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Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Author(s): David W. Springer, PhD
Albert R. Roberts, PhD, DACFE, (late of) Rutgers University
  • ISBN-13: 9780763760564
  • Paperback    498 pages      © 2011
Price: $201.95 US List
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Juvenile Justice and Delinquency is the first text to comprehensively trace the progress toward resolving critical juvenile justice and delinquency issues, and to provide cutting-edge intervention strategies to effectively rehabilitate juvenile offenders and prevent delinquency. Historical, political, and legal trends are examined and critiqued, as well as the range of developmental, familial, and sociological theoretical explanations of juvenile delinquency. Current evidence-based practice, prevention strategies and programs, and juvenile justice treatment and policy alternatives are thoroughly explored.

Features & Benefits

  • Examines a range of juvenile justice treatment and policy alternatives, including mental health screening and assessment, suicide prevention, drug and mental health courts, and therapeutic jurisprudence.
  • Explores early crime prevention strategies, effective programs to reduce delinquent behavior, and the powerful relationship between school performance and juvenile delinquency.
  • Provides a focus on special populations and issues such as female delinquency.
  • Each chapter is written by a leading expert in delinquency or juvenile justice practices and research.

Applicable Courses

This text is appropriate for Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Social Work courses. It will also work well as a supplemental text in Psychology courses.

Part I  Introduction and Overview of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
  Chapter 1  A Brief Historical Overview of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
  Chapter 2  Trends in American Youth Crime
  Chapter 3  Scaling up from Juvenile Court Records to Offenses Committed
  Chapter 4  Reforming Juvenile Justice through Comprehensive Community Planning
Part II  Early Intervention of Delinquency and Later Criminal Offending
  Chapter 5  Effectiveness of Early Crime Prevention
  Chapter 6  From Risk Identification to Risk Management: A Comprehensive Strategy for Young Children Engaging in Antisocial Behavior
  Chapter 7  The Power of Education in Juvenile Justice
  Chapter 8  Effective Programs to Reduce School Bullying
Part III  Theories of Delinquency
  Chapter 9  Developmental Pathways and Life Trajectories of Delinquency
  Chapter 10  Family Influences on Delinquency
  Chapter 11  The Late Modern World of Adolescence and Sociological Theories of Delinquency
Part IV  Juvenile Justice Treatment and Policy Alternatives
  Chapter 12  Screening and Assessment of Mental Health Disorders and Risk of Re-Offending Among Juvenile Offenders
  Chapter 13  Youth Suicide in Juvenile Justice Settings: Prevention through Empirically-Based Assessment and Crisis Intervention
  Chapter 14  Police Responses to Criminal and Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century
  Chapter 15  State-of-the-Art Juvenile Detention: In Search of a New Normal
  Chapter 16  Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Juvenile Court
  Chapter 17  Innovative Justice for Youth with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Juvenile Drug and Mental Health Courts
  Chapter 18  Evidence-Based Programs for At-Risk Youth and Juvenile Offenders: A Review of Proven Prevention and Intervention Models
  Chapter 19  Restorative Justice and Juvenile Offenders
  Chapter 20  What about the Girls? Gender, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century
  Chapter 21  Juvenile Delinquency and Community-Based After-care: A Review and Assessment

David W. Springer, PhD

David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW, is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is also Investigator of the Inter-American Institute for Youth Justice and holds a joint appointment with the Department of Psychology.

Albert R. Roberts, PhD, DACFE-(late of) Rutgers University

The late Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D., D.A.C.F.E., was a Professor of Criminal Justice and Social Work, and Director of Faculty and Curriculum Development in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey at Piscataway.

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