A Handbook for Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Systems by James C. Howell, Mark W. Lipsey, John J. Wilson

By James C. Howell, Mark W. Lipsey, John J. Wilson

This guide promotes a accomplished procedure based on evidence-based programming for juvenile justice structures to undertake or improve their present method. the excellent approach is supported strongly by means of the wide study base that's now to be had. This method acknowledges, first, quite small percentage of the juveniles who at the beginning input the juvenile justice process will turn out to be severe, violent, or continual offenders, yet that crew money owed for a wide share of the final volume of delinquency. an incredible section of a complete evidence-based juvenile justice method, hence, is distinguishing those offenders from others and focusing realization and assets on that smaller team. moment, a accomplished process acknowledges that severe, violent, or persistent delinquency emerges alongside developmental pathways that development from much less to extra critical profiles of offending. precedence needs to be given to interrupting those criminal careers by way of calibrating the extent of supervision and keep an eye on of the juveniles’ habit to their point of chance. The 3rd significant component to a entire procedure, consequently, is efficacious intervention courses which are able to lowering the recidivism of these juveniles in danger for additional delinquency. the great process for severe, Violent, and protracted Juvenile Offenders is an administrative framework that helps a continuum of companies that parallel the advance of criminal careers. This framework emphasizes evidence-based programming particularly on recidivism relief, and helps protocols for constructing accomplished treatment options that fit powerful providers with criminal remedy wishes alongside the life-course of antisocial careers, as they movement from consumption onward, to probation, neighborhood courses, confinement, and reentry. Juvenile justice platforms will take advantage of incorporation of a entire procedure as supplied within the guide.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Handbook for Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Systems PDF

Best criminology books

Killer Priest: The Crimes, Trial, and Execution of Father Hans Schmidt

He used to be a Catholic priest and a killer. Hans Schmidt, ordained in Germany in 1904, arrived within the usa in 1908 and was once assigned to St. John's Parish in Louisville, Kentucky. Arguments with the minister ended in Schmidt's move to St. Boniface Church in ny urban. There he met appealing Anna Aumuller, a housekeeper for the rectory who had lately emigrated from Austria.

Law and Order in a Weak State: Crime and Politics in Papua New Guinea (Pacific Islands Monograph Series)

Twenty-five years after independence, Papua New Guinea is beset by way of social, fiscal, and political difficulties: poverty and inequality, a tender and increasing inhabitants, a stagnant financial system, corruption, and emerging crime. The country has not just didn't include those difficulties yet has develop into gradually implicated of their patience.

Killer Priest: The Crimes, Trial, and Execution of Father Hans Schmidt (Crime, Media, and Popular Culture)

He was once a Catholic priest and a killer. Hans Schmidt, ordained in Germany in 1904, arrived within the usa in 1908 and was once assigned to St. John's Parish in Louisville, Kentucky. Arguments with the minister ended in Schmidt's move to St. Boniface Church in big apple urban. There he met appealing Anna Aumuller, a housekeeper for the rectory who had lately emigrated from Austria.

Women Criminals : An Encyclopedia of People and Issues [2 volumes]

The two-volume ladies Criminals: An Encyclopedia of individuals and matters? /i> addresses either key issues and key figures in women's crime. the 1st quantity offers topical essays approximately components severe to the knowledge of girl criminals, comparable to the definition of women's crime, reasons of women's criminal activity, ethnic and age range in lady criminals, and responses of the legal justice procedure.

Extra resources for A Handbook for Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Systems

Example text

The section that follows reviews offender career trajectories in more detail and provides a developmental theory that accounts for the main trajectories. indb 31 5/29/14 10:55 AM 32 Chapter 2 A pertinent question, then, is this: What are the stepping stones to the SVC level of delinquency involvement? , 1993; see also Kelley, Loeber, Keenan, and Zang, 1997). 4, these are the authority conflict pathway, the covert pathway, and the overt pathway. The authority conflict pathway consists of predelinquent offenses, the covert pathway consists of concealing and serious property offenses, and the overt pathway consists of violent offenses.

These groups can be distinguished by their risk factors, making systematic risk assessment, and differential JJ response on the basis of that risk assessment, a core element of effective JJ practice. Second, a comprehensive strategy recognizes that serious, violent, or chronic delinquency emerges along developmental pathways that progress from less to more serious profiles of offending. The various stages of that progression are marked by increasingly serious and numerous risk factors, and diminishing protective or promotive factors, that will also be reflected in the results of systematic risk assessment.

In sum, the most effective allocation of limited resources will be to focus them on the relatively few offenders with potential for SVC careers. High-risk females and males alike should be targeted for intensive supervision and services. Further analysis should focus on recidivism reductions that accrue from service matching and program improvements in each state. Low risk youth with low likelihood of becoming SVC offenders should be diverted out of the system immediately. Moderate and high risk offenders should receive increasingly progressive sanctions and intensive services.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.66 of 5 – based on 48 votes