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

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  • Offending Girlsby Gilly Sharpe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    At the dawn of the twenty-first century, panic about girls? offending in Britain reached fever pitch. No longer sugar and spice, a ?new breed? of girl, the hedonistic, violent, binge-drinking ?ladette?, was reported to have emerged. At the same time, the number of young women entering the youth justice system, including youth custody, increased dramatically.... more...

  • Emotion and Delinquency (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)by L Grimberg

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Inevitably a product of the time in which it was published this book discusses important questions of neuro-psychology as well as setting out the early ?nature versus nurture? debate. The author also argues for changes in the care and education of those with learning difficulties to enable them to lead fulfilling lives, rather than being incarcerated... more...

  • Outrageby Clément Duval; Michael Shreve; Marianne Enckell

    PM Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    This memoir of Clément Duval, a famed 19th-century French anarchist and criminal, details his sentence and eventual escape from the “dry guillotine? of the French penal colonies on Devil?s Island. In this remarkable story of survival by self-determination, courage, conviction, and hope, Duval discusses the hellish conditions endured in the penal colonies... more...

  • Action Leadershipby Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    Action leadership is a creative, innovative, collaborative and self-developed way to lead. It eschews the hierarchical structure usually associated with leadership and is based instead on the democratic values of freedom, equality, inclusion and self-realization. It take responsibility for, not control over, people through networking and orchestrating... more...

  • Doing Justice to Young Peopleby Roger Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    There is an apparent impasse in current thinking about youth crime and justice which is represented by punitive and harmful practices on one hand, and critical objections to these processes on the other. This book, whilst clearly located within the critical perspective, attempts to move beyond this blockage, and to arrive at an alternative strategy... more...

  • Organization, Policy, and Practice in the Human Servicesby Bernard Neugeboren; Simon Slavin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 69.95

    Here is a timely, insightful book that greatly increases the effectiveness of human service professionals and the organizations in which they function. Organization, Policy, and Practice in the Human Services is the first such text to bring together in a systematic fashion the concepts of organizational theory, policy, and practice in the human services.... more...

  • A New Response to Youth Crimeby David Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    Antisocial and criminal behaviour involving children and young people has been of increasing public concern over the last 25 years. As an accompaniment to the Report of the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour (2010), this book takes a new look at the problem of youth offending and government, and examines society's response... more...

  • The Book of the Poorby Kenan Heise

    Marion Street Press, LLC 2012; US$ 12.99

    This stirring work takes readers on a heartbreaking, illuminating, and inspiring journey into the homes and lives of the 16 percent who live below the poverty threshold. Author and retired Chicago Tribune reporter Kenan Heise culls 50 years of his published interviews with the poor and destitute to allow them to tell their own stories in their own... more...

  • Youth in Prisonby M. A. Bortner; Linda Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Based on two years of intensive research in a juvenile prison, this study tells the story of youths in a "model program," created after a class action lawsuit for inhumane and illegal practices. It captures their lives inside and outside of prison: from drugs, gangs and criminal behaviour to the realities of families, schools and neighbourhoods. Drawing... more...

  • Compassionate Confinementby Laura S. Abrams; Ben Anderson-Nathe

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 23.95

    This ethnographic text brings to light the challenges and complexities inherent in the U.S. system of juvenile corrections. Building on over a year of field work at a boys? residential facility, the authors provide a context for contemporary institutions and highlight some of the system?s most troubling tensions. The book provides narratives, observations,... more...