Essential Readings in Juvenile Justice

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This one of-a-kind reader brings together concise edited excerpts from more than 50 classic and contemporary articles, cases and other documents that form the essential foundation for understanding the contemporary operation of the juvenile justice system. These essential readings explore the social context of delinquency and public policy, the history of the juvenile justice system, the legal rights of juveniles, police, court and correctional interventions with young offenders, and diverse visions for the future of juvenile justice.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 567g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0130981869
  • 9780130981868

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"Essential Readings in Juvenile Justice" introduces the full range of juvenile justice policies, practices, and issues by way of judiciously edited excerpts from more than fifty of the foremost classic and contemporary writings in the field. Readers encounter a broad cross-section of groundbreaking articles, landmark court decisions, major pieces of legislation, and influential guidelines for policy development and reform. Artfully interconnected readings in this book's ten chapters probe the social context of delinquency and public policy, the history of the juvenile justice system, the legal rights of youths accused of delinquent acts, the many dimensions of police, court, and correctional interventions with young offenders, and diverse visions for the future of juvenile justice.
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Table of contents

1. Delinquency and Public Policy: Concepts, Processes and Issues.

Juvenile Justice System Structure and Process, Howard N. Snyder and Melissa Sickmund. National Estimates of Juvenile Court Processing for Delinquency Cases, 1999, National Center for Juvenile Justice-as compiled in the OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Juvenile Arrests 2000, Howard N. Snyder. The Evolution of Adolescence: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile Justice Reform, Elizabeth S. Scott and Thomas Grisso. Disproportionate Minority Confinement: A Review of the Research Literature From 1989 Through 2001, Carl E. Pope, Rick Lovell, and Heidi M. Hsia. What About the Girls? Delinquency Programming as if Gender Mattered, Meda Chesney-Lind.

2. Juvenile Courts and the Invention of Delinquency.

Ex Parte Crouse, 4 Whart. 9 (1839). The Rise of the Child-Saving Movement: A Study in Social Policy and Correctional Reform, Anthony Platt. An Act to Regulate the Treatment and Control of Dependent, Neglected and Delinquent Children, Illinois Juvenile Court Act approved April 21, 1899. The Juvenile Court, Julian W. Mack. Commonwealth v. Fisher, 213 Pa. 48, 62 A. 198 (Pa. 1905).

3. The Constitutionalization of Juvenile Justice and the Movement for Reform.

Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime, The President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice. Kent v. U.S., 383 U.S. 541 (1966). In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967). In re Winship, 397 U.S. 358 (1970). McKiever v. Pennsylvania, 403 U.S. 528 (1971). Breed v. Jones, 421 U.S. 519 (1975). Standards for the Administration of Juvenile Justice, National Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Introduction to the IJA-ABA Juvenile Justice Standards, Barbara Flicker.

4. Policing Juveniles.

Police Encounters with Juveniles, Irving Piliavin and Scott Briar. Criteria for Taking a Juvenile into Custody and Referral to Intake-Delinquency, National Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Process and Structure in Juvenile Justice, Aaron V. Cicourel. Fare v. Michael C., 442 U.S. 707 (1979). Procedures Applicable to Interrogation of Juveniles, National Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. New Jersey v. T.L.O., 469 U.S. 325 (1985), Vernonia School District 47J v. Acton, 515 U.S. 646 (1995). Board of Education of Independent School District No. 92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls, 536 U.S. (2002). Gang Suppression Through Saturation Patrol, Aggressive Curfew, and Truancy Enforcement: A Quasi-Experimental Test of the Dallas Anti-Gang Initiative, Eric J. Fritsch, Tory J. Caeti and Robert W. Taylor. Police Encounters with Juveniles Revisited: An Exploratory Study of Themes and Styles in Community Policing, Gordon Bazemore and Scott Senjo.

5. The Intake Process and Diversion of Minor Offenders.

Standards Relating to the Juvenile Probation Function: Intake and Predisposition Investigative Services, IJA-ABA Joint Commission on Juvenile Justice Standards-Josephine Gittler, Reporter. National Prosecution Standards: Juvenile Justice-Responsibilities of the Prosecutor for Charging Function and Diversion of Legally Sufficient Cases, National District Attorneys Association. Juvenile Diversion: The Ongoing Search for Alternatives, Mark Ezell. Complaints, Case Screening and Diversion Agreements, Revised Code of Washington, Juvenile Justice Act of 1977 - RCW 13.40.070 and RCW 13.40.080. Teen Courts: A Focus on Research, Jeffrey A. Butts and Janeen Buck.

6. Detention.

Schall v. Martin, 467 U.S. 253 (1984). Criteria for Detention in Secure Facilities-Delinquency, National Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended through November 2, 2002: Formula Grant Program-Core Requirements. Trends in Juvenile Detention and Steps Toward Reform, Madeline Wordes and Sharon M. Jones.

7. Transfer to Adult Criminal Court.

Trying Juveniles as Adults in Criminal Court: An Analysis of State Transfer Provisions, Patrick Griffin, Patricia Torbet and Linda Szymanski. Consequences of Transfer, Donna Bishop and Charles Frazier. The Juvenile Death Penalty Today: Death Sentences and Executions for Juvenile Crimes, January 1, 1973-May 1, 2003, Victor L. Streib. Thompson v. Oklahoma, 487 U.S. 815 (1988). Stanford v. Kentucky, 492 U.S. 361 (1989).

8. The Juvenile in Court: Adjudication and Disposition of Juvenile Delinquency Cases.

No Matter How Loud I Shout, Edward Humes. Justice By Geography: Urban, Suburban, and Rural Variations in Juvenile Justice Administration, Barry C. Feld. National Prosecution Standards: Juvenile Justice, National District Attorneys Association. A Call for Justice: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings, Patricia Puritz, Sue Burrell, Robert Schwartz, Mark Soler and Loren Warboys. Pleading Guilty in Juvenile Court: Minimal Ado About Something Very Important to Young Defendants, Joseph B. Sanborn, Jr. Sentencing in the Juvenile Justice System: Punishment and Treatment, Barry C. Feld. Judicial Disposition/Sentencing Authority: Blended Sentencing, Patricia Torbet, Richard Gable, Hunter Hurst IV, Imogene Montgomery, Linda Szymanski and Douglas Thomas.

9. Juvenile Corrections.

Conditions of Juvenile Confinement, Dale G. Parent. Whatever Happened to the Right to Treatment?: The Modern Quest of a Historical Promise, Paul Holland and Wallace J. Mlyniec. Graduated Sanctions for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders, Barry Krisberg et al.

10. The Future of Juvenile Justice.

A Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders, John J. Wilson and James C. Howell. Juvenile (In)Justice and the Criminal Court Alternative, Barry C. Feld. Restoring the Balance: Juvenile and Community Justice, Gordon Bazemore and Susan E. Day.
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Review quote

"Quite honestly, this is the book I have been waiting for! It contains outstanding material that is organized in a clear and meaningful way. Some of the most important points I try to get across to students are beautifully illustrated in this selection of works." - Kim Tobin, Westfield State College

"The book's title says it well... these are the essential readings in juvenile justice." - Michael Vasu, North Carolina State University
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About David L. Parry

David L. Parry is an Associate Professor of Law and justice at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. In more than twenty years of juvenile justice research he has examined the interaction of police, court, and correctional agencies with youths in numerous jurisdictions across the United States.
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