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NCJ Number: 184180 Find in a Library
Title: Annual Editions: Juvenile Delinquency 00/01
Editor(s): David R. Struckhoff
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 239
Sponsoring Agency: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill
Guilford, CT 06437
Publication Number: ISBN 0-07-233371-5
Sale Source: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill
Sluice Dock
Guilford, CT 06437
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Papers by various experts in the field of juvenile delinquency discuss definitions and perceptions of the juvenile population; causes and correlates of juvenile delinquency; the youth culture and the effects it has on society; police, juveniles, and the law; juvenile courts; juvenile corrections; and steps to break the cycle of juvenile violence.
Abstract: In Unit 1, seven papers review the dynamics of the current state of juveniles and delinquency in the United States. Unit 2 contains seven articles that discuss some of the unanswered questions about why juveniles commit crime; increased violence at some schools is also considered. The five selections in Unit 3 focus on today's youth culture and its impact on society, with attention to drugs, sex, law, policy, and other compounding issues. The interaction between the juveniles who are in gangs or in trouble and the police is addressed in Unit 4's six articles. In Unit 5, six selections examine how juveniles, once apprehended, are processed through the court system. The six articles in Unit 6 discuss what juveniles can expect when they are incarcerated in jail or other type of correctional facility. Unit 7 contains eight articles that consider steps aimed at breaking the cycle of juvenile violence. This book also contains a listing of web sites selected to support the papers presented in each unit. A topic guide and subject index are also provided.
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice system
Index Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Police juvenile relations; Sexual behavior; Violent juvenile offenders
Note: First Edition
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