Young Offenders And Youth Justice: A Century After The Fact

Paperback | February 16, 2011

bySandra J. Bell

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Young Offenders and Juvenile Justice: A Century After the Fact, Fourth Edition, takes the unique approach of examining social ideas of youth and youth "crime." It is about what society thinks about youth and their behaviour, and about how these views are reflected in public discourse, scholarly theorizing, public policy, and institutional responses to "troublesome" youth behaviour. Bell examines and compares the youth legislations which have been passed by the Canadian government over the last 100 years. In particular, Young Offenders and Juvenile Justice compares and contrasts the Juvenile Delinquency Act, The Young Offenders Act, and the current Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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Young Offenders and Juvenile Justice: A Century After the Fact, Fourth Edition, takes the unique approach of examining social ideas of youth and youth "crime." It is about what society thinks about youth and their behaviour, and about how these views are reflected in public discourse, scholarly theorizing, public policy, and institutio...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.65 inPublished:February 16, 2011Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176501746

ISBN - 13:9780176501747

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Rise and Fall of DelinquencyChapter 2: Creating a Juvenile Justice System: Then and NowChapter 3: The ?Facts? of Youth CrimeChapter 4: The Social Face of Youth CrimeChapter 5: Explaining Crime and Delinquency: In the Beginning?Chapter 6: Different Directions in Theorizing About Youth Crime and DelinquencyChapter 7: Family, School, Peers, and the Youth Crime ProblemChapter 8: First Contact: Police and Diversionary MeasuresChapter 9: Going to CourtChapter 10: Youth Corrections: Going to JailChapter 11: Perpetuating Social InjusticeChapter 12: A Century after the Fact: What Do We Know? Where Are We Going?