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Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice

Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice

Edited by:
  • Marilyn D. McShane - University of Houston, Texas, Prairie View A&M University, Texas
  • Frank P Williams III - Professor Emeritus in Social Work, California State University, San Bernardino, Prairie View A&M University, Texas

Other Titles in:
Criminal Justice

February 2003 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
'For libraries that cater for criminal and juvenile studies, this lucid and informative resource would be a useful purchase' - Reference Reviews

The Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice provides more than 200 up-to-date, concise, and readable entries in a single, authoritative volume. The editors, noted authors of several criminal justice books and editors of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Prisons (Garland, 1997), cover historical and contemporary theories, concepts and real-world practices of juvenile justice.

Key Features:

· More than 200 articles, written by a stellar collection of both academics and professionals in juvenile justice

· Complete review of the complicated juvenile legal and court system, juvenile punishment, rehabilitation efforts and legislation

· Extensive entries on child and adolescent crimes, pathologies and problems

· Coverage of psychological, biological, and sociological theories of delinquency, as well as historic `body type' theories

· Profiles historic theorists and policymakers in juvenile justice

· Includes a special appendix on print and electronic resources on juvenile justice

· Comprehensive index, including a reader's guide that facilitates browsing and offers easy access to information

Appendix: Print and Electronic Resources on Juvenile Justice

“There is no comparable work. Useful for anyone doing research in the field of juvenile justice. Highly recommended.”


“What makes this work truly usable is its wonderful indexing and exceptional bibliographies. . . . If juvenile interaction with the judicial system is a research topic at your school, this volume is one of the best sources.”


"The contributors consistently present complex material with a readable style relatively free of technical jargon. Accordingly, this outstanding reference work is highly recommended for school and public library collections, as well as academic libraries and criminal justice collections."


"This attractively produced Encyclopedia, with many well-written and informative articles, will surely be a useful resource for any party seeking basic information on a range of topics related to juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice. It can be recommended for purchase by public libraries as well as college and university libraries and those serving a scholarly community with an interest in juvenile justice issues."

David O. Friedrichs
American Reference Books Annual
American Reference Books Annual

"This new reference guide explores these historical trends and the nature of the juvenile justice process today. From Edwin Sutherland to Marvin Wolfgang, the research and writing of leading theorists in juvenile criminology is examined. . . . The entries emphasize the research foundations of juvenile justice theory and provide numerous suggestions for further research. Although aimed at an academic audience, this guide will also serve public libraries."

John R.M. Lawrence, Reference Librarian
East Carolina University
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