Determining how to handle juveniles when they commit crimes is not an easy task for legal researchers and practitioners. This month the Law Library has added several new resources on juvenile justice to assist with understanding the many issues surrounding the topic.
- Cathryn Crawford, Promise Unfulfilled: Juvenile Justice in America (2012).
This resource brings together contributions from advocates, academics, and policy experts to discuss current problems with the juvenile justice system in the United States and proposes recommendations for reforms. It also provides an overview of the history of juvenile courts, and discussions about barriers to effective juvenile defense and the over-referral of some juveniles to the court system.
- J. Junger-Tas, The Many Faces of Youth Crime: Contrasting Theoretical Perspectives on Juvenile Delinquency Across Countries and Cultures (2012).
This resource is based on analysis of the second International Self-Report Delinquency study. It includes reports on the characteristics, experiences, and behaviors of migrant youth from different cultures, discusses the differences between youth in different countries and the nature and extent of their delinquency, and contains detailed chapters about family, school, neighborhood, lifestyle, and peers and the impact those things have on delinquency.
- The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice (Barry C. Feld & Donna M. Bishop, eds. 2012).
This resource provides researchers with a timely overview of information discussing what causes delinquency and developments in the juvenile justice system designed to prevent and control youth crime. Researchers will also find historical information about the origins of the juvenile court system.
For more information about new titles added to the Law Library’s collection, visit the New Acquisitions page at: http://law.nccu.edu/library/about/new-acquisitions/.