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- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 55.00
This is an overview of the challenges and emerging solutions surrounding corrections, treatment, and prevention programs for troubled youth. It includes research studies, further references, and a directory of national and international organizations dealing with children's rights. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 285.00
The field is emerging, but the study of philanthropy--known also as the nonprofit, voluntary, independent, or third sector in the United States--has matured enough to merit its own encyclopedia. Editor Burlingame (Center on Philanthropy, Indiana U. more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99
Suitable for courses on the criminology and policy analysis of adolescence, this book focuses on the principles and policy of a distinct system of juvenile justice. It opens with an introduction of the creation of adolescence, presenting a justification for the category of the juvenile or a period of partial responsibility before full adulthood. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 44.99
This is an examination of adolescent violence in the United States as both a social phenomenon and a policy problem. Franklin Zimring, a scholar of law and crime, scrutinizes criminal statistics and demographic trends in order to authoritatively address public worries. more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 22.99
Despite its enormous wealth, the United States leads the industrialized world in poverty. This book unravels this disturbing paradox by offering a radically different understanding of American poverty. It represents a profound starting point for rekindling a national focus upon America's most vexing social and economic problem. more...
- IOS Press 2001; US$ 121.00
Of interest to researchers, policy-makers, and government and non-government agency workers who are involved with policies, programs and instruments focused on the prevention of youth and young adult violence, this book examines the research and theoretical bases for the creation of a risk-needs management instrument for violent adolescents. more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 109.99
An overview of the dominant philosophical approaches and practices used in handling status offenders - youths who habitually resist the control of their parents and schools. The three basic social philosophies in responding to these youths are the treatment, deterrence and normalization rationales. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95
Taking a new approach to youth crime, this book argues that the transition from childhood to adulthood can be an isolating and disempowering experience for young people. Children and young people are inherently vulnerable because of their age and status ? they are a minority group, with the potential for being exploited, discriminated against, dominated... more...
- Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 114.99
Studies of the welfare state have formed an important part of public policy research in the USA since World War II. This volume examines and reconsiders the scope of social welfare transfers, how they are delivered, and whom they benefit. more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 98.99
This sourcebook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the trends, policy issues and dilemmas, model programmes and outcome studies within the systems of juvenile justice affecting local, state, and federal jurisdictions throughout the United States. more...