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The juvenile offender. Juvenile delinquency. Reform schools, etc.

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  • What Works in Probation and Youth Justiceby Ros Burnett; Colin Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Both probation and youth justice have undergone massive changes in recent years, and continue to face important new challenges. A key emphasis of new developments has been on developing effective evidence-based practice and disseminating this throughout the Probation and Youth Justice services - reviewed in this book. more...

  • Rougher Justiceby Peter Squires; Dawn Stephen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    Anti-social behaviour has become a major political preoccupation of government and combating it is now a major plank of criminal justice policy. Yet anti-social behaviour as a concept has been little studied, and the notion has often been accepted uncritically. This book aims to meet this need, providing a critique of the government's use of the concept... more...

  • Dictionary of Youth Justiceby Barry Goldson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    This Dictionary explicitly addresses the historical, legal, theoretical, organisational, policy, practice, research and evidential contexts within which 'modern' youth justice in the UK and beyond is located. The entries cover a spectrum of theoretical orientations and conceptual perspectives and engage explicitly with the key statutory provisions... more...

  • Reluctant Gangstersby John Pitts

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    This book provides an account of the emergence, nature and impact of armed youth gangs in an East London Borough over the last decade. It describes the challenges these armed young men and women pose to their communities, those charged with preventing crime and those struggling to vouchsafe 'community safety'. While the focus of the book is 'local',... more...

  • Young People and Offendingby Martin Stephenson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 55.95

    The relationship between education and youth crime has long been recognised in terms of social policy and public opinion, the full extent of this and its implications has been largely neglected and unexplored: educationalists on the one hand and criminologists on the other have largely failed to engage meaningfully with one another on the issue, and... more...

  • Giving Circlesby Angela M. Eikenberry

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 18.65

    In the contemporary United States, third parties are being relied upon to deliver social services that were once chiefly the responsibility of government. Among the new philanthropic associations that have arisen in this environment are voluntary groups known as giving circles. Their purpose is to bring... more...

  • Theories of Delinquencyby Donald J. Shoemaker

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 28.99

    Theories of Delinquency is a comprehensive survey of the theoretical approaches towards understanding delinquent behavior. Donald Shoemaker aptly presents all major individualistic and sociological theories in a standard format with basic assumptions, important concepts, and critical evaluations. Theories covered include biological and psychological... more...

  • Understanding Youth Offendingby Stephen Case; Kevin Haines

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    This book aims to provide an understanding of youth offending and policy and practice responses, particularly the risk-focused approaches that have underpinned much recent academic research, youth justice policy and interventions designed to reduce and prevent problem behaviour. There has been growing concern, however, on the part of critical criminologists... more...

  • Juvenile Sex Offenders: What the Public Needs to Knowby Camille Gibson; Donna Vandiver

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 49.00

    Despite the fact that media bombard the public with the notion that sex offenders are everywhere-and could be just next door?official sources show that official sex offense rates have been steadily declining over the past 10 years. Yet, when a juvenile is accused of a sexually-based crime, media attention is swift and relentless. The truth about... more...

  • Boys among Men: Trying and Sentencing Juveniles as Adultsby David Myers

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.00

    Images of youngsters in handcuffs and prison uniforms have become common on the nightly news in the United States. As America's fascination with crime and justice has grown, so has attention to the ways in which youthful offenders are charged, tried, and sentenced. While they may once have been viewed as misguided youth, more and more juveniles are... more...