Contemporary World Issues: Juvenile Justice: A Reference Handbook

Editor/Author Shoemaker, Donald J. and Wolfe, Timothy W.
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 978-1-4408-4074-6
Category: Social Sciences - Contemporary Issues & Controversies
Image Count: 7
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: March 2019
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Juvenile Justice: A Reference Handbook puts juvenile justice under the microscope, surveying its long history and key issues, exploring the myriad of problems and controversies tied to the juvenile justice system, and explains how policymakers and legal professionals have tried to solve these vexing issues.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • 1 Background and History
  • Introduction
  • The Development of Childhood
  • Juvenile Justice in the United States: The Beginnings
  • Houses of Refuge
  • Training Schools or Reformatories
  • Child Savers and Other Nineteenth-Century Juvenile Justice Reform Efforts
  • Treatment Programs for Institutionalized Juvenile Offenders
  • Contemporary Organizations, Programs, and Developments
  • Juvenile Justice Today: A Quick Look
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 2 Problems, Controversies, and Solutions
  • Introduction
  • Problems
  • Misperceptions and Misunderstandings
  • Youth in Crisis: Problems Facing Juveniles
  • Kids and Guns
  • The Contemporary Juvenile Justice System
  • Controversies
  • Complexity of the System
  • Serious Juvenile Offenders and Status Offenders: Transfers and Divestiture
  • Overrepresentation of Minorities
  • Legal Challenges to the Juvenile Justice System
  • Possible Solutions
  • Restorative Justice and Other Alternatives to Incarceration
  • Evaluations of Incarceration Alternatives
  • Delinquency Prevention Programs
  • Gang Prevention Programs
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 3 Perspectives
  • Introduction
  • Preparing Youth for the Future: Kimberly Booth,
  • We Must Improve Education for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Katherine Burdick,
  • Adolescence, Incarcerated: Josh Gravens,
  • The Lines We Draw: Deborah L. Johnson,
  • Community Restorative Justice Hub: A Model of Hospitality and Accompaniment: David A. Kelly,
  • A Teacher, Not a Judge: Thomm Quackenbush,
  • The Hall: Heidi Lynn Smith,
  • What Should We Do with Juvenile Murderers?: John T. Whitehead,
  • 4 Profiles
  • People
  • About the People
  • Jane Addams (1860–1935)
  • Freda Adler (1934–)
  • John Augustus (1785–1859)
  • Howard Becker (1928–)
  • Louise Bowen (1859–1953)
  • Charles Brace (1826–1890)
  • Zebulon Brockway (1827–1920)
  • Meda Chesney-Lind (1947–)
  • Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)
  • Lawrence Kohlberg (1927–1987)
  • Julia Clifford Lathrop (1858–1932)
  • Benjamin Barr Lindsey (1896–1943)
  • Cesare Lombroso (1835–1909)
  • Robert Merton (1910–2003)
  • Jerome G. Miller (1931–2015)
  • Clifford Shaw (1896–1957)
  • Edwin H. Sutherland (1853–1950)
  • Enoch C. Wines (1806–1879)
  • Agencies and Organizations
  • About the Agencies and Organizations
  • Child Welfare and Advocacy
  • Delinquency Prevention and Treatment Programs
  • Juvenile Justice
  • References
  • 5 Data and Documents
  • Data
  • About the Data
  • The Juvenile Population in the United States
  • Juvenile Offenders: Arrest Statistics
  • Self-Report Data
  • Trends in Juvenile Justice Cases
  • Juveniles and the Death Penalty
  • Documents
  • Abou the Documents
  • Ex Parte Crouse (1838)
  • Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents (1871)
  • Illinois Juvenile Court Act (1899)
  • Juvenile Delinquency after World War II (1946)
  • In re Gault (1967)
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (1974)
  • President Clinton's Juvenile Justice Remarks (1997)
  • Roper v. Simmons (2005)
  • Youth PROMISE Act (2015)
  • References
  • 6 Resources
  • Print Sources
  • General/Introductory Books on Juvenile Delinquency
  • History of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
  • General/Introductory Books on the Juvenile Justice System
  • Periodicals That Focus on Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency
  • Nonprint Sources
  • General Information on Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
  • Films That Address Juvenile Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System
  • 7 Chronology
  • Glossary
  • About the Authors