International Handbook of Juvenile Justice

  • Josine Junger-Tas
  • Scott. H. Decker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. The Anglo-Saxon Orientation

  3. Western Continental Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Anne Wyvekens
      Pages 173-186
    3. Catherine Van Dijk, Els Dumortier, Christian Eliaerts
      Pages 187-223
    4. Karin Bruckmüller
      Pages 263-294
    5. Calliope D. Spinellis, Aglaia Tsitsoura
      Pages 309-324
    6. Cristina Rechea Alberola, Esther Fernández Molina
      Pages 325-348
  4. Eastern Europe

About this book

Introduction

This comprehensive reference work presents an in-depth analysis on the juvenile justice systems of 19 different countries, both in EU-member states (old and new) and in the United States and Canada. The book is the result of research conducted by a group of outstanding scholars working in the field of juvenile justice. The book reflects a collective concern about trends in juvenile justice over the past two decades; trends that have begun to blur the difference between criminal and juvenile justice. The last chapter highlights similarities and differences between the various systems, identifying three clusters of countries with a similar approach to juvenile justice. In particular, differences are found between the Anglo-Saxon countries, and continental Europe. The former have a more formal "justice" approach, with a strong emphasis on the accountability of juveniles, "just desert" principles, and retribution, while the latter still operate on a "welfare" philosophy. Two special systems, the Scottish Hearing system and the Scandinavian model, are presented as well.

Keywords

Juvenile Court Juvenile Justice Reform UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Youth Crime age of criminal responsibility boot camps juvenile justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Josine Junger-Tas
    • 1
  • Scott. H. Decker
    • 2
  1. 1.University of UtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Arizona State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09478-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-09477-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-09478-6
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