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The Oxford handbook of juvenile crime and juvenile justice / edited by Barry C. Feld and Donna M. Bishop
Alternate Title Juvenile crime and juvenile justice
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HV9104 .O989 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Juvenile delinquency -- United States
Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States
Physical Description xviii, 934 p. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Nature and patterns of juvenile offending -- Individual level variables -- Social contexts and delinquency -- Social process and delinquency -- Juvenile court : history and context -- Juvenile court clientele -- Juvenile court case processing : screening, detention, and trial -- Sanctioning delinquents -- Youth in criminal court -- Juvenile justice policy
Summary "Over the last two decades, researchers have made significant discoveries about the causes and origins of delinquency. Specifically, we have learned a great deal about adolescent development and its relationship to decision-making, about multiple factors that contribute to delinquency, and about the processes and contexts associated with the course of delinquent careers. Over the same period, public officials have made sweeping jurisprudential, jurisdictional, and procedural changes in our juvenile justice systems. The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice presents a timely compilation of state-of-the-art critical reviews of knowledge about causes of delinquency and their significance for justice policy, and about developments in the juvenile justice system to prevent and control youth crime. The first half of the handbook focuses on juvenile crime and examines trends and patterns in delinquency and victimization, explores causes of delinquency-at the individual, micro-social, and macro-social levels, and from natural and social science perspectives-and their implications for structuring a youth justice system. The second half of the handbook concentrates on juvenile justice and examines a range of issues-including the historical origins and re-invention of the juvenile court; juvenile offenders' mental health status and considerations of trial competence and culpability; intake, diversion, detention, and juvenile courts; and transfer/waiver strategies-and considers how the juvenile justice system itself influences delinquency. The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice provides a comprehensive overview of juvenile crime and juvenile justice administration by authors who are all leading scholars involved in cutting-edge research, and is an essential resource for scholars, students, and justice officials."--Publisher's website
Series Oxford handbooks in criminology and criminal justice
Alternate Author Feld, Barry C
Bishop, Donna M

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