ERIC Number: ED357107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Juvenile Justice and Public Policy: Toward a National Agenda.
Schwartz, Ira M., Ed.
Some of the most critical and troubling issues in juvenile justice are addressed to serve as a catalyst and resource for developing sound juvenile justice public policy decisions. The following chapters examine juvenile court policies, special issues, and cost-effective interventions, and present findings of a national survey of public attitudes toward juvenile crime: (1) "Youth Crime and Its Prevention: A Research Agenda" (B. Krisberg); (2) "The New Youth Gangs: Social Policy and Malignant Neglect" (C. R. Huff); (3) "Juvenile Diversion: The Ongoing Search for Alternatives" (M. Ezell); (4) "Criminalizing the Juvenile Court: A Research Agenda for the 1990s" (B. C. Feld); (5) "The Rights of Children and the Juvenile Court" (F. A. Orlando and G. L. Crippen); (6) "Prosecutors and Juvenile Justice: New Roles and Perspectives" (J. Shine and D. Price); (7) "Interagency Services in Juvenile Justice Systems" (M. Soler); (8) "Public Policy and the Incarceration of Juveniles: Directions for the 1990s" (I. M. Schwartz and R. Van Vleet); (9) "Special Issues in Juvenile Justice: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity" (K. H. Federle and M. Chesney-Lind); (10) "The Private Sector in Juvenile Corrections" (Y. Bakal and H. Lowell); (11) "Juvenile Crime-Fighting Policies: What the Public Really Wants" (I. M. Schwartz); and (12) "Toward a National Juvenile Justice Agenda" (I. M. Schwartz). Eight tables and eight figures illustrate the discussions. References follow each chapter. (SLD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agenda Setting, Childrens Rights, Crime Prevention, Decision Making, Delinquency, Disadvantaged Youth, Ethnic Groups, Juvenile Courts, Juvenile Gangs, Juvenile Justice, National Surveys, Policy Formation, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Social Values
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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