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Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders: A Sourcebook

by Howell J et al SAGE Publications, Inc
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''This sourcebook provides outstandingly important, up-to-date, and comprehensive reviews of knowledge about the prevention and treatment of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders. It is an essential reference work for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers who are interested in this topic.'' --David P. Farrington, Professor of Psychological Criminology, University of Cambridge ''At a time when the basic unit of policy about youth crime is often the sound bite, this volume shows the value of information and sustained analysis in creating a balanced program for dealing with the serious juvenile offender. The book is of value both as a specific set of youth crime proposals and as a model of the policy planning process in a difficult area.'' --Franklin E. Zimring, William Simon Professor of Law and Director, Earl Warren Legal Institute, University of California at Berkeley This indispensable sourcebook sculpts an alternative response to juvenile crime. The rise of violent crimes committed by youths and the lack of effective responses to treating juvenile offenders have underscored the dire need for a different approach. Some of the most respected experts in juvenile justice answer that need in this authoritative volume, presenting a balanced, humane, and effective strategy for change. The result is a comprehensive approach to preventing, treating, and controlling serious juvenile criminal behavior. Thorough analysis of strategy implementation complements discussion of core issues such as controlling delinquency, developing early and intensive intervention programs, risk assessment, and classification tools. The inclusion of special chapters on recent gang research and juveniles in the criminal court system make this volume the essential up-to-date resource for juvenile justice specialists. A Sourcebook: Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders gathers together information integral to the work of policymakers, lawmakers, law enforcement personnel, and social workers as well as criminal justice researchers, sociologists, and advanced students in these fields.

Trends in Juvenile Crime and Youth Violence - James C Howell, Barry Krisberg and Michael Jones
Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders - John J Wilson and James C Howell
Preventing Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offending - J David Hawkins, Richard F Catalano and Devon D Brewer
Effective Strategies from Conception to Age 6
Preventing Serious, Violent and Chronic Juvenile Offending - Devon D Brewer et al
A Review of Evaluations of Selected Strategies in Childhood, Adolescence and the Community
Graduated Sanctions for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders - Barry Krisberg et al
Risk Assessment and Classification for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders - Richard G Wiebush et al
The Prevention of Serious Delinquency and Violence - Terence P Thornberry, David Huizinga and Rolf Loeber
Implications from the Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency
Separating the Men from the Boys - Jeffrey Fagan
The Comparative Advantage of Juvenile versus Criminal Court Sanctions on Recidivism among Adolescent Felony Offenders
Gangs and Youth Violence - James C Howell
Recent Research
Conclusion - James C Howell and Barry Krisberg

Barry A. Krisberg has been the president of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) since 1983. He is known nationally for his research and expertise on juvenile justice issues and is called upon as a resource for professionals and the media. Dr. Krisberg received his master`s degree in criminology and a doctorate in sociology, both from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Krisberg has held several educational posts. He was a faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley; he was also an adjunct professor with the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Krisberg was appointed by the legislature to serve on the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Inmate Population Management. His memberships include the American Correctional Association, the National Association of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, and the Association of Criminal Justice Researchers. He is past president and fellow of the Western Society of Criminology and is the Chair of the California Attorney General`s Research Advisory Committee. In 1993 he was the recipient of the August Vollmer Award, the American Society of Criminology most prestigious award. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund named him the 1999 Grantee of the Year for his outstanding commitment and expertise in the area of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. Dr. Krisberg has several books and articles to his credit including Crime and Privilege; The Children of Ishmael: Critical Perspectives on Juvenile Justice with James Austin, Ph.D.; Juvenile Justice: Improving the Quality of Care; Reinventing Juvenile Justice with Dr. Austin; and A Sourcebook: Serious, Violent, Chronic Juvenile Offenders with James C. Howell, Ph.D.; J. David Hawkins, Ph.D.; and John J. Wilson, Esq. Dr. Krisberg is frequently called upon by private foundations to assist with the design, implementation and evaluation of programs - both their own and those of the public sector. For example, most recently, he was the Chair on an expert panel reviewing the conditions and policies of the California Youth Authority. The Annie E. Casey Foundation engaged him to assess the effectiveness of their Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, the single largest private program for juvenile justice system reform in the country. The Walter Johnson Foundation asked that he lead a Blue Ribbon Commission on California policy of out-of-state placement of delinquent youth. Baptist Community Ministries has sought his expertise on assessing the needs of troubled youth in the greater New Orleans area and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation asked that he prepare a white paper on delinquency and substance abuse. Dr. Krisberg regularly appears as an expert on national network news shows about criminal justice issues and is frequently consulted by the leading print media. . James C. (Buddy) Howell, Ph.D., worked at the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the U.S. Department of Justice for 21 years, mostly as Director of Research and Program Development. He also was also Director, National Institute of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and Deputy Administrator of OJJDP. He currently is Senior Research Associate with the National Youth Gang Center in Tallahassee, Florida and Special Advisor to the Life History Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an associate editor of the journal Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, and author of the book, Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence (Sage), and lead editor of A Sourcebook: Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders (Sage). Some of his more than 70 published works have appeared in Crime Delinquency , Criminology, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency , and Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice . Dr. Howell is very active in helping States and localities reform their juvenile justice system and employ evidence-based programs, and in working with these entities in addressing youth gang problems in a balanced approach.