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

  5. Two Special Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-437
    2. Michele Burman, Paul Bradshaw, Neil Hutton, Fergus McNeill, Mary Munro
      Pages 439-471
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 533-549

About this book


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 introduction 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.


Crime Criminal Justice Delinquency England USA

Editors and affiliations

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

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