A significant barrier to successful juvenile intervention is misconduct committed against juveniles by the persons employed to help them. Professional Misconduct with Juveniles explores the nature of employee-on-youth misconduct, its extent, its consequences, factors that increase its occurrence, and potential solutions to the problem. Obviously, employee-on-youth misconduct interferes with the effective treatment of delinquent and at-risk youth, but it also harms the agency as a whole and creates a poor working environment for all employees. Professional Misconduct with Juveniles offers a practical, theory-based approach to preventing or stopping such exploitation of vulnerable young men and women so that we can focus on effective approaches to rehabilitation, deterrence, and public safety.
About the Real-World Criminology Series More than just textbooks, the short books in the Real-World Criminology series are designed to be of interest to particular fields within criminology. They can be policy primers, spurring innovations in policing and corrections, theoretical works dealing with policy implications, or program evaluations incorporating theoretical foundations. Each book covers something that is happening -or should be happening-in the world of criminal justice.
- Includes a typology developed to serve as a theoretical framework for studying employee-on-youth misconduct
- Offers solutions for prevention, detection, and intervention
- Ideal for use as a supplemental text in many criminology courses or as one of a collection of smaller texts for high-level theory courses
About the Author
“Mike” Johnson is Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of West Georgia. His publications include "Criminal Justice System Involvement and Continuity of Youth Crime: A Longitudinal Analysis” in Youth & Society, as well as an edited book on connecting practical experience and academics in corrections for which he authored the chapter on working with juvenile offenders. His past experience includes working as a staff member in a residential juvenile treatment program.
Joycelyn M. Pollock (Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany; J.D., University of Houston) is Professor of Criminal Justice at Texas State University - San Marcos. She is the author of Ethics in Crime and Justice: Decisions and Dilemmas and Crime and Justice in America, in addition to numerous other publications. In 2011, she was appointed to the U.S. Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board.
Dr. Michael C. Braswell is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology of East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Braswell received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mercer University in 1969, a Master of Arts in Psychology from West Georgia College in 1970, his Ed.S. in Rehabilitation/Correctional Counseling from the University of Georgia in 1973, and his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1975. He joined the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at ETSU in 1977, and teaches classes on Ethics and Justice, Human Relations and Criminal Justice, and Film Studies in Crime and Justice.
Table of Contents
2. The Nature of Employee-on-Youth Misconduct
3. The Extent of Employee-on-Youth Misconduct
4. Consequences of Employee-on-Youth Misconduct
5. Factors Increasing Employee-on-Youth Misconduct