Handbook of Youth and Justice / Edition 1

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This handbook provides a comprehensive cross-disciplinary perspective on youth behavior and the justice system. Leading authorities from sociology, political science, criminology, psychology, law, social work, and communication analyze the connections between children and youth (in their various social situations) and the law, including the making and enforcement of legal and social policies, the role of children's rights, and the operation of the legal system.

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Editorial Reviews

These 21 chapters address topics like victimization, offending, cross- cultural patterns of delinquency, environmental influences, behavioral questions, and the administration of justice. Contributors include government officials and scholars from American and English universities, in fields like criminology, human development, women's studies, social work, psychology, communication, and political science. The relationships of young people to the criminal justice system, the juvenile justice system, and the civil justice system are all considered. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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'This book is recommended for libraries that serve departments of criminal justice human development, psychology, sociology, and social work.'
Choice, 38:11 (2001)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306463396
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 442
  • Product dimensions: 1.06 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Law and Social Science Perspectives on Youth and Justice: Introduction: Understanding Victimization and Offending: Definitional Issues; S.O. White. Juvenile Crime victims in the Justice System; D. Finkelhor, et al. Victimization: Child Abuse and Neglect; C.S. Widom. The Victimization of Children and Youth; D. Finkelhor, P.Y. Hashima. Child Pornography; D. Linz, D. Imrich. Offending: Demography and Death by Violence; J.A. Fox, et al. Girls, Violence, and Delinquency: Myths and Persistent Problems; M. Chesney-Lind. Alcohol, Youth and the Justice System: Underage Drinking as Normative Behavior, a Status Offense, and a Risk Factor for Delinquency; S.E. Martin. Cross-Cultural Patterns of Delinquency: Two Worlds of Deviance: Russia and the U.S.; J.O. Finckenauer. Youth Crime in Western Europe: Will the Old World Imitate the New? R. Barberet. Environmental Influences: Forging Criminals in the Family; J. McCord. Youth Collectivities (Especially Gangs) and Adolescent Violence; J.F. Short Jr. Community; R. Bursik. Segregation and Youth Criminal Violence: A Review and Agenda; R.D. Peterson, et al. Behavioral Questions: The Development of Delinquency: Interactional Perspectives; M.D. Krohn, T.P. Thornberry. Reasoning and Justice; S.O. White. How Reliable are Children's Memories? S.J. Ceci, et al. Administration of Justice: Delinquency System. Juvenile Court and Its Systems of Juvenile Justice; S.I. Singer. Government Policy. Family Preservation and Unification: How Effective a Social Policy? R.J. Gelles. Children and Courts. Children's Rights; B.B. Woodhouse. The Child Custody Standard: What Do Twenty Years of Research Teach Us? D.A. Krauss, B.D. Sales. Index.

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