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 (Garland, 1997), cover historical and contemporary theories, concepts and real-world practices of juvenile justice.
· More than 200 articles, written by a stellar collection of both academics and professionals in juvenile justice
· Complete review of the complicated juvenile legal and court system, juvenile punishment, rehabilitation efforts and legislation
· Extensive entries on child and adolescent crimes, pathologies and problems
· Coverage of psychological, biological, and sociological theories of delinquency, as well as historic `body type' theories
· Profiles historic theorists and policymakers in juvenile justice
· Includes a special appendix on print and electronic resources on juvenile justice
· Comprehensive index, including a reader's guide that facilitates browsing and offers easy access to information