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The Juvenile Offender

Theory, Research and Applications

  • Robert D. Hoge

Part of the Outreach Scholarship book series (OUTR, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 359-436

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a discussion ofadvances in our understanding of the juvenile offender. These derive from psychological and criminological theoryand researchonthe phenomenonofyouth crime and from efforts on the part of social science researchers and practitioners to develop and evaluate new approaches to prevention and treatment. The theoretical and empirical advances relate, first, to analyses of the nature and extent ofyouth crime. This is reflected, for example, in various descriptive and classification systems developed for characterizingjuvenile offenders. Significant advances are also being made in understanding the risk factors associated with youthful criminal activity, as well as the processes linking the risk factors with antisocial behaviors. This understanding is based on theory and research relatingto the correlates andcauses ofdelinquency. The advances in our understanding of the nature, correlates, and causes of juvenile crime are accompanied by progress in analyzing the treatment ofyouth in juvenile justice systems and in developing and evaluating alternative approaches to treatment. These efforts include research on decision-making within juvenile justice systems and the development of screening and assessment tools. This also includes efforts to develop and evaluate effective prevention and treatment programs for use with youths involved in criminal activity and those at risk for this activity.

Keywords

Crime Criminal Behavior behavior prevention

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert D. Hoge
    • 1
  1. 1.Carleton UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1563-0
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5616-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1563-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7081
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