Juvenile Justice

Lisa Rapp-Paglicci

in Social Work

ISBN: 9780195389678
Published online December 2009 | | DOI:
Juvenile Justice

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The topic of juvenile justice is expansive, and multiple fields, such as social work, criminology, psychology, law, and education, are engaged in its study, policies, and practice. This entry focuses on social work’s perspective of juvenile justice but does include other fields. Several components are included under the umbrella of juvenile justice, such as the juvenile justice system (courts, probation, sanctions, and so forth); the juvenile offender; demographics, theories about delinquency, and so forth; intervention (empirically based prevention, intervention, programs, and so forth); and policies (laws and rules pertinent to juveniles in both the juvenile and the criminal justice systems). In addition, numerous subspecialties are encompassed under the umbrella of juvenile justice, such as sexual offenders, child maltreatment, family violence, school bullying and violence, the death penalty, substance abuse, violent offenders, racial inequities, female offenders, mentally ill juvenile offenders, and gangs. Regrettably, this bibliography cannot cover all of these topics; however, it will include resources on the juvenile court, juvenile gangs, female juvenile offenders, race and juvenile justice, and treatment and prevention.

Article.  5499 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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