Juvenile Justice Sourcebook: Past, Present, and Future (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199324613

Albert R. Roberts; Wesley T. Church, II; David W. Springer
704 Pages
184 x 256 mm
Pub date
May 2014
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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, and youth violence are pervasive throughout American society. Juvenile Justice Sourcebook is the first comprehensive volume devoted exclusively to the biopsychosocial assessment, police and juvenile court processing, and institutional and community-based treatment and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders. The overriding objective of this sourcebook is to trace the tremendous progress achieved toward resolving juvenile justice issues, dilemmas, and controversies, while providing futuristic visions for the juvenile justice field. Each chapter, authored by preeminent expert practitioners and researchers, explores topics ranging from innovative counseling and multisystemic programs, to restorative justice, to rehabilitation programs such as aggression replacement training, wilderness programs, family treatment, substance abuse treatment, restitution, and aftercare. This volume, grounded in history and exhaustive research, presents the latest evidence-based policies, programs, and innovative treatment alternatives. Examining the entire juvenile justice system, including juvenile law, policies, practices, and research, the Juvenile Justice Sourcebook will be invaluable to all juvenile justice practitioners, policy analysts, researchers, and students.


Foreword-Kevin Corcoran
Preface-Wesley T. Church II & David W. Springer
Section I - Overview, Trends, and Critical Issues in Juvenile Justice
1. Overview of Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency
Albert R. Roberts and Katherine L. Montgomery)
2. Juvenile Justice Policy: Current Trends and 21st-Century Issues
C. Aaron McNeece and Tiffany Ryan)
3. The Second American Crime Drop: Trends in Juvenile and Youth Violence
Jeffrey A. Butt and Douglas N. Evans)
4. Theories of Juvenile Crime and Delinquency
Cesar J. Rebellon
5. Risk and Protective Factors for Involvement in Juvenile Justice: Implications for Prevention
Traci L. Wike and Caren L. Putzu
6. Brain Science and Juvenile Justice: Questions for Policy and Practice
Alexandra Cox
Section II - Juvenile Justice Processing
7. Police Work with Juveniles
Jeremiah Jaggers, Sarah Young, & Wesley T. Church II
8. Juveniles' Competence and Procedural Rights in Juvenile Court
Barry C. Feld
9. Juvenile Detention
David E. Roush, Michelle Brazeal, and Wesley T. Church II
10. Juvenile Drug Courts, Juvenile Mental Health Courts, and Teen Courts
Matthew L. Hiller and Christine A. Saum)
11. Waivers and Transfers of Juveniles to the Adult Court: Treating Juveniles Like Adult Criminals
Michelle Dietch and Neelum Arya
Section III - School- and Community-Based Programs
12. Marginalized Students, School Exclusion, and the School to Prison Pipeline
Michael P. Krezmein, Peter E. Leone, and Michael G. Wilson
13. School-Based Delinquency Prevention
Katherine L. Montgomery
14. Community Based Treatment Interventions
Robert Butters
15. Neighborhood Street Gangs: Patterns, Activities, and Community-Based Programs
Paul D. Steele
16. Re-entry and Aftercare
Laura S. Abrams
Section IV - Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment with Juvenile Delinquents
17. Risk Assessment with Juvenile Offenders
Henrika McCoy, Joshua P. Mersky, John Leverso, and Elizabeth A. Bowen
18. Mental Health and Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Current Status and Evidence Informed Future Directions
Cynthia Weaver, Edward Byrnes, and Wesley T. Church II
19. Family-based interventions for juvenile offenders
Stephanie C. Kennedy and Stephen J. Tripodi
Section V-Special Issues and Populations
20. Homelessness and Juvenile Justice
Sarah Young, Jeremiah Jaggers, and David Pollio
21. Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) in the U.S. Juvenile Justice System
Susan A. McCarter
22. The Wayward Girl in the 21st Century: Female Pathways to Delinquency
Lisa Pasko, Scott K. Okamoto, and Meda Chesney-Lind
23. Juvenile Sex Offenders: History, Policies, and Assessment
Megan Schlegel
24. Serious, Chronic, and Violent Offenders
Bryanna Hahn Fox, Wesley G. Jennings, and Alex R. Piquero)
25. Gender, Racially, and Culturally Grounded Practice
Keva M. Miller and Ben Anderson-Nathe, and Jana L. Meinhold
Section V - Juvenile Justice Reform
26. The Road Ahead: Progressive Possibilities and Challenges for Juvenile Justice Reform
Laura Burney Nissen

About the author: 

Wesley T. Church II, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair, PhD Program at The University of Alabama School of Social Work. David W. Springer, PhD, is Dean and Professor, Dean & Professor, School of Social Work at Portland State University. Albert R. Roberts, PhD, was Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University.

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