Bibliographic Details

Encyclopedia of juvenile justice / Marilyn D. McShane, Frank P. Williams III, editors.

Imprint Thousand Oaks : Sage, c2003.
Description xxiii, 416 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Language English
Subject Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States -- Encyclopedias.
Juvenile delinquency -- United States -- Encyclopedias.
Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation -- United States -- Encyclopedias.
Juvenile corrections -- United States -- Encyclopedias.
Juvenile corrections.
Juvenile delinquency.
Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation.
Juvenile justice, Administration of.
United States.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors McShane, Marilyn D., 1956-
Williams, Franklin P.
ISBN 0761923586
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-407) and index.
Review by Choice Review

McShane (Univ. of Houston-Downtown) and Williams (Prairie View A & M Univ.) have edited an encyclopedia of topics related to the important issue of juvenile justice, for which contributors are academic faculty along with some juvenile justice specialists. A number of the entries are historical ("Child-Saving Movement," "Reformatories and Reform Schools," "Boys and Girls Clubs of America"); many current issues are also treated ("Juvenile Court System," "Status Offenders," "Child Abuse," "Victimization"). Biographical sketches cover individuals of importance to the history of the juvenile justice system (Eleanor and Sheldon Glueck, Jerome Miller, F.M. Thrasher). Articles are signed and contain bibliographies, and appendixes list print and online resources for juvenile justice, and other Internet resources. An entry on juvenile crime measurement and analysis would have added value to the work, but the coverage is broad and the quality of the articles high. There is no comparable work. Useful for anyone doing research in the field of juvenile justice. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Public and academic libraries. E. B. Ryner FBI Library

Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.
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