Controversies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

ISBN-10: 1593455704
ISBN-13: 9781593455705
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Description: After providing a history of the development of the juvenile court, this book explores some of the most important current controversies in juvenile justice. Original essays review major theories of juvenile delinquency, explore psychological and  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

After providing a history of the development of the juvenile court, this book explores some of the most important current controversies in juvenile justice. Original essays review major theories of juvenile delinquency, explore psychological and biological factors that may explain delinquent behavior, and examine the nexus between substance abuse and delinquency. A final chapter provides a comparative analysis. Text supplemented with photos, charts, tables and illustrations.

Reflections on Youth and Juvenile Justice
What Causes Delinquency? Classical and Sociological Theories of Crime
Delinquency Theory: Examining Delinquency and Aggression through a Biopsychosocial Approach
Youth, Drugs, and Delinquency
Violence and Schools: The Problem, Prevention, and Policies
A World of Risk: Victimized Children in the Juvenile Justice System - An Ecological Explanation, a Holistic Solution
Prosecuting Juvenile Offenders in Criminal Court
Youth Behind Bars: Doing Justice or Doing Harm?
Race, Delinquency, and Discrimination: Minorities in the Juvenile Justice System
In Trouble and Ignored: Female Delinquents in America
Sentenced to Die: Controversy and Change in the Ultimate Sanction for Juvenile Offenders
Comparative Juvenile Justice Policy: Lessons from Other Countries

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