Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice

Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice

Editor(s): Francine T. Sherman, Francine H. Jacobs

Published Online: 5 OCT 2011 11:13AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470497043

Online ISBN: 9781118093375

DOI: 10.1002/9781118093375

About this Book

"The lessons in this book remind us that we can—and that we must—do better, for the sake of our children, their futures, and the sake of our nation. . . . This volume is a call to action, and I encourage everyone who reads it to take steps to ensure that all America's children are given an equal chance to succeed. We must all work together to replace the cradle-to-prison pipeline with a pipeline to responsible, productive adulthood." —From the Foreword by Marian Wright Edelman, JD, President and founder, Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC

"Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice appears at a critical time, when promising juvenile justice reforms are underway in so many jurisdictions across the United States. Sherman and Jacobs, and their impressive array of expert authors, fill a significant gap in the literature, making the current body of juvenile justice research and experience accessible to policy makers, researchers, and funders, and doing so through a practical and positive lens." —Patrick McCarthy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD

"Most people have narrow views of what it means to be a delinquent youth. In Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice, Sherman and Jacobs have diligently collected essays from the top experts in the juvenile justice field who tell an empirically based and powerful narrative of who is really in the delinquency system. As this book makes clear, until we ask and answer the right questions, we will remain unable to help the youth most in need." —Alexander Busansky, President, The National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Oakland, CA

A comprehensive reference presenting a rehabilitative, youth- and community-centered vision of juvenile justice

Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice brings together experts in juvenile justice, child development, and public health to explore the intersections between juvenile justice and needed development of programs and policies that look out for the health and well-being of the youth who enter this system. This timely book provides a usable framework for imagining juvenile justice systems that emphasize the welfare of juveniles, achieved primarily through connections within their communities.

A must-read for professionals working in juvenile courts and within juvenile justice agencies, Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice reflects both the considerable advances and the challenges currently evident in the juvenile justice system, with an emphasis on the development and implementation of policies that can succeed in building a new generation of educated young people able to embrace their potential and build successful futures.

Table of contents

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  1. Part Section_I: Framing the Issues

    1. Chapter 5

      A Vision for the American Juvenile Justice System (pages 92–108)

      Richard M. Lerner, Michael D. Wiatrowski, Megan Kiely Mueller, Christopher M. Napolitano, Kristina L. Schmid and Anita Pritchard

  2. Part Section_II: Understanding Individual Youth

  3. Part Section_III: Understanding Youth in Context

    1. Chapter 12

      Making a Place for Youth (pages 245–266)

      Robert L. Hawkins, Maryna Vashchenko and Courtney Davis

    2. Chapter 18

      Youth Perspectives on Health Care (pages 369–388)

      Rachel Oliveri, Ila Deshmukh Towery, Leah Jacobs and Francine H. Jacobs

  4. Part Section_IV: Working for Change

    1. Chapter 19

      Youth-Led Change (pages 389–408)

      Barry Dym, Ken Tangvik, Jesus Gerena and Jessica Dym Bartlett

    2. Chapter 20

      The End of the Reform School? (pages 409–432)

      Vincent Schiraldi, Marc Schindler and Sean J. Goliday

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