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NCJ Number: 155838 Find in a Library
Title: Psychology of the Youthful Offender, Third Edition
Author(s): R N Walker
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 128
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-06529-2
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book is concerned with the essential social-psychological insights needed for initial safety-minimum role enactment in police, corrections, and social welfare transactions involving professionals, paraprofessionals, and the public.
Abstract: The objective of the book is to analyze the social shaping forces operating during adolescence which result in adults who are, or are not, emotionally integrated and lawabiding. The great power of the family to create or destroy its children in their adjustment to life will be given particular recognition. The text takes the medical perspective of delinquency, that is, that the officer, probationer, and others involved in juvenile justice should offer a therapeutic approach toward saving the youthful offender. Some of the specific topics discussed here include AIDS, the family, public schools, peer groups, sexual relations,juvenile violence, substance abuse, punishment as a social objective, and handguns. 45 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Corrections; Courts; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile justice system; Psychological causes of delinquency; Victims of Crime
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