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Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
A Sourcebook

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September 1995 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"This sourcebook provides outstandingly important, up-to-date, and comprehensive reviews of knowledge about the prevention and treatment of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders. It is an essential reference work for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers who are interested in this topic." --David P. Farrington, Professor of Psychological Criminology, University of Cambridge "At a time when the basic unit of policy about youth crime is often the sound bite, this volume shows the value of information and sustained analysis in creating a balanced program for dealing with the serious juvenile offender. The book is of value both as a specific set of youth crime proposals and as a model of the policy planning process in a difficult area." --Franklin E. Zimring, William Simon Professor of Law and Director, Earl Warren Legal Institute, University of California at Berkeley This indispensable sourcebook sculpts an alternative response to juvenile crime. The rise of violent crimes committed by youths and the lack of effective responses to treating juvenile offenders have underscored the dire need for a different approach. Some of the most respected experts in juvenile justice answer that need in this authoritative volume, presenting a balanced, humane, and effective strategy for change. The result is a comprehensive approach to preventing, treating, and controlling serious juvenile criminal behavior. Thorough analysis of strategy implementation complements discussion of core issues such as controlling delinquency, developing early and intensive intervention programs, risk assessment, and classification tools. The inclusion of special chapters on recent gang research and juveniles in the criminal court system make this volume the essential up-to-date resource for juvenile justice specialists. A Sourcebook: Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders gathers together information integral to the work of policymakers, lawmakers, law enforcement personnel, and social workers as well as criminal justice researchers, sociologists, and advanced students in these fields.

 
Preface
James C Howell, Barry Krisberg and Michael Jones
Trends in Juvenile Crime and Youth Violence
John J Wilson and James C Howell
Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
J David Hawkins, Richard F Catalano and Devon D Brewer
Preventing Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offending
Effective Strategies from Conception to Age 6  
Devon D Brewer et al
Preventing Serious, Violent and Chronic Juvenile Offending
A Review of Evaluations of Selected Strategies in Childhood, Adolescence and the Community  
Barry Krisberg et al
Graduated Sanctions for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
Richard G Wiebush et al
Risk Assessment and Classification for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
Terence P Thornberry, David Huizinga and Rolf Loeber
The Prevention of Serious Delinquency and Violence
Implications from the Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency  
Jeffrey Fagan
Separating the Men from the Boys
The Comparative Advantage of Juvenile versus Criminal Court Sanctions on Recidivism among Adolescent Felony Offenders  
James C Howell
Gangs and Youth Violence
Recent Research  
James C Howell and Barry Krisberg
Conclusion

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