Juvenile Justice: A Text/Reader (Sage Text/Reader Series in Criminology and Criminal Justice)

Juvenile Justice: A Text/Reader (Sage Text/Reader Series in Criminology and Criminal Justice)

By: Richard A. Lawrence (author), Craig T. Hemmens (author)Paperback

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"Juvenile Justice: A Text/Reader" offers a unique new spin on the core textbook format. Organized like a more traditional juvenile justice text, this Text/Reader is divided into eight sections that contain all the usual topics taught in a juvenile justice course. After a comprehensive overview, each section has an introductory 'mini-chapter' that provides engaging coverage of key concepts, developments, controversial issues, and research in the field. These authored introductions are followed by carefully selected and edited original research articles. The readings were written by juvenile justice experts and often have a policy orientation that will help address student interest in the 'so what?' application of theory. This title boasts extensive and unique coverage of the juvenile justice system, focusing on law enforcement, the court system, correctional responses to juvenile offending, and an overview of the causes of delinquency. It features a unique 'How to Read a Research Article' tied to the first reading in the book to give students a guide to understand and learn from the edited articles that appear throughout the text. It provides an introduction to each reading to give students an overview of the purpose, main points, and conclusions of each article. It utilizes photographs, boxes, and suggested Web resources to enhance the book's presentation and engage student interest. It offers a clear and concise summary of key terms and concepts in each section and discussion questions that enhance student comprehension. Ancillaries: There is a Student Study Site that provides self-quizzes, e-flashcards, additional readings, and more. Instructor's Resources on CD-ROM include test questions for both the text and readings, PowerPoint slides, teaching tips, and other resources. This Text/Reader is designed to serve as a replacement for a core text, or a supplement text for upper-level undergraduate Juvenile Justice courses in departments of criminal justice, criminology, sociology and related disciplines.

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Richard Lawrence is Professor of Criminal Justice at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. He earned a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University, M.A. in Psychology at St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX and a B.A. in Psychology at Bethel University, St. Paul, MN. He has published two books on school crime and juvenile justice and is the author of more than forty articles and chapters published in academic journals and books, including Juvenile Justice: A Text/Reader, just published by SAGE. Craig Hemmens is Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. In addition to being the editor for the SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology/Criminal Justice, he has published several books, including Law, Justice and Society (Oxford University Press, (c)2012), Legal Guide for Police (Anderson, (c)2011) and An Introduction to Criminal Evidence (Oxford University Press, (c)2009). He holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He served as the President of the Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) from 2012 to 2013.


Introduction The Extent and Seriousness of Juvenile Delinquency and Victimization Measures of Juvenile Offending Self-Report Measures Delinquency Causation: An Overview The Organization and Contents of the Book SECTION ONE: HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE JUVENILE COURT AND JUSTICE PROCESS Historical Overview of Juvenile Justice The Origins of American Juvenile Justice Houses of Refuge and Legal Doctrines The "Child-saving" Movement The First Juvenile Court The U.S. Supreme Court on Juvenile Justice Juvenile Versus Criminal Court: Legal and Procedural Distinctions Federal and State Legislative Changes Summary, Key Terms, Discussion Questions, Web Resources How to Read a Research Article Readings Saving the Children: The Promise and Practice of Parens Patriae, 1838-1898 by Alexander W. Pisciotta History Overtakes the Juvenile Justice System by Theodore N. Ferdinand The Historical Legacy of Juvenile Justice by Barry Krisberg Is Child Saving Dead? Public Support for Juvenile Rehabilitation by Melissa M. Moon, et. al. SECTION TWO: POLICE AND JUVENILE OFFENDERS The Police and Juvenile Crime Police Roles and Responsibilities Police-Juvenile Relations Police Roles and Discretion Juvenile Offending and Police Discretion Race as a Factor in Juvenile Arrests Alternatives to Police Arrest and Custody Summary, Key Terms, Discussion Questions, Web Resources Readings Cops in the Classroom: A Longitudinal Evaluation of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) by Dennis P. Rosenbaum, et. al. Reintegrative Police Surveillance of Juvenile Offenders: Forging an Urban Model by Susan Guarino-Ghezzi Juvenile Curfews and the Courts: Judicial Response to a Not-So-New Crime Control Strategy by Craig Hemmens and Katherine Bennett Gang Suppression Through Saturation Patrol, Aggressive Curfew, and Truancy Enforcement: A Quasi-Experimental Test of the Dallas Anti-Gang Initiative by Eric J. Fritsch, et. al. Problem-Oriented Policing, Deterrence, and Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Boston's Operation Ceasefire by Anthony A. Braga, et. al. SECTION THREE: JUVENILE DETENTION AND COURT INTAKE Juvenile Court Intake Juvenile Detention Trends and Variations in Detention Conditions of Confinement in Detention Consequences of Being Detained Preventive Detention and Predicting Dangerousness Assessment of Juvenile Risks and Needs Diversion and Alternatives to Juvenile Court Referral Prosecutor Role in Intake and Court Referral Summary, Key Terms, Discussion Questions, Web Resources Readings Race and the Impact of Detention on Juvenile Justice Decision Making by Michael J. Lieber and Kristan C. Fox Assessments and Intake Processes in Juvenile Justice Processing: Emerging Policy Considerations by Daniel P. Mears and William R. Kelly Best Implementation Practices: Disseminating New Assessment Technologies in a Juvenile Justice Agency by Douglas Young, et. al. SECTION FOUR: TRANSFER TO CRIMINAL COURT Overview of Waiver and Transfer Judicial and Legislative Developments in Juvenile Transfer The Law, Science, and Juvenile Transfer Research on the Effects of Juvenile Transfer Future Trends in Juvenile Transfer Summary, Key Terms, Discussion Questions, Web Resources Readings The Transfer of Juveniles to Criminal Court: Reexamining Recidivism Over the Long Term by Lawrence Winner, et al. A Critique of Waiver Research: Critical Next Steps in Assessing the Impacts of Laws for Transferring Juveniles to the Criminal Justice System by Daniel P. Mears Adult Versus Juvenile Sanctions: Voices of Incarcerated Youths by Jodi Lane, et al. Hard Choices or Obvious Ones: Developing Policy for Excluding Youth from Juvenile Court by Joseph B. Sanborn, Jr. SECTION FIVE: THE JUVENILE COURT PROCESS Juvenile Court Cases: Numbers and Trends Juvenile Court Officials and Their Roles The Juvenile Court Process "Blended Sentencing" Juvenile Court Trends and Reforms Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary Readings Origins of the Juvenile Court: Changing Perspectives on the Legal Rights of Juvenile Delinquents by Robert M. Mennel The Punitive Juvenile Court and the Quality of Procedural Justice: Disjunctions Between Rhetoric and Reality by Barry C. Feld Factors Perceived to Affect Delinquent Dispositions in Juvenile Court: Putting the Sentencing Decision Into Context by Joseph B. Sanborn, Jr. Race, Legal Representation, and Juvenile Justice: Issues and Concerns by Lori Guevara, et. al. SECTION SIX: JUVENILE CORRECTIONS History and Development of Juvenile Corrections Institutional and Residential Programs Juvenile Probation and Community Corrections Intermediate Sanctions Aftercare or Parole Supervision Effectiveness of Juvenile Corrections Current Issues and Future Trends in Juvenile Corrections Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary Readings Reexamining Community Corrections Models by Richard Lawrence The Impact of Book Camps and Traditional Institutions on Juvenile Residents: Perceptions, Adjustment, and Change by Doris L. MacKenzie, et. al. The Next Generation of Prisoners: Toward an Understanding of Violent Institutionalized Delinquents by Ashley G. Blackburn, et. al. Adolescent and Teenage Offenders Confronting the Challenges and Opportunities of Reentry by David M. Altschuler and Rachel Brash SECTION SEVEN: THE Future of Juvenile Justice The Past as Prologue to the Future Factors Affecting the Future of Juvenile Justice Policy Issues for Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century Delinquency Prevention and Juvenile Justice for the 21st Century Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary Readings Public Health and Prevention of Juvenile Criminal Violence by Brandon C. Welsh Reviving Juvenile Justice in a Get-Tough Era by Jeffrey A. Butts and Daniel P. Mears Defining Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century by Alida V. Merlo and Peter J. Benekos The Comprehensive Strategy Framework by James C. Howell References Photo Credits Author Index Subject Index

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  • publication date: 06/05/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412950367
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9781412950367
  • weight: 894
  • ISBN10: 1412950368

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