Handbook of Youth and Justice

  • Susan O. White

Part of the The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice book series (PSIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Law and Social Science Perspectives on Youth and Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Finkelhor, Mallie J. Paschall, Patricia Y. Hashima
      Pages 11-28
  3. Victimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Cathy Spatz Widom
      Pages 31-47
    3. David Finkelhor, Patricia Y. Hashima
      Pages 49-78
    4. Daniel Linz, Dorothy Imrich
      Pages 79-111
  4. Offending

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. James Alan Fox, Jodi Brown, Mary Ann Zager, Monica Bartlett
      Pages 115-134
    3. Meda Chesney-Lind
      Pages 135-158
    4. Susan Ehrlich Martin
      Pages 159-189
  5. Cross-Cultural Patterns of Delinquency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. James O. Finckenauer
      Pages 193-206
    3. Rosemary Barberet
      Pages 207-220
  6. Environmental Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Joan McCord
      Pages 223-235
    3. James F. Short Jr.
      Pages 237-264
    4. Robert J. Bursik Jr.
      Pages 265-275
    5. Ruth D. Peterson, Lauren J. Krivo, Maria B. Vélez
      Pages 277-286

About this book


When approached by Plenum to put together a volume of social science research on the topic of "youth and justice," I found the interdisciplinary challenge of such a project intriguing. Having spent 2 years as Director of the Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation, I was well aware of the rich diversity of research that could fit within that topic. I also knew that excellent research on youth and justice was coming from different communities of researchers who often were isolated from each other in their respective disciplines as psychologists, sociologists, criminologists, or policy analysts. I saw this project as an opportunity to break down some of this isolation by introducing these researchers-and their work-to each other and to the broader community of social scientists interested in law and justice. There was another gap, or set of gaps, to be bridged as well. The juvenile justice system and the criminal justice system differ in significant ways, and the civil justice system, which is a major venue for issues of youth and justice, is yet another separate world. Few researchers are likely to know the whole picture. For example, a focus on juvenile justice often ignores the extent to which civil justice proceedings shape the lives of young people through divorce, custody, adoption, family preservation policies, and other actions (and vice versa).


Child Abuse Crime Criminal Violence Criminology Delinquency Gang Violence environment psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan O. White
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New HampshireDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1289-9
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5480-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1289-9
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