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Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence
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Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence



September 1997 | 261 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Comprehensive and detailed, this book provides information on: the history of the United States' response to juvenile delinquency; the increasing seriousness of the problem; and the public policies available to deal with it. James C Howell cites the pressing need for a clearer understanding of the risk factors for youth violence. Long-term solutions such as the development of more effective prevention programmes, better-matched offender/treatment programmes, and a more cost effective juvenile justice system are also discussed. Extensive figures and tables are included.
 
PART ONE
 
Juvenile Reform Movements
 
Landmark Federal Legislation
 
Who's To Blame for Violent Crime
 
Juvenile Delinquency Trends and Juvenile Justice System Responses
 
PART TWO
 
Youth Gang Homicides, Drug Trafficking and Program Interventions
 
Risk Factors for Youth Violence
 
The Case for Developmental Criminology
 
A Comprehensive Strategy

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