skip navigation

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

  NCJ Number: NCJ 241326     Find in a Library
  Title: Practitioner Views of Priorities, Policies, and Practices in Juvenile Justice
  Document URL: HTML 
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
  Author(s): Daniel P. Mears ; Tracey L. Shollenberger ; Janeen B. Willison ; Colleen E. Owens ; Jeffrey A. Butts
  Journal: Crime & Delinquency  Volume:56  Issue:4  Dated:2010  Pages:535 to 563
  Date Published: 2010
  Page Count: 29
  Annotation: The authors of this study analyzed data from a national survey of juvenile court practitioners about juvenile justice policy and practice.
  Abstract: Dramatic changes in juvenile justice have occurred in recent decades. One result has been the emergence of new policies and practices, many of which remain largely unexamined. One avenue for gaining insight into whether such policies and practices are needed or effective, as well as into how the juvenile justice system might be improved, is to tap into the perceptions of people who work within this system. Drawing on a national survey of juvenile court practitioners, the authors investigate key questions about the effectiveness of juvenile justice and discuss the implications of the study’s findings for research, policy, and practice. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
  Main Term(s): Juvenile justice standards
  Index Term(s): Policy ; Court personnel ; Effectiveness ; NIJ grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2005-IJ-CX-0039
  Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.