Juvenile Crime

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-04-30
  • Publisher: Greenhaven Pr
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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 5
Introductionp. 7
What are the Causes of Juvenile Crime and Violence?
Gang Membership Leads to Juvenile Crimep. 11
The Juvenile Justice System Increases Juvenile Crimep. 17
A Risk Factor for School Violence Is Bullyingp. 26
School Violence Occurs Because It Is Toleratedp. 33
A Wide Variety of Factors Causes School Violence: Constitutional Rights Foundationp. 37
How Should the Criminal Justice System Treat Juvenile Offenders?
Adult Courts and Prisons are Not Appropriate for Juvenile Offendersp. 48
Adult Courts and Prisons are Appropriate for Some Juvenile Offendersp. 54
Life Sentences are Too Harsh for Juvenile Offenders: Amnesty International and Human Rights Watchp. 60
Life Sentences are Sometimes Appropriate for Juvenile Offenders: National Organization of Victims of Juvenile Lifersp. 68
Juvenile Offenders Need Rehabilitation, Not Punishmentp. 79
Rehabilitation and Punishment are Needed for Juvenile Offendersp. 85
How Can Juvenile Crime and Violence Be Prevented?
Early Childhood Education Can Reduce Juvenile Crime and Violence: Fight Crime: Invest in Kidsp. 91
Increased Special Education Could Reduce Juvenile Crimep. 97
Treating Mental Illness Will Reduce Juvenile Crimep. 103
Arming Teachers Can Help Prevent School Violencep. 111
Arming Teachers Will Not Prevent School Violence: Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violencep. 117
Zero-Tolerance Policies for School Violence Have Gone Too Farp. 122
Facts About Juvenile Crimep. 127
Organizations to Contactp. 131
For Further Readingp. 136
Indexp. 140
Picture Creditsp. 146
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