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- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 129.99
This book provides an overview of the dominant philosophical approaches and practices in handling status offenders--those children who habitually resist the control of their parents and schools, who run away from home, who drink and stay out after curfew. The three basic and competing social philosophies in responding to these troubled and troublesome... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2005; US$ 26.95
Offers a history of welfare and an understanding of the diverse characteristics of lone-mother-headed families affected by welfare reform. The author offers a comparison of many industrialized nation's welfare policies, and presents an argument for curtailing the end of welfare as we know it: the case for respecting economic human rights. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
This book is an accessible introduction to the subject of youth and crime. The author explores the social construction of childhood and youth, and looks at the role of the media in creating a strong association of young people with crime and disorder, which sustains processes of marginalization and exclusion and leads to frequent `panics┐ about youth... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 45.00
Juvenile Crime, a new volume in the Library in a Book series, takes a serious look at this important topic. It examines juvenile offenders, their crimes, and the consequences of those crimes to themselves, to their victims, and to society. This book provides an overview of the juvenile justice system, how it has evolved, and how it works today, and... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 367.76
In 2000 several European academics decided it was time to launch a European Society of Criminology. From the start the new Society encouraged the creation of working groups on specialized topics. One of the first such working groups was focused on ?juvenile justice,? launched by the first author of this book. The idea for this book emerged from concerns... more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 40.00
`essential to all scholars of youth justice.' Professor Tim Newburn, London School of Economics and Political Science and President of the British Society of Criminology With contributions from leading commentators from 13 different countries, this carefully integrated edition comprises the most authoritive comparative analysis of international... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
The contention that young people commit offences due to inadequate parenting and parental difficulties has been an abiding feature of the debates on juvenile offending. Previously this evidence has been used to design prevention programmes for young offenders who have been processed by the criminal justice system, butáthis book examines how this evidence... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 42.00
Explores the concepts and themes that help us understand the value base in social work. This book examines the tensions between values such as justice, anti-discrimination, compassion, and empathy, and the need for professionalism, accountability, cost codes, and performance measurement. more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 21.99
After decades of rigorous study in the United States and across the Western world, a great deal is known about the early risk factors for offending. High impulsiveness, low attainment, criminal parents, parental conflict, and growing up in a deprived, high-crime neighborhood are among the most important factors. There is also a growing body of high... more...