Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice
Marilyn D. McShane, Frank P Williams III
SAGE Publications, 2003 - Social Science - 416 pages
From boot camps to truancy, the Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice provides more than 200 up-to-date, concise, and readable entries in a single, authoritative volume. The editors, noted authors of several criminal justice books and editors of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Prisons, cover historical and contemporary theories, concepts, and real-world practices of juvenile justice in the United States.
The entries address a broad range of issues and topics, such as alcohol and drug abuse, arson, the death penalty for juveniles, computer and Internet crime, gun violence, gangs, missing children, school violence, teen pregnancy, and delinquency theories. In addition, topics cover society’s response to the problems of juvenile justice, punishments meted out to America’s juvenile offenders, juvenile rehabilitation programs, and well-known researchers and professionals in the field.
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One measure of a good reference book is how long its material will be pertinent for the researcher. Editors McShane (Univ. of Houston) and Williams (California State Univ.), coauthors of ... Read full review