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Author Shoemaker, Donald J., author

Title Juvenile justice : a reference handbook / Donald J. Shoemaker and Timothy W. Wolfe
Edition Second edition
Published Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Contemporary world issues
Contemporary world issues.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; 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
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 ; Child Welfare and Advocacy ; Delinquency Prevention and Treatment Programs ; Juvenile Justice ; References ; 5 Data and Documents ; Data
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 ; Jane Addams (1860-1935) ; Freda Adler (1934- ) ; John Augustus (1785-1859) ; Howard Becker (1928- ) ; Louise Bowen (1859-1953)
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 ; 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
Summary "Authoritative, current, and easy to use, this book is an outstanding resource for readers looking to gain an accurate and thorough understanding of American juvenile justice. Presents historical and contemporary data in an easy-to-understand fashion that survey the complex history of the juvenile justice system and allow readers to better comprehend the key issues Includes a perspectives chapter that enables readers to hear voices from individuals with different backgrounds who are concerned with juvenile justice Provides an ideal resource for general readers who want to learn more about the history and current events concerning juvenile justice as well as students without previous background knowledge of the subject Contains a chronology of key moments in the history of juvenile justice in the United States as well as a glossary of key terms and definitions to guide the reader"-- Provided by publisher
"Juvenile delinquency is a topic that has interested the public and academic scholars for decades. When hearing the word "delinquent," most people think of street gangs or bands of teens running loose and frightening people in streets or parks. However, delinquency covers a range of behaviors from minor offenses, such as trespassing, to the more serious crimes often associated with gangs"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Revised edition of the authors' Juvenile justice, 2005
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Wolfe, Timothy W., author
ISBN 144084075X (electronic bk.)
9781440840753 (electronic bk.)