The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice

The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice

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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.show more

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  • Hardback | 960 pages
  • 180.34 x 254 x 60.96mm | 1,700.96g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 21 b/w illus.
  • 0195385101
  • 9780195385106
  • 1,986,973

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"Barry Feld (University of Minnesota) and Donna Bishop (Northeastern University) open this nearly 1,000-page resource volume noting that, in a rational world, what we know about juvenile crime and what we are doing in terms of juvenile justice policy and practice would, one way or another, be aligned with each other... In between these chapters, Feld and Bishop have gathered a stellar cast of academics and researchers... In the end, Feld and Bishop share some optimism about a retreat from repressive policies and practices of the past... The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice is clearly a valuable resource that should enhance such a retreat." --Journal of Community Corrections ..".A work that provides both technical facility for those already initiated and an unintimidating overview for those new to the discussion. Many volumes of this sort aspire toward such balance, but this one succeeds. For those looking for a one-stop approach to the primary debates in this important subfield, this is the place to start shopping." --CHOICEshow more

About Barry C. Feld

Barry C. Feld is Centennial Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of eight books, including: Bad Kids: Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court (OUP 1999 and winner of Hindelang Outstanding Book Award, American Society of Criminology, and Outstanding Book Award, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences) and Readings in Juvenile Justice Administration (OUP 1999). Donna M. Bishop is Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University.show more

Table of contents

Preface ; Part I. Nature and Patterns of Juvenile Offending ; 1. Howard L. Snyder, Juvenile Delinquents and Juvenile Justice Clientele: Trends and Patterns in Crime and Justice System Responses ; 2. Alexis R. Piquero and Douglas B. Weiss, Heterogeneity in Delinquency ; 3. Christopher J. Schreck and Eric A. Stewart, Victim-Offender Overlap and its Implications for Juvenile Justice Offending and Victimization ; Part II. Individual Level Variables ; 4. Melissa Peskin, Andrea L. Glenn, Yu Gao, Jianghong Liu, Robert A. Schug, Yaling Yang, and Adrian Raine, Personal Characteristics of Delinquents: Neurobiology, Genetic Predispositions, Individual Psychosocial Attributes ; 5. Jennifer L. Woolard, Adolescent Development, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice ; 6. Tamara M. Haegerich and Patrick H. Tolan, Delinquency and Comorbid Conditions ; 7. David P. Farrington, Predictors of Violent Young Offenders ; Part III. Social Contexts and Delinquency ; 8. Ronald L. Simons, Leslie Gordon Simons, and Donna Hancock, Linking Family Processes and Adolescent Delinquency: Issues, Theories, and Research Findings ; 9. Gary D. Gottfredson, Schools and Delinquency ; 10. Mark Warr, The Social Side of Delinquent Behavior ; 11. Cheryl L. Maxson and Kristy N. Matsuda, Gang Delinquency ; 12. Charis E. Kubrin, Communities and Delinquency ; Part IV. Social Process and Delinquency ; 13. Robert Agnew, Strain and Delinquency ; 14. Ronald L. Akers and Christine S. Sellers, Social Learning Theory ; 15. Deanna L. Wilkinson, An Emergent Situational and Transactional Theory of Urban Youth Violence ; 16. Tom R. Tyler and Lindsay Elizabeth Rankin, Legal Socialization and Delinquency ; 17. John H. Laub and Sarah L. Boonstoppel, Understanding Desistance from Juvenile Offending: Challenges and Opportunities ; 18. Brandon C. Welsh, Delinquency Prevention ; Part V. Juvenile Court: History and Context ; 19. David S. Tanenhaus, The Elusive Juvenile Court: Its Origins, Practices, and Re-Inventions ; Part VI. Juvenile Court Clientele ; 20. Donna M. Bishop and Michael J. Leiber, Racial and Ethnic Differences in Delinquency and Justice System Responses ; 21. Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, The Conundrum of Girls and Juvenile Justice Processing ; 22. Jodi Viljoen, Erika Penner, and Ron Roesch, Competence and Criminal Responsibility in Adolescent Defendants: The Roles of Mental Illness and Adolescent Development ; Part VII. Juvenile Court Case Processing: Screening, Detention, and Trial ; 23. Edmund F. McGarrell, Policing Juveniles ; 24. Daniel P. Mears, The Front End of the Juvenile Court: Intake and Informal vs. Formal Processing ; 25. Jeffrey A. Butts, John K. Roman, Jennifer Lynn-Whaley, Varieties of Juvenile Court - Non-specialized Courts, Teen Courts, Drug Courts, Mental Health Courts ; 26. William H. Barton, Detention ; 27. Barry C. Feld, Procedural Rights in Juvenile Courts: Competence and Consequences ; Part VIII. Sanctioning Delinquents ; 28. Gordon Bazemore, Restoration, Shame, and the Future of Restorative Practice in U.S. Juvenile Justice ; 29. Peter W. Greenwood and Susan Turner, Probation and other Non-Institutional Treatment: The Evidence Is In ; 30. Barry Krisberg, Juvenile Corrections: An Overview ; 31. Doris Layton MacKenzie and Rachel Freeland, Examining the Effectiveness of Juvenile Residential Programs ; Part IX. Youth in Criminal Court ; 32. Barry C. Feld and Donna M. Bishop, Transfer of Juveniles to Criminal Court ; 33. Edward P. Mulvey and Carol A. Schubert, Youth in Prison and Beyond ; Part X. Juvenile Justice Policy ; 34. Michael Tonry and Colleen Chambers, Juvenile Justice Cross-nationally Considered ; 35. Donna M. Bishop and Barry C. Feld, Trends in Juvenile Justice Policy and Practiceshow more

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