausführlich dargestellt und analysiert. Marcus Schaerff, geb. 1976, nach dem Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster von 1996 bis 2002 und juristischem Vorbereitungsdienst am Oberlandesgericht Hamm 2003 bis 2005 Promotion am Institut für Kriminalwissenschaften - Abteilung Kriminologie - der Universität Münster. Seine Forschungsinteressen und -schwerpunkte sind das Jugendstraf- und Strafvollzugsrecht sowie die Anti-Terrorismus-Gesetzgebung.

Crime Analysis With Crime Mapping

Author: Rachel Boba Santos
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452289847
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Genre: Social Science

In the Third Edition of Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping author Rachel Boba Santos continues to provide a basic introduction to the field of crime analysis for students and practitioners, covering its history, key concepts, data, and techniques. Instead of focusing on specific technology or the use of it, the text focuses on fundamental concepts and their practical application as well as illustrative examples. As the only introductory core text book for crime analysis, this comprehensive text is used across the country to provide a foundation for students looking to enter the field as well as is the book that every crime analyst should read and have on the shelf for review and reference.

Corrections A Text Reader

Author: Mary Stohr
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412997171
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: Social Science

Corrections: A Text/Reader, Second Edition is designed for undergraduate and/or graduate corrections courses. Organized like a traditional corrections text, it offers brief authored introductions in a mini-chapter format for each key Section, followed by carefully selected and edited original articles by leading scholars. This hybrid format – ensuring coverage of important material while emphasizing the significance of contemporary research - offers an excellent alternative which recognizes the impact and importance of new directions and policy in this field, and how these advances are determined by research.


Author: Carol A. Archbold
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412993692
Release Date: 2012-10-17
Genre: Political Science

Part of the SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology and Criminal Justice, this book provides an overview of the field of policing, including a collection of carefully selected classic and contemporary articles that have previously appeared in leading journals, along with original material in a mini-chapter format that contextualizes the concepts. It provides strong coverage on the basics of policing plus current and relevant topics such as female, gay and lesbian, and racial/ethnic minorities officers, policing issues in both rural and urban settings, police misconduct, accountability and ethics, and more.


Author: Leah E. Daigle
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412987325
Release Date: 2011-12-05
Genre: Political Science

This book will be a text/reader that provides an overview of the field of victimology. Unlike existing victimology textbooks, it includes previously published articles on victimology combined with original text that provides background information relevant to the section and context for the articles. In this way, it seeks to relay the history and development of the field of victimology, the extent to which and why people are victimized, how the criminal justice system and other social services interact with victims and each other, and information about specific types of victimization. Victimology: A Text/Reader will have an overarching focus on the extent, causes, and responses to victimization.

Women and Crime

Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412987509
Release Date: 2011-12-05
Genre: Social Science

Women and Crime: A Text/Reader, part of the text/reader series in criminology and criminal justice, incorporates contemporary and classic readings (some including policy implications) accompanied by student-friendly authored text. This unique format provides a theoretical framework and context for students. The comprehensive coverage of the book includes the history and theories of female offending, offenders and their crimes, processing and sentencing of female offenders, women in prison, women and victimization, women and work in the criminal justice system, juveniles and crime, and international crime. Race and diversity will be an underlying theme throughout the text.


Author: Cassia Spohn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412997188
Release Date: 2011-11-09
Genre: Law

Courts: A Text/Reader provides the best of both worlds— authored text sections with carefully selected accompanying readings that illustrate the questions and controversies legal scholars and court researchers are investigating in the 21st century. The articles, from leading journals in criminology and criminal justice, reflect both classic studies of the criminal court system and state-of-the-art research, and often have a policy perspective that makes them more applied, less theoretical, and more interesting to both undergraduate and graduate students.