Juvenile Delinquency Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention

ISBN-10: 019516007X
ISBN-13: 9780195160079
Edition: 2005
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Description: 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.  More...

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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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 from law, 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 conducting relevant 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's need for safety, and those involved in teaching about and training in juvenile delinquency.

Kirk Heilbrun is currently a professor in the Department of Psychology, Drexel University. His current research focuses on juvenile and adult offenders, legal decision-making, and the evaluation and interventions associated with such decision-making. He is the Co-Director of the Pennsylvania Mental Health and Justice Center of Excellence, having previously served as president of both the American Psychology-Law Psychology/APA Division 41, and the American Board of Forensic Psychology. He received the 2004 Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology award and the 2008 Beth Clark Distinguished Service Contribution Award from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.

Introduction
Risk Factors, Protective Factors, and the Prevention of Antisocial Behavior Among Juveniles
School Violence: Fears Versus Facts
Juvenile Offending
Mental Health Disorders: The Neglected Risk Factor in Juvenile Delinquency
Risk Factors and Intervention Outcomes: Meta-Analyses of Juvenile Offending
Mental Health and Rehabilitative Services in Juvenile Justice: System Reforms and Innovative Approaches
Juvenile Diversion
Juveniles' Competence to Confess and Competence to Participate in the Juvenile Justice Process
Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice Policy and Practice
Adjudicatory and Dispositional Decision Making in Juvenile Justice
Community-Based Treatments
Mental Health Treatment for Juvenile Offenders in Residential Psychiatric and Juvenile Justice Settings
Training Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Professionals in Juvenile Forensic Assessment
Emerging Directions: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice

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