Children's Delinquency
8 Ball Chicks: A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangs
8 Ball Chicks
A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangs
Paperback      ISBN: 0385474326
A veteran journalist spends a year following girl gangs--white, Black, and Latino--in South Central Los Angeles and elsewhere, tracing the similarities and differences between female and male gangs
Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
Monster
The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
Paperback      ISBN: 0802141447
One of L.A.'s most notorious gang leaders takes readers inside the world of gang wars, recounting his ascension through the gang hierarchy, surviving attacks by rival gangs, and life in prison.
Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence
Ghosts from the Nursery
Tracing the Roots of Violence
Paperback      ISBN: 0871137348
One in twenty children born today will spend some part of his or her adult life in jail. During the last thirty years, violent crimes committed by youth have risen by 371 percent. Cutting to the heart of this alarming trend, Ghosts from the Nursery gives startling new evidence that violent behavior is fundamentally linked to abuse and neglect in the first two years of life. In absorbing and accessible prose, Robin Karr-Morse and Meredith S. Wiley present case histories of "children who kill," along with the latest in brain development research. Ghosts from the Nursery compellingly demonstrates the poisonous effect that neglect, abuse, trauma, injury, and toxicity have in the first thirty-three months of life - and makes a convincing case for a revolution in our beliefs about the care of babies.
Sleepers
Sleepers
Paperback      ISBN: 0345404114
A true story of friendship, revenge, and ambiguous justice centers on four men who, as teenagers in an upstate New York reform school, were brutalized by guards, one of whom crosses their path years later
No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
No Matter How Loud I Shout
A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684811944
A journalist's profile of a juvenile court and its judges, lawyers, probation officers, and children focuses on five specific troubled minors and reveals the system's impact on their lives and their prospects. 25,000 first printing.
Assessing the Youthful Offender: Issues and Techniques
Assessing the Youthful Offender
Issues and Techniques
Hardcover      ISBN: 0306454661
Informs people working within the youth justice system about the usefulness and limitations of psychological assessments as part of the processing of youthful offenders. Reviews the various theories on juvenile crime, the major types of forensic decisions, the categories of judgement, and the true value of psychological assessments. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency
The Child Savers
The Invention of Delinquency
Paperback      ISBN: 0813545366
Hailed as a definitive analytical and historical study of the juvenile justice system, this 40th anniversary edition of The Child Savers features a new essay by Anthony M. Platt that highlights recent directions in the field, as well as a critique of his original text. Focusing on social reformers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Platt's principal argument is that the "child savers" movement was not an effort to liberate and dignify youth but, instead, a punitive and intrusive attempt to control the lives of working-class urban adolescents. This expanded edition provides a renewed and distinguished contribution by placing it in historical context through insightful commentaries from cross-disciplinary academics, along with an essay by Miroslava Chßvez-Garcfa examining how Platt's influential study has impacted many of the central arguments social scientists and historians face today.
No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
No Matter How Loud I Shout
A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
Paperback      ISBN: 1501102931
A journalist's profile of a juvenile court and its judges, lawyers, probation officers, and children focuses on five specific troubled minors and reveals the system's impact on their lives and their prospects. 25,000 first printing.

Raised by the Courts: One Judge's Insight Into Juvenile Justice
Raised by the Courts
One Judge's Insight Into Juvenile Justice
Hardcover      ISBN: 160714638x
A veteran judge shares her vision for ending the vicious cycle of child abuse and crime. When 19-year-old Leo Boatman was convicted of the brutal murders of two college students, he told the judge, “I can’t offer an explanation because there is none.” But Judge Irene Sullivan knew there had to be more to the story than just a senseless crime, and she was determined to discover the root cause of Boatman’s behavior. Corresponding with him in prison, Judge Sullivan learned of the failures and abuses of every system Boatman had passed through, each intended to prevent such a devastating turn of events. Drawing on years of work with thousands of children, Judge Sullivan presents a plan for breaking the vicious cycle of child abuse and crime that causes such tragedies. Through eye-opening stories from both her own courtroom and the system at large, Judge Irene reveals what works for young people in jeopardy. The results are surprisingly optimistic: few would have guessed that the most successful programs are also among the most cost-effective and practical. Raised by the Courts will be a source of hope and clarity for those who care about ending the cycle of violent crime among the youngest and most vulnerable members of society.

Russian Youth: Law, Deviance, and the Pursuit of Freedom
Russian Youth
Law, Deviance, and the Pursuit of Freedom
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1138558974
In the generation that has passed, what have we learned about the rule of law, legality, legal reasoning, and deviance in Russia? And what about the general subject of legal socialization – how young people learn about rules, norms and laws; what their attitudes about rules and laws are; and, if and whether this knowledge and these attitudes shape their behavior? These are the subjects of Russian Youth.