Juvenile Justice : Redeeming Our Children

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  • Copyright: 9/13/2004
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Juvenile Justice: Redeeming Our Children debunks myths about juvenile justice in order to achieve an ideal system that would protect vulnerable children and help build safer communities. Author Barry Krisberg assembles broad and up-to-date research, statistical data, and theories on the U.S. juvenile justice system to encourage effective responses to youth crime. This text gives a historical context to the ongoing quest for the juvenile justice ideal and examines how the current system of laws, policies, and practices came into place.

Author Biography

Barry Krisberg has been President of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) since 1983.

Table of Contents

Juvenile Justice: Myths and Realities
Review Questions
Data Sources
Understanding the Contours of Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Court Statistics
Juveniles Taken Into Custody
Self-Reported Delinquency Surveys
Qualitative Data Sources
Review Questions
The Historical Legacy of Juvenile Justice
The House of Refuge (1825-1860)
The Growth of Institutionalization and the Child Savers (1850-1890)
Juvenile Delinquency and the Progressive Era
The Child Guidance Clinic Movement
The Chicago Area Project
The Mobilization for Youth
Institutional Change and Community-Based Corrections
Changes in Juvenile Court Law
The Emergence of a Conservative Agenda for Juvenile Justice
Review Questions
The Current Juvenile Justice System
The Flow of Cases Through the Juvenile Justice System
Review Questions
Juvenile Justice and the American Dilemma
Disproportionate Minority Representation and the Juvenile Justice Process
Youths of Color in Confinement: The National Picture and State Differences
Youths in Prison
Beyond Black and White
Donde Esta la Justicia?
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: The Burden of Invisibility
Native American Youths: Outsiders in Their Own Land
In Search of Answers
Review Questions
Young Women and the Juvenile Justice System
Gender-Specific Juvenile Justice Services
What Works for At-Risk Young Women
Other Promising Gender-Specific Approaches
Review Questions
Is There a Science of Prevention?
The Politics of Prevention
Building a Foundation for Prevention Programming
Implementing Effective Community Prevention Models
Interrupting the Cycle of Violence
The Cost-Effectiveness of Prevention
Is There a Science of Prevention?
Review Questions
What Works in Juvenile Justice
Summaries of Program Evaluations and Meta-Analyses
A Graduated System of Sanctions and Interventions
Review Questions
The Gang Busters: Does Getting Tough Reduce Youth Crime?
The Gang Busters
The Impact of Juvenile Corrections
The Boot Camp Frenzy
Transferring Juveniles to the Criminal Justice System
Review Questions
Redeeming Our Children
Evolving Standards of Juvenile Justice
Contemporary Standards of Juvenile Justice
Seeking Balance and Restorative Justice
The Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
Our Children and Other People's Children
Review Questions
About the Author
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