Juvenile Justice: Redeeming Our Children

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SAGE, 2005 - Social Science - 236 pages
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Juvenile Justice: Redeeming Our Children debunks myths about juvenile justice in order to achieve an ideal system that would protect vulnerable children and help build safer communities. Author Barry Krisberg assembles broad and up-to-date research, statistical data, and theories on the U.S. juvenile justice system to encourage effective responses to youth crime. This text gives a historical context to the ongoing quest for the juvenile justice ideal and examines how the current system of laws, policies, and practices came into place.

 

 

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Contents

Myths and Realities
1
Chapter 2 Data Sources
9
Chapter 3 The Historical Legacy of Juvenile Justice
19
Chapter 4 The Current Juvenile Justice System
63
Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice and the American Dilemma
81
Chapter 6 Young Women and the Juvenile Justice System
113
Chapter 7 Is There a Science of Prevention?
125
Chapter 8 What Works in Juvenile Justice
145
Does Getting Tough Reduce Youth Crime?
163
Chapter 10 Redeeming Our Children
181
References
197
Index
215
About the Author
235
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Barry Krisberg has been President of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) since 1983.

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