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Title Understanding juvenile justice and delinquency / Marilyn D. McShane and Michael Cavanaugh, editors
Published Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2016]
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Contents Maltreatment and delinquency : breaking the cycle of offending / Alida V. Merlo and Peter J. Benekos -- Juveniles in cyberspace : issues in enforcement and parental controls / Ming Li Hsieh, Marilyn D. McShane, and Franks P. Williams III -- Juvenile prostitution and safe harbor laws / Stephanie Fahy -- Drugs in homes, schools, and communities / Marcos Misis -- School searches : balancing delinquency and privacy / Michael Cavanaugh -- Childhood trama : the effects of abuse and homelessness / Traquina Emeka -- Children of incarcerated parents : problems and resilience / Alexandria Pech and Barbara E. Bloom -- Autism spectrum disorders and juvenile justice : the myths of perpetrators and victims / Rebecca Pfeffer -- Acculturation, ethnic bias, and explanations of delinquency / Antonio Hernandez and Judith Harris -- When minority exceeds majority : understanding and addressing disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system / John K. Mooradian -- Juvenile incarceration : risks and remedies / Melanie Taylor -- What works with juvenile offenders? / Clete Snell and Janet Eguzouwa -- The future of delinquency prevention and treatment / Ronald Burns and Kendra Bowen
Summary "Perceiving is Believing. Tracing beliefs about the causes of delinquency over time, we find that theories ranged from demons and climate variations to glandular dysfunctions and a lack of wholesome recreational activities. Around the end of World War II, the editors of the Saturday Evening Post wrote that "Sinister effects on the behavior and character of America's children constitute one of the greatest evils of this war. Statistics gathered from a number of places reveal a sharp nationwide increase in juvenile wrong-doing."1 Despite the attraction of explaining delinquency based on contemporary and powerful social events, the problem of delinquency persists, as do some of its basic themes such as the influence of family, friends, learning and economic pressures. In the Gluecks' treatise Delinquents in the Making they state that "The riddle of crime is so puzzling that to arrive at adequate explanations calls for the collaboration of many sciences."2 It is no surprise, then, that the science of criminology and criminal justice is as interdisciplinary as it is controversial"-- Provided by publisher
"This book provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge look at the problems that impact the way we conduct intervention and treatment for youth in crisis today--an indispensable resource for practitioners, students, researchers, policymakers, and faculty working in the area of juvenile justice. Provides insights into juvenile justice from contributors and editors who have extensive experience in teaching, researching, and writing on the subject. Represents an ideal teaching text for courses in juvenile justice--a staple topic in all criminology and criminal justice college programs. Presents analysis and evaluation of techniques used and programs employed, enabling readers to be better advocates for law and policy impacting youth. Supplies updated data and information on policy and law that will serve as a vital resource for students writing papers or scholars teaching in the field of juvenile justice"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 21, 2015)
Subject Juvenile corrections -- United States.
Juvenile delinquency -- United States.
Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Cavanaugh, Michael R., 1981- editor
McShane, Marilyn D., 1956- editor
ISBN 1440839638 (electronic bk.)
9781440839634 (electronic bk.)