This collection of essays contains updated entries from Corrections Today magazine, as well as previously unpublished submissions. It examines some of the most notable issues in juvenile justice and corrections. Articles include: Juvenile Corrections in a Changing American Landscape; Programming, Staffing, and Managing the Violent Juvenile Offender; Six Elements That Form a Context for Staff Safety; Overrepresentation of Youth with Disabilities in Corrections; Civil Rights in Juvenile Correctional Facilities; Writing Our Stories: An Update on the Antiviolence Creative Writing Program for Juveniles; Developing a Security Envelope for a Youthful Offender Program; Increasing Collaboration Between Family Courts and Juvenile Justice; Youth Courts: A National Youth Movement; and Turning the Tables: The Safer Foundation's Youth Empowerment Program.
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.
Gain a practical and comprehensive understanding of the juvenile justice system with JUVENILE JUSTICE, Fifth Edition. Highly accessible and student friendly, this text explores various programs and processes that exist in today’s juvenile justice system, including prevention efforts through school and community-based programs. The fifth edition also includes expanded coverage of measurement, victimization, differences between the adult and juvenile justice systems, diversity, gangs, future trends in the field, cutting-edge policies, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Master the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and succeed in your course with ESSENTIALS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Sixth Edition! With its cutting-edge high-profile cases, detailed career information and resources, and current real-world examples, this text and its supporting resources will help you excel in this course and beyond. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The Children’s Court is one of society’s most important social institutions. At the same time, it is steeped in controversy. This is in large measure due to the persistence and complexity of the problems with which it deals, namely, juvenile crime and child abuse and neglect. Despite the importance of the Children’s Court as a means of holding young people accountable for their anti-social behaviour and parents for the care of their children, it has not been the subject of close study. Certainly it has not been previously studied nationally. This book, an edited collection, is based on the findings of study that spanned the six States and two Territories of Australia. The study sought to examine the current challenges faced by the Children’s Court and to identify desirable and feasible directions for reform in each State and Territory. A further unique feature of this study is that it canvassed the views of judges and magistrates who preside over this court.
A Fully Revised and Updated Edition of the Essential Juvenile Justice Textbook The juvenile justice system is a multifaceted entity that continually changes under the influence of decisions, policies, and laws. Juvenile Justice: A Social, Historical, and Legal Perspective, Fourth Edition is the most comprehensive reference on the juvenile justice system available. Reader-friendly but thorough, the text contains the most up-to-date research on juvenile justice operations and their effectiveness and is authored by two experts in the field. It presents contemporary topics in juvenile justice and situates them within a historical and theoretical context, covering juvenile justice history, the development of the juvenile court in the U.S., and contemporary juvenile justice practice, as well as chapters on status and violent offenders, and working in juvenile justice. Myth v. Reality boxes, FYI boxes, and Comparative Focus boxes provide students with important information, challenge preconceived ideas students may have about juvenile justice practice, critically examine juvenile justice practice, and maintain student interest. The fully revised and updated fourth edition includes the latest statistics and research data, new photos and figures, coverage of contemporary court cases, and new pedagogical features. Ideally suited for undergraduate students in juvenile justice courses, as well as graduate students and professionals seeking a comprehensive juvenile justice reference, Juvenile Justice: A Social, Historical, and Legal Perspective, Fourth Edition is the leading juvenile justice textbook on the market today.
For juvenile justice/juvenile delinquency courses in Criminal Justice, Criminology and Sociology departments. Fully focused on the important issues, emerging trends, contemporary research, and special challenges facing juvenile justice today, this comprehensive exploration of the American juvenile justice system covers the history and philosophy of juvenile justice, the current practices for processing youthful offenders, the detention of juveniles, and the diversion of youth from the juvenile justice system. Unique in its approach, it gives students an up-close and personal view of the fascinating and sometimes tragic world of the juvenile offender--and the personal, psychological and thinking processes that characterize juvenile misbehavior.
This current collection of essays on contemporary U.S. criminal justice policy is a timely response to the significant recent growth of policy-oriented research in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. "U.S. Criminal Justice Policy: A Contemporary Reader" addresses how criminal justice policy issues are framed, identifies participants in the policy process, discusses how policy is made, and considers the constraints and opportunities found in the policy process. Findings are linked to broader institutional, cultural and global criminal justice trends, and are used to determine what recent research reveals about crime policy and democratic governance. The main goal of this book is to encourage readers to engage in a dialogue about criminal justice policy, and to think about the potential for criminal justice reform.
This book provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge look at the problems that impact the way we conduct intervention and treatment for youth in crisis today—an indispensable resource for practitioners, students, researchers, policymakers, and faculty working in the area of juvenile justice. • Provides insights into juvenile justice from contributors and editors who have extensive experience in teaching, researching, and writing on the subject • Represents an ideal teaching text for courses in juvenile justice—a staple topic in all criminology and criminal justice college programs • Presents analysis and evaluation of techniques used and programs employed, enabling readers to be better advocates for law and policy impacting youth • Includes discussion questions appropriate for classroom settings and lists of additional resources, related websites, and supporting films that guide students in investigating the subject further • Supplies updated data and information on policy and law that will serve as a vital resource for students writing papers or scholars teaching in the field of juvenile justice
Juvenile Justice: Redeeming Our Children debunks myths about juvenile justice in order to achieve an ideal system that would protect vulnerable children and help build safer communities. Author Barry Krisberg assembles broad and up-to-date research, statistical data, and theories on the U.S. juvenile justice system to encourage effective responses to youth crime. This text gives a historical context to the ongoing quest for the juvenile justice ideal and examines how the current system of laws, policies, and practices came into place.