Created as an alternative to the punishment-oriented criminal justice system, the juvenile court is a unique American invention that has been replicated around the world. But to say that this system is without significant flaws would be misleading. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the juvenile justice system is a vital step towards improving counseling and rehabilitation programs.
Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency: A Comprehensive Framework presents the latest research and most effective programs for understanding, preventing, and controlling juvenile delinquency. Renowned specialist in the field James C. Howell examines key myths about juvenile violence and the ability of the juvenile justice system to handle modern-day juvenile delinquents. Reviewing the history of current juvenile justice system policies and practices, Howell provides a comprehensive framework for analyzing and responding to juvenile crime.
Geared toward preparing students for a career in juvenile justice or social services, this accessible volume includes
- Chapter introductions and summaries that link research studies to intervention programs
- Boxed studies, data sources, key definitions, and concepts
- Extensive real-world case studies and illustrations
- Comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art research and programs
- Developmental theories of juvenile delinquency
- Advanced juvenile justice system management tools
- Effective prevention and rehabilitation programs
Preventing and Reducing JuvenileDelinquency explores the world of chronic, violent juvenile offenders and gang involvement. Evaluating the current "moral panic" over juvenile delinquency, the author offers an effective program delivery system that empowers individual practitioners and communities.
Intended as a supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate courses in juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, and violent offender intervention courses, Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency is also essential reading for juvenile justice and social services research and development specialists.
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About the Author
Dr. James C. (Buddy) Howell is a Senior Research Associate with the National Gang Center, in Tallahassee, Florida, where he has worked for over twenty years. He formerly worked at the U.S. Department of Justice for 23 years, mostly as director of research and program development in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. He has published over 50 works on youth and street gangs, and a similar number on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, and seven books on both topics. His gang publication topics include street gang history; gang homicides; drug trafficking; gangs in schools; hybrid gangs; myths about gangs; risk factors; gang problem trends; gang history in the United States; and what works in preventing gang activity, combating gangs, and reducing gang crime. He is very active in helping states and localities reform their juvenile justice systems and use evidence-based programs, and in working with these entities to address youth gang problems in a balanced approach.
Table of Contents
PART I - THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF CURRENT JUVENILE JUSTIC SYSTEMS POLICIES AND PRACTICESChapter 1 - Serious and Violent Juvenile Delinquency TrendsChapter 2 - Myths about Juvenile Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice SystemChapter 3 -Moral Panic Over Juvenile Delinquency and the Consequences PART II - THE RESEARCH BASE ON JUVENILE OFFENDERS AND WHAT DOESN'T WORKChapter 4 - Serious, Violent, Chronic Juvenile Offender CareersChapter 5 - Youth Gang Members as Serious, Violent, and Chronic OffendersChapter 6 - Risk and Protective Factors for DelinquencyChapter 7 - What Doesn't Work in Preventing and Reducing Juvenile DelinquencyChapter 8 - Transfer of Juveniles to the Criminal Justice SystemPART III - EFFECTIVE PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMS IN A COMPREHENSIVE FRAMEWORKChapter 9 - Effective Prevention and Early Intervention ProgramsChapter 10 - Effective Rehabilitation Programs for Juvenile OffendersChapter 11 - Historical Development of Comprehensive Juvenile Justice ApproachesChapter 12 - The Comprehensive Strategy FrameworkChapter 13 - An Illustration of the Comprehensive Strategy Framework