Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
- Barry A. Krisberg - University of California, Berkeley, USA
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency brings into focus the causes of delinquency and provides students with a broad, up-to-date review of the latest research, statistical data, theories, and court decisions in the U.S. juvenile justice system. Author Barry Krisberg writes from a research-based approach which offers students pragmatic solutions to problems within the system—focusing on the reformative power of redemptive justice. Students will take away a foundational understanding of the current policies and issues shaping the juvenile justice system and practical strategies for helping juveniles improve and move their lives in a more positive direction.
“[Juvenile Justice and Delinquency] is a concise and accessible introduction to the juvenile justice system that is appropriate for undergraduate students who are interested in juvenile justice or child welfare issues.”
“Strengths include the brief overview of key juvenile delinquency theories, inclusion of chapters on adolescent development and trauma, and policy focus”
“The history chapter was very thorough. There were facts presented in this chapter that I had never seen in other textbooks. I liked the references to best practices toward the end of the book in chapter eight.”