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Handbook of Youth and Justice : The Plenum Crime and Justice - Susan O. White

Handbook of Youth and Justice

The Plenum Crime and Justice

By: Susan O. White (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 2001
ISBN: 9780306463396
Number Of Pages: 442

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When approached by Plenum to put together a volume of social science research on the topic of "youth and justice," I found the interdisciplinary challenge of such a project intriguing. Having spent 2 years as Director of the Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation, I was well aware of the rich diversity of research that could fit within that topic. I also knew that excellent research on youth and justice was coming from different communities of researchers who often were isolated from each other in their respective disciplines as psychologists, sociologists, criminologists, or policy analysts. I saw this project as an opportunity to break down some of this isolation by introducing these researchers-and their work-to each other and to the broader community of social scientists interested in law and justice. There was another gap, or set of gaps, to be bridged as well. The juvenile justice system and the criminal justice system differ in significant ways, and the civil justice system, which is a major venue for issues of youth and justice, is yet another separate world. Few researchers are likely to know the whole picture. For example, a focus on juvenile justice often ignores the extent to which civil justice proceedings shape the lives of young people through divorce, custody, adoption, family preservation policies, and other actions (and vice versa).

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`This book is recommended for libraries that serve departments of criminal justice human development, psychology, sociology, and social work.'
Choice, 38:11 (2001)

Law and Social Science Perspectives on Youth and Justice
Understanding Victimization and Offending: Definitional Issues...p. 3
Juvenile Crime Victims in the Justice Systemp. 11
Child Abuse and Neglectp. 31
The Victimization of Children and Youth: A Comprehensive Overviewp. 49
Child Pornographyp. 79
Demography and Death by Violence: A Demographic Analysis of US Homicide Offending Trendsp. 115
Girls, Violence, and Delinquency: Popular Myths and Persistent Problemsp. 135
Alcohol, Youth, and the Justice System: Underage Drinking as Normative Behavior, a Status Offense, and a Risk Factor for Delinquencyp. 159
Cross-Cultural Patterns of Delinquency
Two Worlds of Deviance: Russia and the United Statesp. 193
Youth Crime in Western Europe: Will the Old World Imitate the New?p. 207
Environmental Influences
Forging Criminals in the Familyp. 223
Youth Collectivities and Adolescent Violencep. 237
Communityp. 265
Segregation and Youth Criminal Violence: A Review and Agendap. 277
Behavioral Questions
The Development of Delinquency: An Interactional Perspectivep. 289
Reasoning and Justicep. 307
How Reliable Are Children's Memories?p. 329
Administration of Justice
Juvenile Court and Its Systems of Juvenile Justicep. 349
Family Preservation and Reunification: How Effective a Social Policy?p. 367
Children's Rightsp. 377
The Child Custody Standard: What Do Twenty Years of Research Teach Us?p. 411
Indexp. 437
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ISBN: 9780306463396
ISBN-10: 0306463393
Series: The Plenum Crime and Justice
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 442
Published: 31st January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.47 x 17.48  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 1.12

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