Understanding juvenile justice and delinquency /

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Imprint:Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
Description:viii, 262 pages ; 25 cm
Subject:Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States.
Juvenile delinquency -- United States.
Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Juvenile corrections -- United States.
LAW / Child Advocacy.
LAW / Criminal Law / Juvenile Offenders.
Juvenile corrections.
Juvenile delinquency.
Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation.
Juvenile justice, Administration of.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10429462
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Other authors / contributors:McShane, Marilyn D., 1956- editor.
Cavanaugh, Michael R., 1981- editor.
ISBN:9781440839627 (hardback)
144083962X (hardback)
9781440843594 (pbk)
1440843597 (pbk)
9781440839634 (ebk)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"This book provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge look at the problems that impact the way we conduct intervention and treatment for youth in crisis today--an indispensable resource for practitioners, students, researchers, policymakers, and faculty working in the area of juvenile justice. Provides insights into juvenile justice from contributors and editors who have extensive experience in teaching, researching, and writing on the subject. Represents an ideal teaching text for courses in juvenile justice--a staple topic in all criminology and criminal justice college programs. Presents analysis and evaluation of techniques used and programs employed, enabling readers to be better advocates for law and policy impacting youth. Supplies updated data and information on policy and law that will serve as a vital resource for students writing papers or scholars teaching in the field of juvenile justice"--
"Perceiving is Believing. Tracing beliefs about the causes of delinquency over time, we find that theories ranged from demons and climate variations to glandular dysfunctions and a lack of wholesome recreational activities. Around the end of World War II, the editors of the Saturday Evening Post wrote that "Sinister effects on the behavior and character of America's children constitute one of the greatest evils of this war. Statistics gathered from a number of places reveal a sharp nationwide increase in juvenile wrong-doing."1 Despite the attraction of explaining delinquency based on contemporary and powerful social events, the problem of delinquency persists, as do some of its basic themes such as the influence of family, friends, learning and economic pressures. In the Gluecks' treatise Delinquents in the Making they state that "The riddle of crime is so puzzling that to arrive at adequate explanations calls for the collaboration of many sciences."2 It is no surprise, then, that the science of criminology and criminal justice is as interdisciplinary as it is controversial"--

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