ERIC Number: ED457275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, At Risk Persons, Child Development, Crime Prevention, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Females, Hispanic Americans, Juvenile Justice, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination, Sex Differences, Social Influences, Trend Analysis, Urban Youth, Violence
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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.