Juvenile Delinquency in the United States and the United Kingdom

Juvenile Delinquency in the United States and the United Kingdom

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This volume about juvenile delinquency in the United States and United Kingdom includes a foreword, nine chapters organized in three parts, and an afterword. Chapters 1 and 2 in Part I describe juvenile delinquency in both countries and the urgency of the current crisis. Chapters 3 to 6 in Part II deal with the two nations' juvenile justice systems, focusing on structural and ideological obstacles preventing reform. Presented in the final chapters in Part III are suggestions for reform in school, and juvenile justice setting that recognize the importance of character in causing delinquency.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349274147
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Edition description: 1st ed. 1999
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

RONALD P. CORBETT, JR Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts Probation Department
DAVID P. FARRINGTON Professor of Psychological Criminology at Cambridge University
LAWRENCE A. GREENFELD Deputy Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Statistical arm of the United States Department of Justice
MURREEN A. HENNEBERG previously Chief of Planning, Management and Budget in the Bureau of Justice Statistics
EDWIN MEESE III Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation
PATRICIA MORGAN Sociologist specializing in Criminology and Family Policy, and Senior Research Fellow on the Family at the Institute of Economic Affairs Health and Welfare Unit in London
RALPH A. ROSSUM Henry Salvatori Professor of American Constitutionalism at Claremont McKenna College and a Member of the Faculty of Claremont Graduate University
ANDREW RUTHERFORD Professor of Law and Criminal Policy at Southampton University in the Faculty of Law
JONATHAN SACKS Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth since 1991
MARY TUCK was Head of the Home Office Research and Planning Unit from 1984 until her retirement in 1990

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Foreword; J.Q.Wilson Preface and Acknowledgements PART I: THE CRISIS OF DELINQUENCY Predicting Persistent Young Offenders; D.P.Farrington Youth Violence and the Backgrounds of Chronic Violent Offenders; L.A.Greenfeld and M.A.Henneberg PART III: PROBLEMS IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN JUVENILE JUSTICE The New Political Consensus on Youth Justice in Britain; A.Rutherford Juvenile Justice Professionals: Opponents of Reform; R.A.Rossum Common Sense and Juvenile Justice in America; E.Meese III Law, Morality and the Common Good; J.Sacks PART III: TEACHING VIRTUE IN JUVENILE JUSTICE, FAMILY AND EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS Juvenile Probation on the Eve of the Next Millennium; R.P.Corbett, Jr The Center of Concern: Crime and the Family; P.Morgan Reducing Delinquency by Improving Character; J.S.Smith Afterword; M.Tuck Index

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