Treating Juvenile Offenders: Best Practices and Emerging Critical Issues



According to the most recent report available from the US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), in 2008 juveniles accounted for about 16% of all arrests for violent crime and 26% of all arrests for property crime (Puzzanchera 2009). Although these rates represent an overall decline of 3% in juvenile arrests from the year prior, and a decline of 16% from 10 years prior, the absolute number of juvenile arrests is still daunting. In 2008, there were an estimated 2.11 million arrests of juveniles, and about 96,000 (5%) of those were for the index violent crimes of murder/nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault (Puzzanchera 2009).


Antisocial Behavior Violent Crime Psychopathic Trait Juvenile Offender Juvenile Justice System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRutgers UniversityNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family and Child StudiesMontclair State UniversityMontclairUSA

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