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"This is a breakthrough book-commentary and discussion ahead of relevant, complete articles/essays- profound!"
This book is a well rounded presentation of not only historical concepts and logic regarding the evolution of the juvenile justice system, but the research articles included are valuable to the learning process. It gives my students something extra and promotes open discussion of the subject matter.
I really like the text/reader format. Students can see the raw material from which textbooks are constructed. The format also forces the authors to be more concise and relevant in their summaries of the various topics.
This is just not the best book for my class. It would be a good supplemental text. I was seeking a primary text
Whilst it proved an interesting read - and may have been useful in a longer course - it provided only an American perspective.
I liked the supplemental readings but found that the course I am teaching is an intro level juvenile justice course. I felt like the readings would be appropriate for more advanced students.
A useful and informative resource which is ideal for those students who want to explore this area in greater details.
Fulfills need for basic information plus teaching critical thinking and comprehension skills. Provides multiple points of view and jumping-off places for discussion and inquiry.