Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Editors: McShane, Marilyn D. and Cavanaugh, Michael
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Praeger

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ISBN: 978-1-44-083962-7
Category: Social Sciences - Criminology & Law
Book Status: Available
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Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency provides a concise overview of the most compelling issues in juvenile delinquency today. It covers not only the range of offenses but also the offenders themselves as well as those impacted by crime and delinquency. All of the chapters contain up-to-date research, laws, and data that accurately frame discussions on youth violence, detention, and treatment; related issues such as gangs and drugs; the consequences for scholars, teachers, and students; and best practices in intervention methods.

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Table of Contents

  • PART I: THE CHANGING BOUNDARIES OF JUVENILE JUSTICE ISSUES
  • Preface to Part I
  • 1. Maltreatment and Delinquency: Breaking the Cycle of Offending - Alida V. Merlo and Peter J. Benekos
  • 2. Juveniles in Cyberspace: Issues in Enforcement and Parental Controls - Ming Li Hsieh, Marilyn D. McShane, and Frank P. Williams III
  • 3. Juvenile Prostitution and Safe Harbor Laws - Stephanie Fahy
  • PART II: COMMUNITIES AND INSTITUTIONS: PROBLEMS AND RESPONSES TO DELINQUENCY
  • Preface to Part II
  • 4. Drugs in Homes, Schools, and Communities - Marcos Misis
  • 5. School Searches: Balancing Delinquency and Privacy - Michael Cavanaugh
  • PART III: KEEPING YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS OUT OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
  • Preface to Part III
  • 6. Childhood Trauma: The Effects of Abuse and Homelessness - Traqina Emeka
  • 7. Children of Incarcerated Parents: Problems and Resilience - Alexandria Pech and Barbara E. Bloom
  • 8. Autism Spectrum Disorders and Juvenile Justice: The Myths of Perpetrators and Victims - Rebecca Pfeffer
  • PART IV: RACE, ETHNICITY, DELINQUENCY, AND JUSTICE
  • Preface to Part IV
  • 9. Acculturation, Ethnic Bias, and Explanations of Delinquency - Antonio Hernandez and Judith Harris
  • 10. When Minority Exceeds Majority: Understanding and Addressing Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System - John K. Mooradian
  • PART V: ADMINISTERING JUSTICE: THE RESPONSIBILITY TO INTERVENE AND TREAT
  • Preface to Part V
  • 11. Juvenile Incarceration: Risks and Remedies - Melanie Taylor and Sarah Thomas
  • 12. What Works with Juveniles Offenders? - Clete Snell and Janet Eguzouwa
  • 13. The Future of Delinquency Prevention and Treatment - Ronald Burns and Kendra Bowen
  • Epilogue
  • About the Editors and Contributors