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." "Juvenile Justice reviews the best research-based knowledge on what works and what does not work in the current system. The book also examines failed juvenile justice policies and applies high standards of scientific evidence to seek new resolutions. This text helps students embrace the value of redemptive justice and serves as a springboard for the current generation to implement sounder social policies." Juvenile Justice is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students studying juvenile justice in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Sociology. The book is also an excellent supplemental text for juvenile delinquency courses.
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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
  • Sales rank: 1,184,664
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry A. Krisberg (Ph D, University of Pennsylvania) is a Senior Fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California, Berkeley Law School and a Lecturer in Residence at in the Juris Doctor Program at Berkeley Law. He is known nationally for his research and expertise on juvenile justice and corrections issues and is often called upon as a resource for professionals, foundations, and the media. Dr. Krisberg was appointed by the legislature to serve on the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Inmate Population Management. Past president and fellow of the Western Society of Criminology, he was Chair of the California Attorney General's Research Advisory Committee. Dr. Krisberg was appointed to chair an Expert Panel to investigate the conditions in the California youth prisons. His many books and articles include Juvenile Justice and Continuing the Struggle for Justice, both published by SAGE.

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Table of Contents

1 Juvenile justice : myths and realities 1
2 Data sources 9
3 The historical legacy of juvenile justice 19
4 The current juvenile justice system 63
5 Juvenile justice and the American dilemma 81
6 Young women and the juvenile justice system 113
7 Is there a science of prevention? 125
8 What works in juvenile justice 145
9 The gang busters : does getting tough reduce youth crime? 163
10 Redeeming our children 181
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