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Juvenile Justice
A Text/Reader



March 2008 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Juvenile Justice: A Text/Reader offers a unique new spin on the core textbook format. Organized like a more traditional juvenile justice text, this text/reader is divided into eight sections that contain all the usual topics taught in a juvenile justice course. After a comprehensive overview, each section has an introductory "mini-chapter" that provides engaging coverage of key concepts, developments, controversial issues, and research in the field. These authored introductions are followed by carefully selected and edited original research articles. The readings, from prominent scholarly journals, were written by juvenile justice experts and often have a policy orientation that will help address student interest in the "so what?" application of theory.


Key Features and Benefits

  • Boasts extensive and unique coverage of the juvenile justice system, focusing on law enforcement, the court system, correctional responses to juvenile offending, and an overview of the causes of delinquency
  • Features a unique "How to Read a Research Article"—tied to the first reading in the book—to give students a guide to understand and learn from the edited articles that appear throughout the text.
  • Provides an introduction to each reading to give students an overview of the purpose, main points, and conclusions of each article.
  • Utilizes photographs, boxes, and suggested Web resources to enhance the book's presentation and engage student interest.
  • Offers a clear and concise summary of key terms and concepts in each section and discussion questions that enhance student comprehension


Ancillaries

  • A Student study site at www.sagepub.com/lawrencestudy provides self-quizzes, e-flashcards, additional readings, and more.
  • Instructor Resource on CD include test questions for both the text and readings, PowerPoint slides, teaching tips, and other resources. Qualified instructors can request a copy by contacting Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243), 6AM-5PM, Pacific Time.


Intended Audience

This Text/Reader is designed to serve as a replacement for a core text, or a supplement text for upper-level undergraduate Juvenile Justice courses in departments of criminal justice, criminology, sociology and related disciplines.


Interested in a text/ reader for another criminology or criminal justice here? Explore other titles in the series.


 
Introduction
The Extent and Seriousness of Juvenile Delinquency and Victimization

 
Measures of Juvenile Offending

 
Self-Report Measures

 
Delinquency Causation: An Overview

 
The Organization and Contents of the Book

 
 
SECTION ONE: HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE JUVENILE COURT AND JUSTICE PROCESS
Historical Overview of Juvenile Justice

 
The Origins of American Juvenile Justice

 
Houses of Refuge and Legal Doctrines

 
The "Child-saving" Movement

 
The First Juvenile Court

 
The U.S. Supreme Court on Juvenile Justice

 
Juvenile Versus Criminal Court: Legal and Procedural Distinctions

 
Federal and State Legislative Changes

 
Summary, Key Terms, Discussion Questions, Web Resources

 
 
How to Read a Research Article
 
Readings
Saving the Children: The Promise and Practice of Parens Patriae, 1838-1898 by Alexander W. Pisciotta

 
History Overtakes the Juvenile Justice System by Theodore N. Ferdinand

 
The Historical Legacy of Juvenile Justice by Barry Krisberg

 
Is Child Saving Dead? Public Support for Juvenile Rehabilitation by Melissa M. Moon, et. al.

 
 
SECTION TWO: POLICE AND JUVENILE OFFENDERS
The Police and Juvenile Crime

 
Police Roles and Responsibilities

 
Police-Juvenile Relations

 
Police Roles and Discretion

 
Juvenile Offending and Police Discretion

 
Race as a Factor in Juvenile Arrests

 
Alternatives to Police Arrest and Custody

 
Summary, Key Terms, Discussion Questions, Web Resources

 
 
Readings
Cops in the Classroom: A Longitudinal Evaluation of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) by Dennis P. Rosenbaum, et. al.

 
Reintegrative Police Surveillance of Juvenile Offenders: Forging an Urban Model by Susan Guarino-Ghezzi

 
Juvenile Curfews and the Courts: Judicial Response to a Not-So-New Crime Control Strategy by Craig Hemmens and Katherine Bennett

 
Gang Suppression Through Saturation Patrol, Aggressive Curfew, and Truancy Enforcement: A Quasi-Experimental Test of the Dallas Anti-Gang Initiative by Eric J. Fritsch, et. al.

 
Problem-Oriented Policing, Deterrence, and Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Boston's Operation Ceasefire by Anthony A. Braga, et. al.

 
 
SECTION THREE: JUVENILE DETENTION AND COURT INTAKE
Juvenile Court Intake

 
Juvenile Detention

 
Trends and Variations in Detention

 
Conditions of Confinement in Detention

 
Consequences of Being Detained

 
Preventive Detention and Predicting Dangerousness

 
Assessment of Juvenile Risks and Needs

 
Diversion and Alternatives to Juvenile Court Referral

 
Prosecutor Role in Intake and Court Referral

 
Summary, Key Terms, Discussion Questions, Web Resources

 
 
Readings
Race and the Impact of Detention on Juvenile Justice Decision Making by Michael J. Lieber and Kristan C. Fox

 
Assessments and Intake Processes in Juvenile Justice Processing: Emerging Policy Considerations by Daniel P. Mears and William R. Kelly

 
Best Implementation Practices: Disseminating New Assessment Technologies in a Juvenile Justice Agency by Douglas Young, et. al.

 
 
SECTION FOUR: TRANSFER TO CRIMINAL COURT
Overview of Waiver and Transfer

 
Judicial and Legislative Developments in Juvenile Transfer

 
The Law, Science, and Juvenile Transfer

 
Research on the Effects of Juvenile Transfer

 
Future Trends in Juvenile Transfer

 
Summary, Key Terms, Discussion Questions, Web Resources

 
 
Readings
The Transfer of Juveniles to Criminal Court: Reexamining Recidivism Over the Long Term by Lawrence Winner, et al.

 
A Critique of Waiver Research: Critical Next Steps in Assessing the Impacts of Laws for Transferring Juveniles to the Criminal Justice System by Daniel P. Mears

 
Adult Versus Juvenile Sanctions: Voices of Incarcerated Youths by Jodi Lane, et al.

 
Hard Choices or Obvious Ones: Developing Policy for Excluding Youth from Juvenile Court by Joseph B. Sanborn, Jr.

 
 
SECTION FIVE: THE JUVENILE COURT PROCESS
Juvenile Court Cases: Numbers and Trends

 
Juvenile Court Officials and Their Roles

 
The Juvenile Court Process

 
"Blended Sentencing"

 
Juvenile Court Trends and Reforms

 
Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary

 
 
Readings
Origins of the Juvenile Court: Changing Perspectives on the Legal Rights of Juvenile Delinquents by Robert M. Mennel

 
The Punitive Juvenile Court and the Quality of Procedural Justice: Disjunctions Between Rhetoric and Reality by Barry C. Feld

 
Factors Perceived to Affect Delinquent Dispositions in Juvenile Court: Putting the Sentencing Decision Into Context by Joseph B. Sanborn, Jr.

 
Race, Legal Representation, and Juvenile Justice: Issues and Concerns by Lori Guevara, et. al.

 
 
SECTION SIX: JUVENILE CORRECTIONS
History and Development of Juvenile Corrections

 
Institutional and Residential Programs

 
Juvenile Probation and Community Corrections

 
Intermediate Sanctions

 
Aftercare or Parole Supervision

 
Effectiveness of Juvenile Corrections

 
Current Issues and Future Trends in Juvenile Corrections

 
Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary

 
 
Readings
Reexamining Community Corrections Models by Richard Lawrence

 
The Impact of Book Camps and Traditional Institutions on Juvenile Residents: Perceptions, Adjustment, and Change by Doris L. MacKenzie, et. al.

 
The Next Generation of Prisoners: Toward an Understanding of Violent Institutionalized Delinquents by Ashley G. Blackburn, et. al.

 
Adolescent and Teenage Offenders Confronting the Challenges and Opportunities of Reentry by David M. Altschuler and Rachel Brash

 
 
SECTION SEVEN: THE Future of Juvenile Justice
The Past as Prologue to the Future

 
Factors Affecting the Future of Juvenile Justice

 
Policy Issues for Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century

 
Delinquency Prevention and Juvenile Justice for the 21st Century

 
Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary

 
 
Readings
Public Health and Prevention of Juvenile Criminal Violence by Brandon C. Welsh

 
Reviving Juvenile Justice in a Get-Tough Era by Jeffrey A. Butts and Daniel P. Mears

 
Defining Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century by Alida V. Merlo and Peter J. Benekos

 
The Comprehensive Strategy Framework by James C. Howell

 
 
References
 
Photo Credits
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

"This is a breakthrough book-commentary and discussion ahead of relevant, complete articles/essays- profound!"

Dan Okada
Sacramento State University

I really like the text/reader format. Students can see the raw material from which textbooks are constructed. The format also forces the authors to be more concise and relevant in their summaries of the various topics.

Dr Richard Wiebe
Behavioral Sciences Dept, Fitchburg State University
August 5, 2016

This is just not the best book for my class. It would be a good supplemental text. I was seeking a primary text

Dr Tonisha Pinckney
School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University Of Mass At Lowell
August 10, 2014

Whilst it proved an interesting read - and may have been useful in a longer course - it provided only an American perspective.

Mr Nigel Roberts
youth and schools, centre for youth ministry
January 11, 2014

I liked the supplemental readings but found that the course I am teaching is an intro level juvenile justice course. I felt like the readings would be appropriate for more advanced students.

Dr Sarah Scott
Criminal Justice Dept, Texas State University - San Marcos
July 30, 2013

A useful and informative resource which is ideal for those students who want to explore this area in greater details.

Mrs Jo Pothecary
Foundation Studies, Wiltshire College
November 9, 2012

Fulfills need for basic information plus teaching critical thinking and comprehension skills. Provides multiple points of view and jumping-off places for discussion and inquiry.

Dr Richard Wiebe
Behavioral Sciences Dept, Fitchburg State College
July 9, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Section I

Section II

How to Read a Research Article


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