Children's Delinquency
Angry Young Men: How Parents, Teachers, and Counselors Can Help Bad Boys Become Good Men
Angry Young Men
How Parents, Teachers, and Counselors Can Help Bad Boys Become Good Men
Paperback      ISBN: 0787960438

Writing from personal and professional experience, Aaron Kipnisshares both the riveting story of his own troubled youth-and how heturned himself around-and the successful approaches he has used tohelp "bad boys" become good men. Angry Young Men offers specific, practical advice for parents, teachers, counselors, communityleaders, and justice professionals-- everyone who wants to helpat-risk boys become strong, productive, caring, and compassionatemen.

"Angry Young Men is an extremely important book that is especiallytimely now during our current epidemic of violence by and againstboys and young men . . . Aaron Kipnis has seen deeply, not onlyinto the souls of troubled boys and adolescents, but also intothose aspects of the spirit of our culture and our epoch that haveturned an unprecedentedly large portion of our boys and young meninto the perpetrators and victims of violence."--From the Forewordby James Gilligan, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Harvard MedicalSchool
Assessing the Youthful Offender: Issues and Techniques
Assessing the Youthful Offender
Issues and Techniques
Hardcover      ISBN: 0306454661

Our society's preoccupation with crime and fear of crime appears to have shifted its focus to the juvenile offender. Both electronic and print media continuously warn us that juvenile offenders are increasingly younger and more virulent. The demographics of our population suggest that there will only be more juvenile offenders to fear in the near future. All of these concerns arise in a social climate that is characterized by an ever- increasing demand for stronger retributive measures against the offender. The belief that only harsh justice will protect us from the ravages of juveniles has become dominant. Increasingly, perceptions and politics, rather than scientific data, dominate policy making with regard to youthful offenders. In Assessing the Youthful Offender: Issues and Techniques, Robert D. Hoge and D. A. Andrews make a restrained, rational, and ultimately persuasive argu- ment for the use of standardized psychological assessments in the effective management of youth within juvenile justice systems. They clarify how what we already know about the cause and management of youthful criminal activity can be incorporated into standardized testing and that the information obtained from testing can improve the administration of criminal justice. Moreover, this informa- tion is useful whatever the theoretical biases of those who administer the justice system. The efficiency of policies of either retribution, deterrence, or rehabilitation is only enhanced by reliance on data.

Bad Kids: Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court
Bad Kids
Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195097874

Written by a leading scholar of juvenile justice, this book examines the social and legal changes that have transformed the juvenile court in the last three decades from a nominally rehabilitative welfare agency into a scaled-down criminal court for young offenders. It explores the complex relationship between race and youth crime to explain both the Supreme Court decisions to provide delinquents with procedural justice and the more recent political impetus to "get tough" on young offenders. This provocative book will be necessary reading for criminal and juvenile justice scholars, sociologists, legislators, and juvenile justice personnel.

Behavioral Approaches to Crime and Delinquency: A Handbook of Application, Research, and Concepts
Behavioral Approaches to Crime and Delinquency
A Handbook of Application, Research, and Concepts
Paperback      ISBN: 1461282373

The systematic application of behavioral psychology to crime and delinquency was begun only 20 years ago, yet it has already contributed significantly to our practical knowledge about prevention and correction and to our general under- standing of a pressing social problem. In this handbook, we review and evalu- ate what has been accomplished to date, as well as what is currently at the leading edge of the field. We do so in order to present a clear, comprehensive, and systematic view of the field and to promote and encourage still more effective action and social policy reform in the future. The chapters in this text have been written by professionals who were among the original innovators in applying behavioral psychology to crime and delinquency and who continue to make critical contributions to the field's progress, and by a new generation of energetic, young professionals who are taking the field in important and innovative directions. The contributors have attempted to review and evaluate their areas with critical dispassion, to pro- vide thorough but not overly specialized discussion of their material, and to draw implications for how research, application, and social policy might be improved in the future. For our part as editors, we have tried to foster integra- tion across the chapters and to provide background and conceptual material of our own.

Black Youths, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice
Black Youths, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice
Hardcover      ISBN: 0275949095

Over the past decade, a growing body of research has delineated the nature and extent of delinquency, as well as the role of the juvenile justice system. Despite such research, the causes and consequences of delinquency and the role of the justice system remain poorly understood, particularly in regard to minority groups. This book is intended to meet a two-fold need: to extend research into the area of delinquency generally and to further research into the sociology of Black youths. The author explores critical issues such as the rates of delinquency among Black youths, explanations of delinquency, and the juvenile justice system's treatment of Black youths, as well as the policy implications for designing culturally sensitive and effective delinquency treatment and prevention programs. Joseph's work will be of interest to scholars in sociology/criminology, criminal justice, and Black studies.

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 Ch vez-Garc a examining how Platt's influential study has impacted many of the central arguments social scientists and historians face today.

Children and Criminality: The Child as Victim and Perpetrator
Children and Criminality
The Child as Victim and Perpetrator
Hardcover      ISBN: 031325124x

In his study of children and criminality, criminologist and research analyst Ronald Flowers provides an understanding of the relationship between child victimization and juvenile delinquency as well as a comprehensive review of the literature. Assessing the effectiveness of present conceptual frameworks, modes of research, and social and legal measures, he offers recommendations for furthering professional and research efforts in the field. His analysis blends the findings of leading experts and researchers in a variety of disciplines with relevant FBI and law enforcement data. An additional feature is the model statute for the study, prevention, and treatment of child victimization in all of its guises.

Children in Trouble: The Role of Families, Schools and Communities
Children in Trouble
The Role of Families, Schools and Communities
Hardcover      ISBN: 1403994854

Carol Hayden reviews evidence about children in trouble across a range of circumstances, demonstrating the tensions between welfare and justice, care and control in the treatment of these vulnerable young people and evaluating the implications of the current 'what works' debate within social policy. This book will be invaluable to all students and professionals working with children in social work, teaching or the criminal justice system.

Children in Trouble: The Role of Families, Schools and Communities
Children in Trouble
The Role of Families, Schools and Communities
Paperback      ISBN: 1403994862

Carol Hayden reviews evidence about children in trouble across a range of circumstances, demonstrating the tensions between welfare and justice, care and control in the treatment of these vulnerable young people and evaluating the implications of the current 'what works' debate within social policy. This book will be invaluable to all students and professionals working with children in social work, teaching or the criminal justice system.

Clinical Approaches to Working with Young Offenders
Clinical Approaches to Working with Young Offenders
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471953482

Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and nurses working with young offenders will welcome this collection of original chapters which represent the state of the art in this field. Although it is increasingly recognized that the treatment of offenders has an important role in the rehabilitation process, a clinical approach to working with offenders has to be grounded in sound theory, good supporting research evidence and solid experience. This volume continues the tradition of this important series by placing the discussion of best practice with offenders within both a rigorous scientific context and its institutional and social environment. The first part of the book examines the conceptual basis of a clinical approach to working with young offenders, together with research on the developmental aspects of delinquency, as well as the empirical evidence of work to reduce reoffending. The second section deals with the institutional context of treatment and interventions designed to divert young offenders away from the criminal justice system. The third and fourth parts, the core of the book, present reviews of important approaches to treating young offenders, alongside accounts of work with specific types of offence, including substance abuse and sex offences. Throughout the book the concern is to demonstrate the link between empirical evidence and research and the growth of good theory and practice. The overall message is that a clinical approach can pay real dividends in working constructively with even the most demanding of young people who commit serious crimes.