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- 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$ 16.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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$ 449.00
By an excellent group of researchers from the field About actual results of policy and practice Possible alternatives suggested in some cases Comparison between common law countries (traditionally more repressive) and the northern European countries 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...