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The Handbook of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
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The Handbook of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

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Published June 2015 (Wiley-Blackwell)
ISBN: 9781118513170. Hard Cover, 664 pages.

Marvin D. Krohn (Editor), Jodi Lane (Editor)

This handbook is an up-to-date examination of advances in the fields of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice that includes interdisciplinary perspectives from leading scholars and practitioners.

  • Examines advances in the fields of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice with interdisciplinary perspectives from leading scholars and practitioners
  • Provides a current state of both fields, while also assessing where they have been and defining where they should go in years to come
  • Addresses developments in theory, research, and policy, as well as cultural changes and legal shifts
  • Contains summaries of juvenile justice trends from around the world, including the US, the Netherlands, Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa, and China
  • Covers central issues in the scholarly literature, such as social learning theories, opportunity theories, criminal processing, labeling and deterrence, gangs and crime, community-based sanctions and reentry, victimization, and fear of crime

Table of Contents

Marvin D. Krohn and Jodi Lane

1 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice Trends in the United States
Jodi Lane

2 Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Trends in Europe
Paul R. Smit and Catrien C.J.H. Bijleveld

3. Youth Violence in Brazil: Law, Prevalence, and Promising Initiatives
Paulo Ricardo Diniz Filho and Giza Lopes

4. Juvenile Justice in Russia
Elena Bystrova and Maria Tcherni

5. Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency in India
Suman Kakar

6. Juvenile Justice in South Africa
Adam Cooper

7. Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in China
Beidi Dong

8. Putting the Processing of Juvenile Offenders into Context
Kristin Gardner and Lonn Lanza-Kaduce

9. Gender, Delinquency, and Youth Justice: Issues for a Global Century
Meda Chesney-Lind and Nicholas Chagnon

10. Causes of African-American Juvenile Delinquency
James D. Unnever

11. A Biosocial Perspective on Juvenile Delinquency
Chris L. Gibson and Andrea Davis

12. Parenting and Delinquency
John P. Hoffman

13. School Effects on Delinquency and School-Based Prevention
Wayne N. Welsh and Courtney Harding

14. Fleas and Feathers: The Role of Peers in the Study of Juvenile Delinquency
John M. Eassey and Molly Buchanan

15. Neighborhoods and Delinquent Behavior
Susan McNeeley and Pamela Wilcox

16. General Strain Theory and Delinquency
Robert Agnew

17. Social Learning Theory and Delinquent Behavior: Past, Present, and Future Investigation
L. Thomas Winfree Jr.

18. Social Control and Self Control
Erich Goode

19. Theoretical perspectives on delinquent development: propensity, plasticity and range
Arjan Blokland

20. Labeling Theory
Marvin D. Krohn and Giza Lopes

21. Routine Activities and Opportunity Theory
Nick Tilley and Aiden Sidebottom

22. Prenatal and Early Childhood Prevention of Antisocial Behavior
Lauretta M. Brennan and Daniel S. Shaw

23. School Prevention Programs
Steven P. Lab

24. Neighborhood-based Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency
Abigail A. Fagan and Andrea Lindsey

25. Policing Juvenile Delinquency
Reveka V. Shteynberg and Allison D. Redlich

26. Juvenile Diversion
James V. Ray and Kristina Childs

27. Youth in Juvenile Court and Adult Court
Michael J. Leiber and Jennifer H. Peck

28. Community-Based Sanctions and Juveniles: What Works, What Doesn’t and What Looks Promising
Crystal A. Garcia

29. Institutionalization and Treatment
Barry Glick

30. Gang Trends, Trajectories, and Solutions
James C. Howell

31. A Look at the Street Gang Violence Situation in Europe
Elmar G.M. Weitekamp

32. Weapon Carrying and Use among Juveniles
Amanda D. Emmert and Alan J. Lizotte

33. Youth Drug Trends and Societal Reactions
John M. Stogner and Bryan Lee Miller

34. Maltreatment and Damaging Outcomes in Adolescence: Longitudinal Research and Policy
Timothy O. Ireland, Carolyn A. Smith, and Jamie E. Walter

35. Victimization and Fear of Crime Among Juveniles
David C. May

Marvin D. Krohn is Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida. He has a long-standing interest in the etiology of delinquency and drug use, focusing primarily on social psychological and life course approaches. For the past 25 years, he has been Co-Principal Investigator on the Rochester Youth Development Study, a three-generational longitudinal panel study targeting those at high risk for serious crime and delinquency. He is co-author of Gangs and Delinquency in Developmental Perspective (2003), which was the American Society of Criminology’s recipient of the 2003 Michael J. Hindelang Award for Outstanding Scholarship. He is also co-author of Researching Theories of Crime and Delinquency (2008) and Delinquent Behavior(1986) and has co-edited four compendiums on crime and delinquency. He was recently named a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.

Jodi Lane is Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida.  Her research focuses on the impact of the juvenile justice system on both clients and practitioners. She has conducted evaluations of innovative juvenile justice programs, including the South Oxnard Challenge Project in California and the Florida Faith and Community-Based Delinquency Treatment Initiative. She was recently named one of the most prolific lead and sole authors in elite criminology and criminal justice journals (Orrick and Weir, 2011). Her work has appeared in a number of journals, including Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and Criminal Justice and Behavior.

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