Youth violence and delinquency : monsters and myths
|Format:||Print Book 2007|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 3 of 3 copies|
Juvenile crime and violence has always piqued the public's interest. Indeed, each generation of Americans tends to define the youth crime problem as more serious than any previous generation. Even though juvenile homicides have been decreasing since the mid-1990s, the media is still quick to provide dramatic examples of juvenile monsters who are terrorizing their communities. Shootings at school, gang banging and trafficking drugs, school bullies, and charging juveniles as adults are subjects that have recently received wide media coverage. This three volume set on the nature, incidence, consequences, and treatment of youth crime and violence will help readers understand the true nature of youth crime and violence from a variety of perspectives. Each volume covers a different area and experts write on topics ranging from sex offending to fire starting, from gangs to guns, from juvenile probation to charging youths as adults, from mandatory mental health treatment to police in school settings, and more.
What drives a teenager to steal? To kill? Why does youth crime and violence occur? Why are youths such vulnerable targets? What can be done to stop youth offenders, and what can be done to help youthful victims? How does the criminal justice system respond? What do communities do to punish and protect youths? What can schools do to intervene? All these questions and more are answered in this set on this timely and important topic. Our youth are our most precious commodity, and protecting vulnerable children as well as helping offenders is of paramount importance for steering them toward safe and productive lives. These volumes help readers better understand the causes and consequences of youth violence and crime and consider ways to address the problems.
Contentsvol. 1. Juvenile offenders and victims
vol. 2. Juvenile justice
vol. 3. Juvenile treatment and crime prevention. v. 1. Myths and realities, how and what the public knows about crime and delinquency / Marilyn D. McShane and Frank P. Williams III
Age, gender, race, and rep, trends in juvenile offending and victimization / Richard McWhorter
Home is where the hurt is, child abuse and delinquency / Robert L. Bing III
Youth street gangs / Lorine A. Hughes
Juvenile sex offending / Camille Gibson
Bad boys in bars, hogging and humiliation / Jeannine A. Gailey and Ariane Prohaska
Delinquency, alcohol, and drugs / Frances P. Reddington
Where there's smoke, juvenile firesetting through stages of child development / Alan I. Feldberg, John H. Lemmon, and Thomas Austin
Weapons of minors' destruction, youthful offenders and guns / H. R. "Rudy" Hardy Jr.
Juveniles in cyberspace, risk and perceptions of victimization / Marilyn D. McShane, Frank P. Williams III, and Ming-Li Hsieh
Mother blame and delinquency claims, juvenile delinquency and maternal responsibility / Bruce Hoffman and Thomas M. Vander Ven
The great wall of China, cultural buffers and delinquency / Hsiao-Ming Wang. v. 2. Contemporary juvenile justice reform movements, theory, policy, and the future / Michael P. Brown and Jill M. D'Angelo
Are we tough enough?, trends in juvenile sentencing / Attapol Kuanliang and Jon Sorensen
Boys to men, transferring juveniles to adult court / David Myers
Juvenile specialty courts / Victoria Simpson Beck, Lawrence F. Travis III, and Robert J. Ramsey
Restorative justice and victim awareness / Alida V. Merlo and Peter J. Benekos
Juvenile probation, supervision or babysitting? / Wesley A. Krause
"You can't go home again", disproportionate confinement of African American delinquents / John K. Mooradian
Law and the treatment of mentally ill youth / Jon F. Farrar
Initiating faith-based juvenile corrections, exercising without establishing religion / Lonn Lanza-Kaduce and Jodi Lane
Cops in the classroom, assessing the appropriateness of search and seizure case law in schools / David Mueller and Richard Lawrence
The death penalty for juveniles in the United States, an obituary / Robert M. Bohm. v. 3. What works with juveniles?, intervention, treatment, and rehabilitation / Clete Snell and Beau Snell
Delinquency programs that failed / Pamela J. Schram
The role of police in school safety / Julie Kiernan Coon and Lawrence F. Travis III
Juveniles and reintegrative shaming / Jennifer L. McGivern
Making sense of community supervision, diversion and probation in postmodern juvenile justice / Gordon Bazemore and Leslie A. Leip
Mandatory mental health treatment and juveniles / Barbara Belbot
Faith-based juvenile justice initiatives / Edward J. Schauer, Elizabeth M. Wheaton, and Ila J. Schauer
Resurrecting radical nonintervention, stop the war on kids / Randall G. Shelden
Private versus public operation of juvenile correctional facilities / Chad R. Trulson and Craig Hemmens
The future of delinquency prevention and treatment / Ronald Burns
Projecting juvenile populations, a forecasting model / Pablo E. Martinez.
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Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States.
Victims of juvenile crime -- United States.
Juvenile delinquency -- United States -- Prevention.
|Publisher|| Westport, Conn. :Praeger,2007
McShane, Marilyn D.,
Williams, Franklin P.
3 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
|ISBN||9780275991128 (set : alk. paper)
0275991121 (set : alk. paper)
9780275991135 (v. 1 : alk. paper)
027599113X (v. 1 : alk. paper)
9780275991142 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
0275991148 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
9780275991159 (v. 3 : alk. paper)
0275991156 (v. 3 : alk. paper)