Serious Delinquency: An Anthology

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EditorThomas J. Bernard

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Serious Delinquency: An Anthology adopts a survey approach to major issues in delinquency and the juvenile justice system, with topics including the patterns of offending and victimization, predicators, theoretically driven correlates, and a wide range of issues in the operations of thejuvenile justice system. The logical organization of this anthology begins with a brief historical overview and then follows the juvenile justice system from police involvement to the court processes and beyond. The text concludes with a reconsideration of juvenile delinquency using critiques ofhistorical and current perceptions of the system. In addition, the book provides an introduction for each chapter that sets the context for each reading and links each successive chapter. This text covers all the basic issues related to juvenile delinquency and the justice system while presentingthem in a manner that allows students to render a solid conclusion about the issues addressed by current delinquency research. Twenty up-to-date readings provide broad overviews of serious delinquency and the policy responses to it. The readings examine: * The history of serious delinquency and official responses to it. * The nature and extent of serious delinquency at the present time. * Theories and predictors of serious delinquency. * Juvenile justice responses: police, courts, and corrections. * Youthful offenders in the (adult) criminal justice system. * Effective prevention and rehabilitation programs for serious offenders. * Minority and female juvenile offenders. Each reading presents a wide range of current, comprehensive, and accurate information. Each also is edited so that it focuses on the most important points and is appropriate for undergraduate students. An introduction by the editor points out the major themes of the reading and ties those themesinto a coherent, overall theoretical framework for the book.

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Serious Delinquency: An Anthology adopts a survey approach to major issues in delinquency and the juvenile justice system, with topics including the patterns of offending and victimization, predicators, theoretically driven correlates, and a wide range of issues in the operations of thejuvenile justice system. The logical organization ...

Thomas J. Bernard is at Pennsylvania State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 5.98 × 8.9 × 0.51 inPublished:January 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Historical BackgroundChapter 1: Juvenile Justice: A Century of Change, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency PreventionChapter 2: The Cycle of Juvenile Justice, Thomas J. BernardPart II: The Nature and Extent of Juvenile OffendingChapter 3: Juvenile Arrests 2002, Howard N. SnyderChapter 4: Victims of Violent Juvenile Crime, Carl McCurley and Howard N. SnyderPart III: Causes of Delinquency and Youth ViolenceChapter 5: Poverty, Inequality, and Youth Violence, Ronald C. KramerChapter 6: The Causes and Correlates Studies: Findings and Policy Implications, Terence P. Thornberry, David Huizinga, and Rolf LoeberPart IV: Juveniles and the PoliceChapter 7: Police Encounters with Juvenile Suspects: Explaining the Use of Authority and Provision of Support, Stephanie M. MyersChapter 8: Reducing Gang Violence in Boston, Anthony A. Braga and David M. KennedyPart V: Juvenile CourtsChapter 9: Sentencing Guidelines and the Transformation of Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century, Daniel P. MearsChapter 10: Teen Courts: A Focus on Research, Jeffrey A. Butts and Janeen BuckPart VI: Youthful Offenders in Criminal CourtChapter 11: Prosecuting Adolescents in Criminal Courts: Criminal or Juvenile Justice?, Aaron KupchikChapter 12: Less Guilty by Reason of Adolescence, Laurence Steinberg and Elizabeth S. ScottPart VII: Juvenile CorrectionsChapter 13: Youth Corrections in California, David Steinhart and Jeffrey A. ButtsChapter 14: Small Is Beautiful: The Missouri Division of Youth Services, Dick MendelPart VIII: What Works? Prevention and RehabilitationChapter 15: Blueprints for Violence Prevention, Sharon Mihalic, Abigail Fagan, Katherine Irwin, Diane Ballard, and Delbert ElliottChapter 16: Effective Intervention for Serious Juvenile Offenders, Mark W. Lipsey, David B. Wilson, and Lynn CothernPart IX: Juvenile Justice and Specific GroupsChapter 17: Minorities in the Juvenile Justice System, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency PreventionChapter 18: Investing in Girls: A 21st Century Strategy, Leslie AcocaPart X: Juvenile Justice in the FutureChapter 19: The Honest Politician's Guide to Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century, Barry C. FeldChapter 20: Reviving Juvenile Justice in a Get-Tough Era, Jeffrey A. Butts and Daniel P. Mears