Kids Who Commit Adult Crimes: Serious Criminality by Juvenile Offenders / Edition 1

Kids Who Commit Adult Crimes: Serious Criminality by Juvenile Offenders / Edition 1

by R. Barri Flowers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0789011301

ISBN-13: 9780789011305

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Examine the factors that contribute to increasingly violent youth crimes in the United States! Kids Who Commit Adult Crimes: Serious Criminality by Juvenile Offenders is an examination of today's serious, chronic, and violent youthful offender. This vital book explores the relationship between youth and serious, violent antisocial behavior in America, examining

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Examine the factors that contribute to increasingly violent youth crimes in the United States! Kids Who Commit Adult Crimes: Serious Criminality by Juvenile Offenders is an examination of today's serious, chronic, and violent youthful offender. This vital book explores the relationship between youth and serious, violent antisocial behavior in America, examining its antecedents, its onset, and its situational and motivating factors. From the Editor's introduction: "The increasingly serious nature of juvenile criminal behavior has been felt across the country as youth violence, violent youth gangs, drug-related offenses, and other delinquent and criminal conduct has changed the way we regard minors and delinquent behavior. Recent times have seen an explosion in school tragedies, juvenile homicides, teen battering, date rape, youth family violence, teenage alcohol and drug abuse, and related youthful offenses." Kids Who Commit Adult Crimes, divided into four parts, takes an incisive look at these issues and more: Part I explores serious juvenile crime, including its magnitude; youth violence; kids, drugs, and crime; school crime and violence; youth gangs and criminality; dating violence; and family violence. Part II examines explanations of juvenile delinquency and criminal behavior from biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. Part III addresses juvenile crime and the justice system, including the police and juvenile offenders, youths and the juvenile and adult courts, and juvenile offenders in custody and confinement. Part IV examines responses to the problem of serious and violent juvenile offending and its precursors, including federal laws and prevention, intervention, and control strategies. Kids Who Commit Adult Crimes goes farther in its examination of youth who commit adult-like violence than other books in the field, with chapters on dating violence and family violence, in addition to school and gang viol

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789011305
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,106,814
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Introduction1
Part IExploring Juvenile Crime
Chapter 1.The Magnitude of Juvenile Crime5
Defining Juvenile Crime and Delinquency6
The Nature of Juvenile Offenses8
Measuring the Extent of Juvenile Crime9
Official Arrest Statistics10
Victimization Surveys20
Self-Report Surveys24
Chapter 2.Youth and Violence27
Trends in Juvenile Arrests for Crimes of Violence28
Firearms and Youth Violence29
The Dynamics of Violent Juvenile Offending30
Characteristics of Violent Juveniles31
Victims of Juvenile Violence33
Theories on Violent Juvenile Offending35
Chapter 3.Kids, Drugs, and Crime37
Juveniles and Drug Use37
Juveniles and Alcohol Use43
Juvenile Substance Abuse and Other Delinquent Behavior47
Chapter 4.School Crime and Violence51
Shootings and Fatalities at Schools52
The Extent of School Crime55
Dynamics of School Crime59
Chapter 5.Youth Gangs, Criminality, and Violence63
What Is a Youth Gang?63
The Extent of Youth Gangs and Their Membership64
Characteristics of Youth Gang Members65
Youth Gangs, Crime, and Violence68
Youth Gang Theories71
Chapter 6.Dating Violence75
The Dynamics of Dating Violence75
The Characteristics of Teen Dating Violence76
Teen Date Rape80
What Causes Dating Violence?83
Chapter 7.Family Violence85
Dynamics of Family Violence85
Kids and Domestic Homicides89
Sibling Violence91
Parent Battering93
Grandparent Battering94
Causes of Family Violence94
Part IIExplaining Juvenile Crime
Chapter 8.Biological Perspectives on Delinquent Behavior99
Early Biological Theories on Delinquency99
Contemporary Biological Research on Delinquency102
Chapter 9.Psychological Perspectives on Delinquency107
Psychoanalytic Theories and Delinquency107
Personality Disorder Theories and Delinquency108
Psychiatric Theories and Concepts of Delinquency112
Chapter 10.Sociological Perspectives on Delinquent Behavior115
Social Control Theories and Delinquency115
Strain Theories and Delinquency119
Cultural Transmission Theories and Delinquency121
Critical Criminology Theories and Delinquency125
Chapter 11.Intrafamilial Causes and Correlates of Juvenile Delinquency127
Child Maltreatment and Delinquency128
Intergenerational Violence, Child Abuse, and Delinquency130
Broken Homes and Delinquent Behavior131
Familial Factors and Delinquency132
Part IIIJuvenile Crime and the Justice System
Chapter 12.The Police and Juvenile Criminals137
Police and Juvenile Arrests138
Police Contact with the Juvenile Offender141
Police Discretion and the Juvenile Offender143
Youth Attitudes Toward Police146
Chapter 13.Juvenile Offenders and the Juvenile and Adult Courts149
The Origins of the Juvenile Justice System149
U.S. Supreme Court Cases and Juvenile Justice152
The Juvenile Court and Serious Juvenile Offenders156
The Criminal Court and Serious Juvenile Offenders159
Chapter 14.Juveniles in Custody and Confinement163
Juvenile Offenders in Adult Correctional Facilities164
Juvenile Offenders in Juvenile Custody Facilities168
Minority Youths in Custody169
Modes of Adaptation to the Institutional Setting for the Juvenile Offender172
Youth Offending in Juvenile Correctional Institutions173
Aftercare and the Serious Juvenile Offender174
Part IVResponding to Juvenile Delinquency and Criminality
Chapter 15.Prevention and Control of Juvenile Crime177
Federal Responses to Juvenile Crime and Delinquency Prevention178
Child Protective Services181
Delinquency Prevention and Control Strategies182
References187
Index223

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