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ERIC Number: ED457275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 403
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-309-06842-8
Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice. Panel on Juvenile Crime: Prevention, Treatment, and Control.
McCord, Joan, Ed.; Widom, Cathy Spatz, Ed.; Crowell, Nancy A., Ed.
This book discusses patterns and trends in crimes committed by children and adolescents, analyzing youth crime as a subset of general crime and studying the impact of race and gender. It evaluates different approaches to forecasting future crime rates. Data come from a national panel that examined what is known about juvenile crime and its prevention, treatment, and control. Six chapters discuss: (1) "Introduction" (e.g., child and adolescent development and international perspectives); (2) "Patterns and Trends in Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice" (e.g., crime trends and girls and delinquency); (3) "The Development of Delinquency" (e.g., individual, social, and community risk factors); (4) "Preventing Juvenile Crime" (e.g., family, school-based, peer group, and community interventions); (5) "The Juvenile Justice System" (e.g., history of the juvenile justice system, girls in the juvenile justice system, and recent legislative changes); and (6) "Race, Crime, and Juvenile Justice: The Issue of Racial Disparity" (racial disparity and bias in the juvenile justice system). Four appendixes present a definition of offenses used in uniform crime reporting; "The Indeterminacy of Forecasts of Crime Rates and Juvenile Offenses" (Kenneth C. Land and Patricia L. McCall); workshop agendas; and biographical sketches. (Contains approximately 800 references.) (SM)
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC, 20418 ($39.95). Tel: 202-334-3313; Tel: 800-624-6242 (Toll Free); Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Safe and Drug Free Schools Program.; Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.