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This centennial collection of essays and original research studies captures the varied spectrum of philosophies and concerns of the Board and staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) over the past century . The criminological experts represented in this volume are renowned for their study and research into the far reaches of this field of study. As a chronicle of the NCCD’s development, editors Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Christopher Baird include some of the most groundbreaking material to come out of the workings of this unique American institution.

Creating Effective Juvenile Justice Systems
Creating effective juvenile justice systems
Orlando L.Martinez, Claus D.Tjaden

If youth are our future why do we keep locking them up?

Don't we understand the high cost of rotten outcomes?

In spite of major investments in both policy and funding for services to delinquent youth and their families, these questions continue to challenge policy makers and juvenile justice professionals. The challenge is to change the “how” (administration and management) and “what” (intervention) methods to improve outcomes for young offenders and their families. This review presents the position that we must take the most significant lessons learned as a guide to better outcomes. It also illustrates that we must develop a leadership mind in creating effective juvenile justice systems.

Setting the Right Direction

The first challenge is ...

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