International Handbook of Juvenile Justice

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This comprehensive reference work presents an in-depth analysis on the juvenile justice systems of 19 different countries, both in EU-member states (old and new) and in the United States and Canada. The book is the result of research conducted by a group of outstanding scholars working in the field of juvenile justice. The book reflects a collective concern about trends in juvenile justice over the past two decades; trends that have begun to blur the difference between criminal and juvenile justice. The last ...

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Overview

This comprehensive reference work presents an in-depth analysis on the juvenile justice systems of 19 different countries, both in EU-member states (old and new) and in the United States and Canada. The book is the result of research conducted by a group of outstanding scholars working in the field of juvenile justice. The book reflects a collective concern about trends in juvenile justice over the past two decades; trends that have begun to blur the difference between criminal and juvenile justice. The last chapter highlights similarities and differences between the various systems, identifying three clusters of countries with a similar approach to juvenile justice. In particular, differences are found between the Anglo-Saxon countries, and continental Europe. The former have a more formal "justice" approach, with a strong emphasis on the accountability of juveniles, "just desert" principles, and retribution, while the latter still operate on a "welfare" philosophy. Two special systems, the Scottish Hearing system and the Scandinavian model, are presented as well.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387094779
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/18/2008
  • Series: Proceedings in Life Sciences Series
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 549
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

ABOUT THE EDITORS:

Josine Junger-Tas studied Sociology at the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) and obtained her PhD degree in the Netherlands at the University of Groningen. She was employed by the Dutch Ministry of Justice in its Research Institute and was appointed as Director of the Institute in 1989. She was active in the Council of Europe chairing an Expert Committee on Juvenile Delinquency in 1989. In 1992 she was appointed member of its Scientific Council. She was also active in the United Nations, where she also did preparatory work for the UN Criminology congresses. In 1989 she received the Sellin-Glueck Award from the American Society of Criminology for her ‘Contributions to Criminology’. In 1994 she was appointed professor of Youth Criminology at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. She taught Self-report methodology at the University of Cambridge for three years and since 2002 she is visiting professor at the University of Utrecht. In 2000 the University of Lausanne awarded her an Honorary doctorate. In the same year -with several colleagues- she launched the European Society of Criminology. At the first ESC conference in Lausanne she was elected the first ESC President. In November 2007 she received the Distinguished International Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology.

Dr. Scott H. Decker is Professor and Director in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He received the BA in Social Justice from DePauw University, and the MA and PhD in Criminology from Florida State University. His main research interests are in the areas of gangs, criminal justice policy, and the offender's perspective. His most recent books include European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups (Winner of the American Society of Criminology, Division of International Criminology Outstanding Distinguished book award, 2006) and Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling: Lessons from the Inside (Temple University Press, 2008). His forthcoming book (with Hugh Barlow) Criminology and Public Policy: Putting Theory to Work will be published in 2009 by Temple University Press.

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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Foreword   Hans-Jurgen Kerner     xi
Biographical Notes     xv
Contributors     xvii
The Anglo-Saxon Orientation
Punishment and Control: Juvenile Justice Reform in the USA   Donna M. Bishop   Scott H. Decker     3
Canada's Juvenile Justice System: Promoting Community-Based Responses to Youth Crime   Nicholas Bala   Julian V. Roberts     37
Beyond Welfare Versus Justice: Juvenile Justice in England and Wales   John Graham   Colleen Moore     65
Mainstreaming Restorative Justice for Young Offenders through Youth Conferencing: The Experience of Northern Ireland   David O'Mahony   Catriona Campbell     93
Transition and Reform: Juvenile Justice in the Republic of Ireland   Mairead Seymour     117
Just Desert and Welfare: Juvenile Justice in the Netherlands   Peter H. van der Laan     145
Western Continental Europe
The French Juvenile Justice System   Anne Wyvekens     173
Survival of the Protection Model? Competing Goals in Belgian Juvenile Justice   Catherine Van Dijk   Els Dumortier   Christian Eliaerts     187
Juvenile Justice in Germany: Between Welfare and Justice   Frieder Dunkel     225
Austria: A Protection Model   Karin Bruckmuller     263
The Swiss Federal Statute on Juvenile Criminal Law   Jean Zermatten     295
The Emerging Juvenile Justice System in Greece   Calliope D. Spinellis   Aglaia Tsitsoura     309
Continuity and Change in the Spanish Juvenile Justice System   Cristina Rechea Alberola   Esther Fernandez Molina     325
Eastern Europe
Continuity in the Welfare Approach: Juvenile Justice in Poland   Barbara Stando-Kawecka     351
Restorative Approaches and Alternative Methods: Juvenile Justice Reform in the Czech Republic   Helena Valkova     377
Welfare Versus Neo-Liberalism: Juvenile Justice in Slovenia   Katja Filipcic     397
Legal and Actual Treatment of Juveniles Within the Criminal Justice System of Bosnia and Herzegovina   Almir Maljevic     415
Two Special Systems
The End of an Era? - Youth Justice in Scotland   Michele Burman   Paul Bradshaw   Neil Hutton   Fergus McNeill   Mary Munro     439
Keeping the Balance between Humanism and Penal Punitivism: Recent Trends in Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in Sweden   Jerzy Sarnecki   Felipe Estrada     473
Trends in International Juvenile Justice: What Conclusions Can be Drawn?   Josine Junger-Tas     503
Subject Index     533
Author Index     541
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