Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice

Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice

by Marilyn D. McShane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761923586

ISBN-13: 9780761923589

Pub. Date: 12/18/2002

Publisher: SAGE Publications

From boot camps to truancy, the Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice provides more than 200 up-to-date, concise, and readable entries in a single, authoritative volume. The editors, noted authors of several criminal justice books and editors of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Prisons, cover historical and contemporary theories, concepts, and real-world practices of

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Overview

From boot camps to truancy, the Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice provides more than 200 up-to-date, concise, and readable entries in a single, authoritative volume. The editors, noted authors of several criminal justice books and editors of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Prisons, cover historical and contemporary theories, concepts, and real-world practices of juvenile justice in the United States.

The entries address a broad range of issues and topics, such as alcohol and drug abuse, arson, the death penalty for juveniles, computer and Internet crime, gun violence, gangs, missing children, school violence, teen pregnancy, and delinquency theories. In addition, topics cover society's response to the problems of juvenile justice, punishments meted out to America's juvenile offenders, juvenile rehabilitation programs, and well-known researchers and professionals in the field.

Key Features

  • More than 200 articles, written by a stellar collection of academic theorists and real-world practitioners
  • Complete review of the complicated juvenile legal and court system, juvenile punishment, rehabilitation efforts, and legislation
  • Extensive entries on child and adolescent crimes, pathologies, and problems
  • Coverage of psychological, biological, and sociological theories of delinquency, as well as historic "body type" theories
  • Addresses such historical topics as the deinstitutionalization movement, the Chicago Area Project, and the Provo Experiment
  • Profiles historic theorists and policymakers in juvenile justice
  • Includes a special appendix on print and electronic resources on juvenile justice
  • Comprehensive index, including a reader's guide that facilitates browsing and offers easy access to information

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761923589
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/18/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Appendix: Print and Electronic Resources on Juvenile Justice

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