Juvenile Justice: Youth and Crime in Australia

Overview

Building on the strengths of earlier editions, Juvenile Justice: Youth and Crime in Australia continues to provide a clear and comprehensive introduction to juvenile justice. Helps australian students explore key issues. The text presents the main concepts and topics of juvenile justice in a way that is simple and descriptive, yet critical. New chapter highlights help students to recognise the key issues. Highlights of this edition: Increased discussion of media representations of youth and youth crime. Coverage ...
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Overview

Building on the strengths of earlier editions, Juvenile Justice: Youth and Crime in Australia continues to provide a clear and comprehensive introduction to juvenile justice. Helps australian students explore key issues. The text presents the main concepts and topics of juvenile justice in a way that is simple and descriptive, yet critical. New chapter highlights help students to recognise the key issues. Highlights of this edition: Increased discussion of media representations of youth and youth crime. Coverage of detention and community corrections, crime prevention and restorative justice, which reflects a positive shift towards considering the basic rights and wellbeing of young people.

About the Author:
Chris Cunneen is NewSouth Global Professor of Criminology at the University of New South Wales

About the Author:
Rob White is Professor of Sociology at the University of Tasmania

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195574098
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/10/2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,028,216
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Cunneen is Professor at The Cairns Institute, and the Faculty of Business, Law and Creative Arts at James Cook University.

Rob White is Professor of Criminology in the School of Sociology & Social Work at the University of Tasmania.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables, Boxes and Figures
Introduction
PART I HISTORY, THEORY, AND INSTITUTIONS
1. The Development of Juvenile Justice
2. Theories of Juvenile Offending
3. The Nature of Contemporary Juvenile Crime
4. The Institutions of Juvenile Justice
PART II THE SOCIAL DYNAMICS OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
5. Class and Community
6. Indigenous Young People
7. Ethnic Minority Young People
8. Young Women, Young Men, and Gender
PART III THE STATE, PUNISHMENT, AND COMMUNITY
9. Policing the Young
10. Courts and Sentencing Processes
11. Detention and Community Corrections
12. Youth Crime Prevention
13. Restorative Justice and Juvenile Conferencing
Bibliography
Index

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