Juvenile Justice: Redeeming Our Children / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761925019
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry A. Krisberg has been the president of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) since 1983. He is known nationally for his research and expertise on juvenile justice issues and is called upon as a resource for professionals and the media.

Dr. Krisberg received his master's degree in criminology and a doctorate in sociology, both from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Krisberg has held several educational posts. He was a faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley; he was also an adjunct professor with the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Hawaii.

Dr. Krisberg was appointed by the legislature to serve on the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Inmate Population Management. His memberships include the American Correctional Association, the National Association of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, and the Association of Criminal Justice Researchers. He is past president and fellow of the Western Society of Criminology and is the Chair of the California Attorney General's Research Advisory Committee. In 1993 he was the recipient of the August Vollmer Award, the American Society of Criminology’s most prestigious award. The Jessie Ball du Pont Fund named him the 1999 Grantee of the Year for his outstanding commitment and expertise in the area of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention.

Dr. Krisberg has several books and articles to his credit including Crime and Privilege; The Children of Ishmael: Critical Perspectives on Juvenile Justice with James Austin, Ph.D.; Juvenile Justice: Improving the Quality of Care; Reinventing Juvenile Justice with Dr. Austin; and A Sourcebook: Serious, Violent, & Chronic Juvenile Offenders with James C. Howell, Ph.D.; J. David Hawkins, Ph.D.; and John J. Wilson, Esq.

Dr. Krisberg is frequently called upon by private foundations to assist with the design, implementation and evaluation of programs — both their own and those of the public sector. For example, most recently, he was the Chair on an expert panel reviewing the conditions and policies of the California Youth Authority. The Annie E. Casey Foundation engaged him to assess the effectiveness of their Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, the single largest private program for juvenile justice system reform in the country. The Walter Johnson Foundation asked that he lead a Blue Ribbon Commission on California’s policy of out-of-state placement of delinquent youth. Baptist Community Ministries has sought his expertise on assessing the needs of troubled youth in the greater New Orleans area and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation asked that he prepare a white paper on delinquency and substance abuse.

Dr. Krisberg regularly appears as an expert on national network news shows about criminal justice issues and is frequently consulted by the leading print media.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Juvenile Justice: Myths and Realities
Summary
Review Questions
Chapter 2: Data Sources
Understanding the Contours of Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Court Statistics
Juveniles Taken Into Custody
Self-Reported Delinquency Surveys
Qualitative Data Sources
Summary
Review Questions
Chapter 3: The Historical Legacy of Juvenile Justice
The House of Refuge (1825-1860)
The Growth of Institutionalization and the Child Savers (1850-1890)
Juvenile Delinquency and the Progressive Era
The Child Guidance Clinic Movement
The Chicago Area Project
The Mobilization for Youth
Institutional Change and Community-Based Corrections
Changes in Juvenile Court Law
The Emergence of a Conservative Agenda for Juvenile Justice
Summary
Review Questions
Chapter 4: The Current Juvenile Justice System
The Flow of Cases Through the Juvenile Justice System
Summary
Review Questions
Chapter 5: Juvenile Justice and the American Dilemma
Disproportionate Minority Representation and the Juvenile Justice Process
Youths of Color in Confinement: The National Picture and State Differences
Youths in Prison
Beyond Black and White
Donde Esta la Justicia?
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: The Burden of Invisibility
Native American Youths: Outsiders in Their Own Land
In Search of Answers
Summary
Review Questions
Chapter 6: Young Women and the Juvenile Justice System
Gender-Specific Juvenile Justice Services
What Works for At-Risk Young Women
Other Promising Gender-Specific Approaches
Conclusions
Summary
Review Questions
Chapter 7: Is There a Science of Prevention?
The Politics of Prevention
Building a Foundation for Prevention Programming
Implementing Effective Community Prevention Models
Interrupting the Cycle of Violence
The Cost-Effectiveness of Prevention
Is There a Science of Prevention?
Summary
Review Questions
Chapter 8: What Works in Juvenile Justice
Summaries of Program Evaluations and Meta-Analyses
A Graduated System of Sanctions and Interventions
Summary
Review Questions
Chapter 9: The Gang Busters: Does Getting Tough Reduce Youth Crime?
The Gang Busters
The Impact of Juvenile Corrections
The Boot Camp Frenzy
Transferring Juveniles to the Criminal Justice System
Summary
Review Questions
Chapter 10: Redeeming Our Children
Evolving Standards of Juvenile Justice
Contemporary Standards of Juvenile Justice
Seeking Balance and Restorative Justice
The Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
Our Children and Other People's Children
Summary
Review Questions
References
Index
About the Author

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