The Handbook of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, 1st Edition

  • Marvin D. Krohn
  • Jodi Lane
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  • ISBN-10: 1118513185
  • ISBN-13: 9781118513187
  • DDC: 364.36
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 664 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This handbook is an up-to-date examination of advances in the fields of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice that includes interdisciplinary perspectives from leading scholars and practitioners. It contains summaries of juvenile justice trends from around the world, and covers central issues in the scholarly literature, such as social learning theories, opportunity theories, criminal processing, labeling and deterrence, gangs and crime, community-based sanctions and reentry, victimization, and fear of crime.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Notes on Contributors.
Trends in Juvenile Delinquency Around the World.
1: Juvenile Delinquency and Justice Trends in the United States.
2: Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Trends in Europe.
3: Youth Violence in Brazil: Law, Prevalence, and Promising Initiatives.
4: Juvenile Justice in Russia.
5: Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency in India.
6: Juvenile Justice in South Africa.
7: Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in China.
8: Putting the Processing of Juvenile Offenders into Context.
Correlates of Delinquent Behavior.
9: Gender, Delinquency, and Youth Justice: Issues for a Global Century.
10: Causes of African-American Juvenile Delinquency.
11: A Biosocial Perspective on Juvenile Delinquency.
12: Parenting and Delinquency.
13: School Effects on Delinquency and School-Based Prevention.
14: Fleas and Feathers: The Role of Peers in the Study of Juvenile Delinquency.
15: Neighborhoods and Delinquent Behavior.
Explaining Delinquency.
16: General Strain Theory and Delinquency.
17: Social Learning Theory and Delinquent Behavior: Past, Present, and Future Investigations.
18: Social Control and Self-Control.
19: Theoretical Perspectives on Delinquent Development: Propensity, Plasticity, and Range.
20: Labeling Theory.
21: Routine Activities and Opportunity Theory.
System Responses to Delinquency.
22: Prenatal and Early Childhood Prevention of Antisocial Behavior.
23: School Prevention Programs.
24: Neighborhood-based Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency.
25: Policing Juvenile Delinquency.
26: Juvenile Diversion.
27: Youth in the Juvenile Courtand Adult Court.
28: Community-Based Sanctions and Juveniles: What Works, What Does Not, and What Looks Promising.
29: Institutionalization and Treatment.
Special Issues in Juvenile Delinquency.
30: Gang Trends, Trajectories, and Solutions.
31: A Look at the Street Gang Violence Situation in Europe.
32: Weapon Carrying and Use Among Juveniles.
33: Youth Drug Trends and Societal Reactions.
34: Maltreatment and Damaging Outcomes in Adolescence: Longitudinal Research and Policy.
35: Victimization and Fear of Crime Among Juveniles.
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