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

  • Dispatches from Juvenile Hallby John Aarons; Lisa Smith; Linda Wagner

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00

    A revolutionary book that offers a fresh, bold approach to confronting the juvenile crime epidemic With the rise of violent crimes committed by teenagers in recent years, heated discussion has arisen over the societal factors that lead to juvenile criminality and the ways that public institutions are failing to curtail them. Now a team of experts with... 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...

  • Responding to Youth Crime in Hong Kong: Moral Panics and Regulationby Michael Adorjan; Wing Hong Chui

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    A society?s response to youth crime reveals much about its broader cultural values, social circumstances, and political affairs. This book examines reactions and policy responses to youth delinquency and crime in Hong Kong during its colonial and post-colonial periods, and in doing so, underscores the history of Hong Kong itself and its present-day... more...

  • Confessions of a People-Smugglerby Dawood Amiri

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 18.99

    Dawood Amiri is an ethnic Hazara who, as a young man, made the fateful decision to flee the terror being inflicted on his people, and seek asylum in Australia. He arrived in Indonesia in 2010, but was eventually captured when he was about to board a boat headed for Christmas Island. After a long stint in detention, where immigration processes failed... more...

  • Delinquent Children in Juvenile Correctional Institutionsby William E. Amos

    Charles C Thomas 1970; US$ 26.95

    Describes a new type of state junvenile institution, the Reception and Diagnostic Center which is already playing a vital role in the diagnosis and care of delinquent children. The contributors include material on the history and philosophy of these centers and describe in detail how the various mental health disciplines of psychiatry, psychology,... more...

  • American Foundationsby Helmut K. Anheier; David C. Hammack

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 64.95

    Attempts to assess the impact and significance of philanthropic foundations in the United States. more...

  • Family Life and Youth Offendingby Raymond Arthur

    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, but this book examines how this evidence... more...

  • Evaluating Community Collaborationsby Thomas E. Backer

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 79.00

    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...

  • Youth, Crime and Justiceby Cyndi Banks

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Youth, Crime and Justice takes a critical issues approach to analyzing the current debates and issues in juvenile delinquency. It encourages readers to adopt an analytical understanding encompassing not only juvenile crime, but also the broader context within which the conditions of juvenile criminality occur. Students are invited to explore the... more...

  • The Value Base of Social Work and Social Careby Adam Barnard; Nigel Horner; Jim Wild

    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...