Juvenile Delinquency: Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention

Hardcover | March 2, 2005

EditorKirk Heilbrun, Naomi E. Sevin Goldstein, Richard E. Redding

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Juvenile offending and anti-social behavior are enormous societal concerns. This broad-reaching volume summarizes the current evidence on prevention, diversion, causes, and rates of delinquency, as well as assessment of risk and intervention needs. A distinguished cast of contributors fromlaw, psychology, and psychiatry describe what we know about interventions in school, community, and residential contexts, focusing particularly on interventions that are risk reducing and cost effective. Equally important, each chapter comments on what is not well supported through research,distinguishing aspects of current practice that are likely to be effective from those that are not and mapping new directions for research, policy, and practice. Finally, the volume provides a description of a model curriculum for training legal and mental health professionals on conductingrelevant assessments of adolescents for the courts. Effectively bridging research and practice, this will be an important resource for legal and mental health professionals involved in the juvenile justice system, policy makers seeking humane but effective interventions in the context of society'sneed for safety, and those involved in teaching about and training in juvenile delinquency.

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Juvenile offending and anti-social behavior are enormous societal concerns. This broad-reaching volume summarizes the current evidence on prevention, diversion, causes, and rates of delinquency, as well as assessment of risk and intervention needs. A distinguished cast of contributors fromlaw, psychology, and psychiatry describe what...

Kirk Heilbrun and Naomi E. Sevin Goldstein are both at Drexel University. Richard E. Redding is at Villanova University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 6.5 × 9.29 × 1.3 inPublished:March 2, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019516007X

ISBN - 13:9780195160079

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Table of Contents

1. Richard E. Redding, Naomi E. Sevin Goldstein, and Kirk Heilbrun: Introduction2. David DeMatteo and Geoffrey Marczyk: Risk Factors, Protective Factors, and the Prevention of Antisocial Behavior Among Juveniles3. Dewey G. Cornell: School Violence: Fears Versus Facts,4. Barry Krisberg and Angela M. Wolf: Juvenile Offending5. Naomi E. Sevin Goldstein, Oluseyi Olubadewo, Richard E. Redding, and Fran Lexcen: Mental Health Disorders: The Neglected Risk Factor in Juvenile Delinquency6. Kirk Heilbrun, Ria Lee, and Cindy Cottle: Risk Factors and Intervention Outcomes: Meta-Analyses of Juvenile Offending7. David C. Tate and Richard E. Redding: Mental Health and Rehabilitative Services in Juvenile Justice: System Reforms and Innovative Approaches,8. Deborah Chapin and Patricia A. Griffin: Juvenile Diversion9. Randy K. Otto and Alan M. Goldstein: Juveniles' Competence to Confess and Competence to Participate in the Juvenile Justice Process10. Edward P. Mulvey: Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice Policy and Practice,11. Richard E. Redding: Adjudicatory and Dispositional Decision Making in Juvenile Justice12. Ashli J. Sheidow and Scott W. Henggeler: Community-Based Treatments13. Richard E. Redding, Frances J. Lexcen, and Eileen P. Ryan: Mental Health Treatment for Juvenile Offenders in Residential Psychiatric and Juvenile Justice Settings14. Lourdes M. Rosado: Training Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Professionals in Juvenile Forensic Assessment15. Kirk Heilbrun, Naomi E. Sevin Goldstein, and Richard E. Redding: Emerging Directions: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice