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

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Overview

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 violence, substance abuse issues, and more.

    Visit the author’s website at http://www.rbarriflowers.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789011305
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Pt. I Exploring Juvenile Crime
Ch. 1 The Magnitude of Juvenile Crime 5
Ch. 2 Youth and Violence 27
Ch. 3 Kids, Drugs, and Crime 37
Ch. 4 School Crime and Violence 51
Ch. 5 Youth Gangs, Criminality, and Violence 63
Ch. 6 Dating Violence 75
Ch. 7 Family Violence 85
Pt. II Explaining Juvenile Crime
Ch. 8 Biological Perspectives on Delinquent Behavior 99
Ch. 9 Psychological Perspectives on Delinquency 107
Ch. 10 Sociological Perspectives on Delinquent Behavior 115
Ch. 11 Intrafamilial Causes and Correlates of Juvenile Delinquency 127
Pt. III Juvenile Crime and the Justice System
Ch. 12 The Police and Juvenile Criminals 137
Ch. 13 Juvenile Offenders and the Juvenile and Adult Courts 149
Ch. 14 Juveniles in Custody and Confinement 163
Pt. IV Responding to Juvenile Delinquency and Criminality
Ch. 15 Prevention and Control of Juvenile Crime 177
References 187
Index 223
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