Young Offenders and Youth Justice: A Century After the Fact

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Cengage Learning, Feb 16, 2011 - Juvenile delinquency - 432 pages
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Young Offenders and Juvenile Justice: A Century After the Fact, Fourth Edition, takes the unique approach of examining social ideas of youth and youth "crime." It is about what society thinks about youth and their behaviour, and about how these views are reflected in public discourse, scholarly theorizing, public policy, and institutional responses to "troublesome" youth behaviour. Bell examines and compares the youth legislations which have been passed by the Canadian government over the last 100 years. In particular, Young Offenders and Juvenile Justice compares and contrasts the Juvenile Delinquency Act, The Young Offenders Act, and the current Youth Criminal Justice Act.
 

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Contents

The Rise and Fall of Delinquency
1
Creating a Juvenile Justice System Then and Now
30
The Facts of Youth Crime
64
The Social Face of Youth Crime
101
Explaining Crime and Delinquency In the Beginning
133
Different Directions in Theorizing about Youth Crime and Delinquency
156
Family School Peers and the Youth Crime Problem
185
First Contact Police and Diversionary Measures
222
Youth Corrections Going to Jail
302
Perpetuating Social Injustice
337
A Century after the Fact What do We Know? Where are We Going?
366
Glossary
400
References
410
Cases Cited
461
Index
463
Copyright

Going to Court
256

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