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Adolescent Crime and Victimization: Sex and Gender Differences, Similarities, and Emerging Intersections  

Holly Foster

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
This essay examines sex/gender differences and similarities in offending and victimization among young people. Gender differences are pronounced for violent behaviors and smaller for minor ... More

Adolescent Development, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice  

Jennifer L. Woolard

Some form of delinquency is a normative part of adolescence for a majority of teens, yet the consequences of risky behavior and juvenile justice involvement can be severe. This article ... More

Adolescent Precursors of White-Collar Crime  

Simon I. Singer

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May 2016
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Apr 2016
Delinquency in adolescence is a known precursor to adult criminality. Nonetheless, the delinquencies of adolescents are generally considered irrelevant to adult white-collar crime. This ... More

Case Study: African-American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence  

Jody Miller

Scholarship on race, crime, and justice often remains gender blind. Researchers cannot fully understand the influences of race and racism without serious consideration of its gendered ... More

Case Study: Living the Drama—Community, Conflict, and Culture among Inner-City Boys  

David J. Harding

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Disadvantaged neighborhoods can affect criminal behavior, increasing the risk of late-onset juvenile delinquency even for young people not otherwise at risk of delinquent behavior due to ... More

Case Study: Lost and Found Christianity, Conversion, and Gang Disaffiliation in Guatemala  

Kevin O’Neill

Important research focuses on why thousands of young men and women join youth gangs, but much can be learned from looking at a single life in order to understand ways individuals manage to ... More

Case Study: Black Cannabis Dealers in a White Welfare State Race, Politics, and Street Capital in Norway  

Sveinung Sandberg

An ethnographic study of a group of young black men dealing cannabis at a drug scene called The River in Oslo demonstrates that accumulation and use of street capital can be seen as ... More

Child sexual abuse  

Dana Hayward and Ross E. Cheit

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2017
Child sexual abuse is a significant moral, legal, and social problem. Approximately 5 to 8 per cent of adult men and 15 to 20 per cent of adult women in the United States experienced ... More

Child Social Skills Training in the Prevention of Antisocial Development and Crime  

Friedrich Lösel and Doris Bender

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article studies child social skills training, which can be easily implemented by teachers in schools or preschools. This training aims to prevent antisocial development in children, ... More

Commercial sexual exploitation of children  

Jenny Pearce

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2017
This essay explores key questions emerging from recent research with children who experience commercial child sexual exploitation. It examines the discrepancies between children’s right to ... More

Communities and Delinquency  

Charis E. Kubrin

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The community or neighborhood in which juvenile lives constitute an important context and it influences juvenile delinquency. This article describes the role of communities in the ... More

Competence and Criminal Responsibility in Adolescent Defendants: The Roles of Mental Illness and Adolescent Development  

Jodi Viljoen, Erika Penner, and Ronald Roesch

The law has required that adult defendants cannot be tried unless they have an ability to understand and participate adequately in legal proceedings against them. Another legal protection ... More

The Conundrum of Girls and Juvenile Justice Processing  

Kimberly Kempf‐Leonard

Due to the under-representation of females, public officials have paid less attention to understanding their offending or to developing and assessing prevention and intervention strategies ... More

Delinquency and Comorbid Conditions  

Tamara M. Haegerich and Patrick H. Tolan

Youth who engage in delinquent acts are often more troubled than even their most antisocial behavior suggests. Much criminal behavior can be attributed to a child psychiatric disorder. ... More

Delinquency Prevention  

Brandon C. Welsh

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Delinquency prevention involves intervening in the lives of children and youths before they engage in delinquency. Delinquency control or repression responds to individuals after a ... More

Detention  

William H. Barton

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The term detention refers to that part of the juvenile justice system that handles youths between the time of their arrest and court hearings. Detention centers are secure facilities ... More

The Elusive Juvenile Court: Its Origins, Practices, and Re-Inventions  

David S. Tanenhaus

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
This article traces the ideological origins and legal foundations of the juvenile court. It examines juvenile courts at work in the early twentieth century, their guiding principles, and ... More

An Emergent Situational and Transactional Theory of Urban Youth Violence  

Deanna L. Wilkinson

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Youth violence is a public health problem that compromises the healthy development of youth and communities. This article makes an attempt to develop a theoretical model of the situational ... More

Examining the Effectiveness of Juvenile Residential Programs  

Doris Layton MacKenzie and Rachel Freeland

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Much controversy exists about the use of juvenile residential programs for delinquents. They are argued to be inherently detrimental by some, means of rehabilitation by others, and still ... More

The Front End of the Juvenile Court: Intake and Informal versus Formal Processing  

Daniel P. Mears

Print publication date:
Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
This article is focused on front-end processing in the juvenile court. The front end of juvenile justice refers to initial court decisions about how to process cases. The article discusses ... More

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