Juvenile Justice

Author: Richard Lawrence
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1412970121
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This textbook presents an overview of the major subject areas in juvenile justice, with some of the latest research available from books, journal articles, and government documents. It includes special features that engage the reader in thinking critically about the subjects, with practical examples of justice in action, laws, policies, and programs in juvenile justice.

Social Work In Juvenile And Criminal Justice Systems 4th Ed

Author: David W. Springer
Editor: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398091552
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Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems sets the standard of care for mental health treatment and the delivery of social services to crime victims, juvenile and adult offenders, and their families. The chapters, all authored by experts in the field and all committed to the mission of social justice, are written with the clear understanding that we cannot study criminal justice in a vacuum. Therefore, a major focus of the book is on the renewed growing sense of the profession’s obligation to social justice. Each chapter interconnects with the various components of juvenile and criminal justice. Another prominent aspect of the book is that it is strength-based. It views those involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems as individuals rather than inmates or criminals, each with unique positive talents and abilities. The book is divided into four sections. The first section discusses forensic social work, including crime and delinquency theories, trends, and ethical issues. The second section prepares social workers for practice in correctional institutions and explores crisis intervention with victims of violence, reentry of adult offenders in society, and aging in prison. The third section covers assessment and intervention in child sexual abuse, mental health and substance abuse, interpersonal violence and prevention, child welfare and juvenile justice. The final section presents an overview on social work in the twenty-first century, which includes restorative justice and the justice system, new ways of delivering justice, domestic violence, neighborhood revitalization, race and ethnicity, and social work practice with LGBTQ offenders. This book will be the best single source on social work in criminal justice settings and will prove to be an invaluable resource for the many professionals who have responsibility for formulating and carrying out the mandates of the criminal justice system.

Victim Assistance

Author: Thomas L. Underwood, PhD
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826197740
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Based on the acclaimed professional certificate program, Advanced Institute on Victim Studies: Critical Analysis of Victim Assistance, this book identifies core content areas essential for practitioners working with crime victims. Recognizing the multidisciplined, multisystem field that encompasses victim assistance, the contributors present a solid foundation of the varying concepts and theories on victims and victims services. The balance of the text addresses the skills and strategies needed to enhance services to victims at the individual, organizational, and societal levels. Each chapter concludes with an analysis and application section, including representative scenarios and key questions for review.

Juvenile Justice Systems

Author: John Winterdyk
Editor: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 9781551302027
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By the year 2000 more than 50% of the world population will be under the age of 15 (9th UN Congress, 1995). Youth crime is increasing around the world (9th UN Congress, 1995). In September 1997, Canadian Justice Minister, Anne McLellan, declared youth justice as a top priority. These and similar facts speak to the urgency for society to study youth crime and examine youth justice systems from a comparative perspective. As our world gets smaller, we discover the urgency and importance of sharing and learning at a global level. This collection offers a unique opportunity to examine six different juvenile justice systems and youth crime around the world. All eleven articles are original contributions from a distinguished set of experts on juvenile justice in their respective countries. Each contribution examines a set of common elements: defining delinquency, describing the nature and extent of youth crime, examining the administration of youth justice, and discussing issues confronting youth crime. This groundbreaking book will be of interest to students, criminologists, and criminal justice policy-makers who are interested in improving the intervention, treatment, and prevention of youth crime, and the administration of youth justice.

Social Work In Juvenile And Criminal Justice Settings

Author: Albert R. Roberts
Editor: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398076766
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In this completely revised and updated classic, Professors Roberts and Springer, along with 51 justice-oriented and forensic experts, have set the standard of care for mental health treatment and the delivery of social services to crime victims, juvenile and adult offenders, and their families. The second edition of Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings was published almost ten years ago in 1997, and was also translated to Chinese. Now Dr. Roberts, Dr. Springer, and their team of 51 prominent chapter authors have done such a thorough job of updating and finding new authors, that the end result is a comprehensive new book. In this third edition, 16 of the 31 chapters are new and specially written for this book. A growing number of mental health professionals are recognizing the need to examine current evidence-based program developments, assessment, and treatment practices with crime victims and offenders. This book focuses on the multiple roles and practices of justice social workers, also known as forensic social workers and crisis counselors. Many professional social workers, counselors and field placement students work in corrections and probation, forensic mental health, addictions treatment, juvenile justice, victim assistance, and police social work settings. In the words of Dean Barbara W. White (former President, Council on Social Work Education, and NASW) in her laudatory Foreword to this edition: "This groundbreaking book provides the necessary blueprints and guidelines for best practices with crime victims as well as juvenile and adult offenders in institutional, community- based, diversion, and aftercare programs. . . . This is the first all-inclusive, authoritative, exceptionally well-written volume on social policies and social work practices in both juvenile justice and criminal justice settings. . . . This book is a landmark achievement." An increasing number of offenders and victims have been found to be

The Juvenile Justice System

Author: Dean J. Champion
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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This book provides a complete, up-to-date, in-depth overview of all phases of the contemporary juvenile justice system from a legalistic perspective. KEY TOPICS It examines the nature of delinquency, classifications of juvenile offenders, alternative explanations for juvenile misconduct, juvenile courts and juvenile rights, and corrections. For juvenile probation/parole officers and practitioners, and juvenile courts personnel.

Investigation Of The Juvenile Justice Scandal In Luzerne County Pennsylvania

Author: John M. Cleland
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437934625
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The Comm. was created in Aug. 2009 to investigate the juvenile justice (JJ) scandal in Luzerne Cty., PA. The Comm. investigated a highly publicized judicial corruption scandal involving millions of dollars in alleged payoffs to two judges, and rights violations of thousands of juvenile defendants in the county juvenile court. All branches of PA gov¿t. agreed to undertake a non-criminal invest. to determine the causes of the breakdown of Luzerne County¿s JJ system and to propose remedies. The Comm. held 11 days of hearings and received testimony from 68 witnesses. This report provides a comprehensive account of what occurred in the courtrooms of Luzerne County and includes recommendations that will help prevent it from happening in any other county.

Juvenile Justice

Author: H. Ted Rubin
Editor: Civic Research Institute, Inc.
ISBN: 1887554335
Size: 15,60 MB
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Juvenile Justice: Policies, Practices, and Programs offers dedicated professionals an in-depth review of where we've been ... community programs and judicial processes that are working well today ... areas still need improvement and insights on how to make them better ... concrete ideas for implementing the principles of balanced and restorative justice -- victim restoration, victim participation in the justice system, public safety protection, juvenile restoration of victims and the communities they injured, community participation in justice, and juvenile competency development ... and much, much more.

Penal Systems

Author: Michael Cavadino
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446233944
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'Cavadino and Dignan's Penal Systems: A Comparative Approach looks across national boundaries to see how penal systems differ and why. It is hands-down the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the subject and should become a staple textbook for use in law and social science courses on comparative penal policy and practice' - Michael H. Tonry, University of Minnesota 'This book is an important addition to the literature on punishment. It is a highly readable and very well researched overview of some of the major differences in punitiveness between neo-liberal, corporatist and social democratic countries... This is a major contribution to comparative penology by two of the leading authors in this field' - Alison Liebling, Director of the Prisons Research Centre, UK 'A major and seminal work' - David Downes, Professor Emeritus at the London School of Economics Penal Systems: A Comparative Approach is a comprehensive and original introduction to the comparative study of punishment. Analysing twelve countries, Cavadino and Dignan offer an integrated and theoretically rigorous approach to comparative penology. They draw upon material provided by a team of eminent penologists to produce an important and highly readable contribution to scholarship in this area. Early chapters introduce the reader to comparative penology, set out the theoretical framework and consider whether there is currently a 'global penal crisis'. Each country is then discussed in turn. Chapters on comparative youth justice and the privatization of prisons follow. Comparisons between countries are drawn within each chapter, giving the reader a synoptic and truly comparative vision of penality in different jurisdictions.

Careers In The Juvenile Justice System

Author: Corona Brezina
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1435852672
Size: 18,17 MB
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Discusses the distinctive nature of juvenile justice, working in juvenile courts and in probation and corrections, such related occupations as special advocates and counselors, and the preparations necessary for a career in juvenile justice.