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

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  • Saving Children from a Life of Crimeby David P. Farrington; Brandon C. Welsh

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 21.99 US$ 19.79

    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...

  • Dilemmas in Human Services Managementby PhD Raymond Sanchez Mayers; PhD Federico Jr. Souflee; PhD Dick J. Schoech

    Springer Publishing Company 1994; US$ 109.99

    Drawing on their experience as teachers and social workers, the authors introduce students to the complex skills necessary for effective management in human service administration. In this textbook, they present actual problems through concise case studies with study-guide questions for discussion. The illustrative case studies cover a broad range... more...

  • Evaluating Community Collaborationsby PhD Thomas E. Backer

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 87.99

    Collaborations, which bring organizations together in a community to implement or improve an innovative program or change a policy or procedure, have become a central strategy for promoting community change. Funders require them; nonprofits see them as useful solutions to their problems of declining resources and increasing complexity (including multicultural... more...

  • Prevention and Youth Crimeby Maggie Blyth; Prof. Enver Solomon

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    The 2008 UK government Youth Crime Action Plan emphasises prevention and early intervention in different aspects of work with young people who offend or are considered to be 'at risk' of offending. Much of this approach includes targeted work with families and work to reduce the numbers of young people entering the youth justice system. This... more...

  • 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...