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Truancy Prevention and Intervention: A Practical Guide

Lynn Bye, Michelle E. Alvarez, Janet Haynes, and Cindy E. Sweigart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398496
eISBN:
9780199777402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398496.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Research has shown that truancy is frequently associated with juvenile crime and dropping out of school altogether. With the high dropout rate in the U.S. and the No Child Left Behind Act holding ... More


Not Getting Them Young

Ted Gest

in Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Violent crime is committed disproportionately by young men, but government never has conducted a coherent, aggressive campaign against serious juvenile delinquency. The fragmentation has been evident ... More


Conducting Research in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings

Michael G. Vaughn, Carrie Pettus-Davis, and Jeffrey J. Shook

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199782857
eISBN:
9780199949663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782857.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Communities and Organizations

The growth of the criminal justice system poses a number of significant problems that require ongoing research efforts by scholars across multiple disciplines. Despite the impact that the criminal ... More


Juveniles at Risk: A Plea for Preventive Justice

Christopher Slobogin and Mark R. Fondacaro

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199778355
eISBN:
9780199895151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778355.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

First established at the end of the 19th century, the juvenile justice system has long been searching for an effective set of guiding principles. Over the last hundred years, through a series of ... More


The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Ellen D. Wu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the “yellow peril” to “model minorities”—peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, ... More


Child Protection in America: Past, Present, and Future

John E. B. Myers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195169355
eISBN:
9780199893348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169355.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Child abuse and neglect are serious social problems. Preventing maltreatment from occurring and, when prevention fails, intervening to protect children, are vital concerns for policy makers, the ... More


Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Ted Gest

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The crime rate in the US has exploded since 1960. Despite decreases in recent years, reported violence in 2001 exceeded the levels of the late 1970s. Government at all levels has tried to address the ... More


Contemporary Crime Politics in Congress

Lisa L. Miller

in The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty, and the Politics of Crime Control

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331684
eISBN:
9780199867967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331684.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Drawing on three datasets of congressional hearings on crime, this chapter offers a picture of the interest group environment at the national level that is decidedly skewed toward government ... More


Local Studies of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice

Francis Wing-lin Lee

in Nurturing Pillars of Society: Understanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028801
eISBN:
9789882207226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In this chapter, three particular studies regarding juvenile delinquency and justice are analyzed. The first study, “Research on Social Causes of Juvenile Crime,” is the most current research that ... More


Rights-Based Restorative Justice in Canada: From Silence to Citizenship

Shannon A. Moore and Richard C. Mitchell

in Law and Childhood Studies: Current Legal Issues Volume 14

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652501
eISBN:
9780191739217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter presents selected preliminary findings from an exploratory, qualitative study that began in 2008 utilizing grounded theory, analytical and methodological procedures to investigate ... More


Nurturing Pillars of Society: Understanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong

Francis Wing-lin Lee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028801
eISBN:
9789882207226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The younger generation—those under the age of 25—account for more than a quarter of Hong Kong's population. A much misunderstood group, these people have special characteristics and needs, and some ... More


Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy

Mark A. Drumbl

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199592654
eISBN:
9780191738807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592654.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The international community's efforts to halt child soldiering have yielded some successes. But this pernicious practice persists. It may shift locally, but it endures globally. Preventative measures ... More


Perspective 2: Play, Plasticity, and the Perils of Conflict: “Problematizing” Sociobiology

Melvin Konner

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Dissatisfied with the self-assured genetic-competition models of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology, authors in this volume correctly emphasize the role of plasticity—whether in the form or ... More


Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan

David Ambaras

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245792
eISBN:
9780520932203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245792.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

A study of the political, social, and cultural history of juvenile delinquency in modern Japan, this book treats the policing of urban youth as a crucial site for the development of new state ... More


Morals under Siege: The Myth and Reality of Juvenile Crime

Juliane Fürst

in Stalin's Last Generation: Soviet Post‐War Youth and the Emergence of Mature Socialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199575060
eISBN:
9780191595141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575060.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the youth's consumption of film, music, and fashion, examining non-conformist rather than integrative practices. It highlights the existence among the young of multiple ... More


Reducing the Harms of Minority Overrepresentation in American Juvenile Justice

Franklin E. Zimring

in American Juvenile Justice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181166
eISBN:
9780199943302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181166.003.0052
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter identifies some of the key policy choices that must be made in reducing injustices found in American juvenile courts. It argues that reducing the hazards of juvenile court processing may ... More


The Memorized Poem in British and American Public Education

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter investigates recitation's progress within the mass educational systems that developed in Great Britain and the United States over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ... More


Hidden Truth: Young Men Navigating Lives In and Out of Juvenile Prison

Adam Reich

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262669
eISBN:
9780520947788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262669.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book takes the reader inside a Rhode Island juvenile prison to explore broader questions of how poor, disenfranchised young men come to terms with masculinity and identity. The author, who ... More


Child Welfare and Child Well-Being: New Perspectives From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being

Mary Bruce Webb, Kathryn Dowd, Brenda Jones Harden, John Landsverk, and Mark Testa (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195398465
eISBN:
9780199863426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398465.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

The landmark National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) study represents the first effort to gather nationally representative data, based on first-hand reports, about the well-being ... More


Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

Kathleen M. Heide

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195176667
eISBN:
9780199979028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176667.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This book is about juvenile and adult sons and daughters who kill their parents. The book moves far behind the statistical correlates of parricide by synthesizing the professional literature on ... More


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