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Juvenile Crime Opposing Viewpoints

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ISBN-10: 0737729465

ISBN-13: 9780737729467

Edition: 2006

Authors: Andrea C. Nakaya

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Juvenile crime has come under increasing public scrutiny in the wake of recent school shootings and other violent crimes committed by young people. This anthology investigates causes and possible solutions to the problem of juvenile crime.
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 6/10/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?
Introduction
What Are the Causes of Juvenile Crime and Violence?
Chapter Preface
The Media Contribute to Youth Violence
The Media Should Not Be Blamed for Youth Violence
Single Parenthood Increases the Risk of Juvenile Crime
Inadequate Child Care Increases the Risk of Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Crime Can Occur Despite Good Parenting
Bullying Is the Cause of School Violence
School Violence Is the Result of a Lack of Ethics and Discipline in Schools
It Is Impossible to Predict What Will Cause a Child to Commit School Violence
Periodical Bibliography
How Should the Criminal Justice System Treat Juvenile Offenders?
Chapter Preface
Juvenile Offenders Should Be Eligible for the Death Penalty
Juvenile Offenders Should Not Be Eligible for the Death Penalty
Adult Prisons Are Sometimes Appropriate for Juveniles
Juveniles Should Not Be Placed in Adult Prisons
Only the Most Violent Juvenile Criminals Should Be Tried in Adult Courts
Juveniles Should Not Be Tried in Adult Courts
Periodical Bibliography
How Can Juvenile Crime and Violence Be Prevented?
Chapter Preface
Harsh Punishment Is the Best Way to Prevent Juvenile Crime
Harsh Punishment Is Not the Best Way to Prevent Juvenile Crime
Teachers Should Be Armed to Prevent School Violence
Arming Teachers Is Not an Effective Way to Prevent School Violence
Stronger Security Measures Will Make Schools Safer
Stronger Security Measures Will Make Schools Less Safe
Helping Juvenile Offenders Reenter Their Communities After Incarceration Can Reduce Crime
Helping Juvenile Offenders Avoid Incarceration Can Reduce Crime
Periodical Bibliography
How Can the U.S. Juvenile Justice System Be Improved?
Chapter Preface
The Juvenile Justice System Must Stop Discriminating Against Minority Youth
Discrimination Against Minority Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Is Not a Problem
Mentally Ill Youth Should Not Be Placed in the Juvenile Justice System
The Juvenile Justice System Must Address the Needs of Girls
Privatization Within the Juvenile Justice System Must Be Stopped
Periodical Bibliography
For Further Discussion
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography of Books