The Second Edition of Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency: A Comprehensive Framework aims to inform students about the latest research and the most promising and effective programs and provides a wealth of information for understanding, preventing and controlling juvenile delinquency. Key Features

  • Examines the history of current juvenile justice system policies and practices, including the juvenile violence “epidemic”
  • Discusses key myths about juvenile violence and the ability of the juvenile justice system to handle modern-day juvenile delinquents
  • Applies developmental theories of juvenile delinquency to understanding how juvenile offender careers evolve
  • Reviews effective prevention and rehabilitation programs and what does not work
  • Presents a comprehensive framework for building a continuum of effective programs

Intended Audience: This is an ideal supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate courses in juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, and violent offender intervention courses. It is also essential reading for juvenile justice and social services research and development specialists.

Transfer of Juveniles to the Criminal Justice System

Transfer of juveniles to the criminal justice system

I begin this chapter with a brief description of juvenile justice philosophy in the United States, followed by a discussion of the principal mechanisms used to remove juveniles from the juvenile justice system and turn them over to the criminal justice system. I use the special case of one particular 11-year-old boy charged with murder as a backdrop for considering the adequacy of the criminal justice system for handling juvenile offenders. The remainder of the chapter addresses the appropriateness of transferring juveniles to the criminal justice system.

Juvenile Justice Philosophy

Juvenile justice policy in the United States has long been grounded in three philosophical principles that govern how justice should be administered ...

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