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  • From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy, and Prevention

  • From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy, and Prevention
    What makes a juvenile delinquent develop into an adult criminal? What defines-cognitively, developmentally, legally-the transition from juvenile to adult and what determines whether patterns of criminal behavior persist? In most US states and Western nations, legal adulthood begins at age 18. This volume focuses on the period surrounding that abrupt transition (roughly ages 15-29) and addresses what happens to offending careers during it. Edited by two leading authorities in the fields of psychology and criminology, Transitions from Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime examines why the period of transition is important and how it can be better understood and addressed both inside and outside of the justice system. Bringing together over thirty leading scholars from multiple disciplines in both North America and Europe, this volume asks critical questions about criminal careers and causation, and whether current legal definitions of adulthood accurately reflect actual maturation and development. The volume also addresses the current efficacy of the justice system in addressing juvenile crime and recidivism, why and how juveniles ought to be treated differently from adults, if special legal provisions should be established for young adults, and the effectiveness of crime prevention programs implemented during early childhood and adolescence. With serious scholarly analysis and practical policy proposals, Transitions from Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime addresses what can be
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  • Dispatches from Juvenile Hall: Fixing a Failing System

  • Dispatches from Juvenile Hall: Fixing a Failing System
    A revolutionary book that offers a fresh, bold approach to confronting the juvenile crime epidemic With the rise of violent crimes committed by teenagers in recent years, heated discussion has arisen over the societal factors that lead to juvenile criminality and the ways that public institutions are failing to curtail them. Now a team of experts with decades of collective hands-on experience present a book that cuts through the hype and paranoia to offer real solutions. Drawing on actual case studies, Dispatches from Juvenile Hall shows how conventional? tough on crime? tactics have only worsened the problem, and presents a new blueprint for change that incorporates punitive action, rehabilitation, and family intervention?a progressive program that will encourage and enlighten all those concerned about the future of our youth.
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  • Juvenile Justice in the Making

  • Juvenile Justice in the Making
    "Tried as an adult." The phrase rings with increasing frequency through America's courtrooms. In Michigan, an 11-year-old is charged with first-degree homicide in the shooting death of a playmate. A mentally disabled boy in Florida faces armed robbery and extortion charges that could bring 30 years in prison for stealing $2 worth of food. Faith in childhood, and its corollary that separate courts are required for children because they are developmentally different from adults, appears to be vanishing. Almost forgotten in this climate-in which a New York Times' headline boldly announced that the "Fear of Crime Trumps the Fear of Lost Youth"-is the fact that the juvenile court is one of America's most influential legal inventions. Long before the crimes of the young became a national preoccupation, Americans struggled with many of the same questions posed by today's aggressive sentencing of minors. What is the legal status of children? Does a particularly horrific crime merit a commensurately severe response, regardless of the age of the offender? Who belongs in juvenile court, and what is its exact purpose? In his engaging narrative history of the rise and workings of America's first juvenile court, David S. Tanenhaus explores the fundamental and enduring question of how the law should treat the young. Sifting through almost 3,000 previously unexamined Chicago case files from the early twentieth century, Tanenhaus reveals how children's advocates slowly built up a separate cou
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  • Juvenile Justice Sourcebook

  • Juvenile Justice Sourcebook
    Several million reported and unreported delinquent acts take place each year. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, juvenile delinquency, acting-out and oppositional behavior, illegal drugs, guns,
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  • Juvenile Huntington's Disease: And Other Trinucleotide Repeat Disorders

  • Juvenile Huntington's Disease: And Other Trinucleotide Repeat Disorders
    Huntington's Disease (HD) is an inherited progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Although onset of Huntington's Disease usually occurs in adulthood, the age of onset of the condition is extremely variable with approximately 5-10% of cases having an onset of less than 20 years, or Juvenile Huntington's Disease (JHD). While JHD shares many of the clinical features of adult HD (e.g, chorea and personality disorders), patients with JHD often experience additional problems including seizures, dystonia, and Parkinsonism. Diagnosis in patients with JHD is often delayed because of the failure of clinicians to recognize the characteristic features of the condition. While several textbooks have been published on HD, no books have been published to date focusing solely on the juvenile onset form of the disease. This book summarizes, for the first time, the clinical and scientific knowledge available on JHD. It also collects together accounts from families affected by the condition, putting the clinical and scientific chapters into context. Edited by members of the working party European Huntington's Disease Network (EDHN), this book forms the first comprehensive text on JHD and is of interest to neurologists, geneticists, academic/research scientists, and other healthcare professionals.
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  • Paranoia & Heartbreak: Fifteen Years in a Juvenile Facility

  • Paranoia & Heartbreak: Fifteen Years in a Juvenile Facility
    Jeremy Gold worked for 15 years as a rehabilitation counsellor in a prison for juveniles in Washington state. During this time, he kept a journal of his experiences with youths who had been jailed for murder, kidnap, assault, drugs and sex offences. This
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  • The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice

  • The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice
    Over the last two decades, researchers have made significant discoveries about the causes and origins of delinquency. Specifically, we have learned a great deal about adolescent development and its relationship to decision-making, about multiple factors t
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  • The Cycle of Juvenile Justice

  • The Cycle of Juvenile Justice
    The Cycle of Juvenile Justice takes a historical look at juvenile justice policies in the United States. Tracing a pattern of policies over the past 200 years, the book reveals cycles of reforms advocating either lenient treatment or harsh punishments for juvenile delinquents. Bernard and Kurlychek see this cycle as driven by several unchanging ideas that force us to repeat, rather than learn from, our history. This timely new edition provides a substantialupdate from the original, incorporating the vast policy changes from the 1990s to the present, and placing these changes in their broader historical context and their place within the cycle of juvenile justice. The authors provide a provocative and honest assessment of juvenile justice in the 21st century, arguing that no policy can solve the problem of youth crime since it arises not from the juvenile justice system, but from deeper social conditions and inequalities. With this highly-anticipated new edition, The Cycle of Juvenile Justice will continue to provide a controversial, challenging, and enlightening perspective for a broad array of juvenile justice officials, scholars, and students alike.
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  • Juvenile Justice Today

  • Juvenile Justice Today
    Offering concise, self-contained chapters, "Juvenile Justice Today, 1e"explores the history of juvenile justice, the juvenile justice system, and special populations. Video profiles accompany each chapter and give a dramatic picture of juveniles in the system, along with the police, judges and personnel that work with them. The mycrimekit website supports the text and includes practice quizzes, essay questions and online activities. Throughout the text, real-world examples and research and evaluations summaries help students understand the juvenile justice system, processes and people within it.
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