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The issue if criminal behavior among our youth is deeply troubling to Americans. There appears to be a profound depression among growing numbers of youth that life (either theirs or someone else's) has any value. A distinguished group of scholars addresses these issues and evaluates solutions from the perspectives and research offered by each of their disciplines. Delinquent Violent Youth opens with a literary and historical overview of crime amongst rural and urban youth, followed by a chapter that explores the theoretical and social policy thinking that grew from these traditions and shaped society's responses to youth in trouble. Next, the book reviews the vast literature concerning how families, peers, schools, and the community influence delinquent behavior. Subsequent chapters explore the role substances play in delinquent behavior; the influence television has on violent behavior in childhood and adolescence; the nature and treatment of violent behavior in adolescents and the implications for treatment; a developmental perspective of youth gangs; effective community-based approaches for treating juvenile offenders; effective interventions for incarcerated youth; and, the promotion of juvenile rightency. For graduate students, program directors, and clinicians who want to increase their knowledge of violent delinquent behavior, Delinquent Violent Youth offers a solid overview and guidance in the selection of approaches that work for intervening with violent youth.

Incarcerated Juvenile Offenders: Integrating Trauma-Oriented Treatment with State-of-the-Art Delinquency Interventions
Incarcerated juvenile offenders: Integrating trauma-oriented treatment with state-of-the-art delinquency interventions
EvvieBecker
AnnetteU.Rickel

“There is very little reverence for children in Chicago,” wrote British journalist William T. Stead in 1894 in If Christ Came to Chicago (quoted in Hawes, 1991, p. 32). Stead's work documented what he considered to be appalling conditions for children at the turn of the century, chronicling examples of young boys who carried messages in and out of jails and sold newspapers in the bordellos.

What would Stead say today about children in Chicago? One hundred years later, James Garbarino and others have documented conditions in Chicago (and elsewhere) that rival and, indeed, surpass those that shocked Stead. For example, in interviews in Chicago housing projects, ...

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