Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence / Edition 1

Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence / Edition 1

by James C. Howell
ISBN-10:
0761903739
ISBN-13:
9780761903734
Pub. Date:
07/29/1997
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence / Edition 1

Comprehensive and detailed, this book provides information on: the history of the United States' response to juvenile delinquency; the increasing seriousness of the problem; and the public policies available to deal with it. James C Howell cites the pressing need for a clearer understanding of the risk factors for youth violence. Long-term solutions such as the development of more effective prevention programmes, better-matched offender//treatment programmes, and a more cost effective juvenile justice system are also discussed. Extensive figures and tables are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761903734
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/29/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 261
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE
Juvenile Reform Movements
Landmark Federal Legislation
Who's To Blame for Violent Crime
Juvenile Delinquency Trends and Juvenile Justice System Responses
PART TWO
Youth Gang Homicides, Drug Trafficking and Program Interventions
Risk Factors for Youth Violence
The Case for Developmental Criminology
A Comprehensive Strategy

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