Careers in the Juvenile Justice System


Author: Corona Brezina
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1435852672
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 5384

Discusses the distinctive nature of juvenile justice, working in juvenile courts and in probation and corrections, such related occupations as special advocates and counselors, and the preparations necessary for a career in juvenile justice.

A Guide to Study Skills and Careers in Criminal Justice and Public Security


Author: Frank Schmalleger,Catherine D. Marcum
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506323715
Category: Social Science
Page: 112
View: 2382

A Guide to Study Skills and Careers in Criminal Justice and Public Security is the ultimate how-to resource for success in the study of criminal justice. Renowned author Frank Schmalleger, who has over 40 years of field experience, has teamed up with researcher and educator Catherine D. Marcum to introduce students to the field of criminal justice, break down its many components, and describe a variety of employment opportunities available to criminal justice graduates. Students will learn how to effectively approach the study of criminal justice; communicate successfully with professors, peers, and potential employers; choose classes that will assist with career goals; develop good study habits and critical thinking skills; and write effectively in criminal justice. Additionally, as their academic careers advance, students will gain insights into how to best prepare for successful careers.

From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime

Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention
Author: Rolf Loeber,David P. Farrington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199828180
Category: Law
Page: 416
View: 4531

What makes a juvenile delinquent develop into an adult criminal? Edited by two leading authorities in the fields of psychology and criminology, Transitions from Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime examines why the period of transition to adulthood is important and how it can be better understood and addressed both inside and outside of the justice system. With serious scholarly analysis and practical policy proposals, this book addresses what can be done to ensure that today's juvenile delinquents do not become tomorrow's adult criminals.

Careers in the Court System


Author: Tamra Orr
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1435852656
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 9324

Discusses criminal justice in the United States, occupations from judge and lawyer to such support staff as court reporter and paralegal, the preparations necessary for such careers, and possible future developments.

Careers in Criminal Justice and Related Fields: From Internship to Promotion


Author: J. Harr,Kären Hess
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495600326
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
View: 4797

This comprehensive text provides your students with the invaluable information they need to help them enter and succeed in the field of criminal justice from finding an internship to identifying the right criminal justice profession for them. Written by seasoned professionals, CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION, 6E, guides students in developing job-search strategies: offering key information on internship requirements, professional conduct, resumes, interviews, and locating jobs. The text is also a highly effective resource to those already in the field who are interested in professional development, job change and promotional advancement. The new edition features expanded coverage of key topics such as disqualifiers for positions, new emergency-management jobs, internship opportunities, cover letter preparation, career decision-making tools, and interviewing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Juvenile Justice

A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice
Author: Steven M. Cox,Jennifer M. Allen,Robert D. Hanser,John J. Conrad
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321959
Category: Law
Page: 472
View: 8959

Brief, focused, and up-to-date, this must-have text by Stephen Cox, Jennifer Allen, and Robert Hanser takes students on a journey through the juvenile justice system by covering topics such as the history of the juvenile justice system, crime measurements, theories of crime causation, the juvenile justice process, community-based sanctions, treatment and rehabilitation, gangs, and international youth crime. Featuring new examples and new illustrations, Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice, Eighth Edition helps readers develop a comprehensive understanding of the interrelationships among theory, policy, and the practical world of juvenile justice today.

A New Juvenile Justice System

Total Reform for a Broken System
Author: Nancy E. Dowd
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 147984389X
Category: Law
Page: 400
View: 7418

A New Juvenile Justice System aims at nothing less than a complete reform of the existing system: not minor change or even significant overhaul, but the replacement of the existing system with a different vision. The authors in this volume—academics, activists, researchers, and those who serve in the existing system—all respond in this collection to the question of what the system should be. Uniformly, they agree that an ideal system should be centered around the principle of child well-being and the goal of helping kids to achieve productive lives as citizens and members of their communities. Rather than the existing system, with its punitive, destructive, undermining effect and uneven application by race and gender, these authors envision a system responsive to the needs of youth as well as to the community’s legitimate need for public safety. How, they ask, can the ideals of equality, freedom, liberty, and self-determination transform the system? How can we improve the odds that children who have been labeled as “delinquent” can make successful transitions to adulthood? And how can we create a system that relies on proven, family-focused interventions and creates opportunities for positive youth development? Drawing upon interdisciplinary work as well as on-the-ground programs and experience, the authors sketch out the broad parameters of such a system. Providing the principles, goals, and concrete means to achieve them, this volume imagines using our resources wisely and well to invest in all children and their potential to contribute and thrive in our society.

Combating Violent Crime

Twenty-Four Recommendations to Strengthen Criminal Justice
Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781568067667
Category: Social Science
Page: 58
View: 3062



Careers in the Corrections System


Author: Daniel E. Harmon
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1435852664
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 4903

Discusses the distinctive nature of the corrections system, working in prisons and jails, such related occupations as probation and parole officer, the preparations necessary for a career in corrections, and possible future developments.

Careers in Criminal Justice and Related Fields: From Internship to Promotion


Author: J. Scott Harr,Kären M. Hess
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111782709
Category: Education
Page: 368
View: 4052

This comprehensive text provides your students with the invaluable information they need to help them enter and succeed in the field of criminal justice from finding an internship to identifying the right criminal justice profession for them. Written by seasoned professionals, CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION, 6E, guides students in developing job-search strategies: offering key information on internship requirements, professional conduct, resumes, interviews, and locating jobs. The text is also a highly effective resource to those already in the field who are interested in professional development, job change and promotional advancement. The new edition features expanded coverage of key topics such as disqualifiers for positions, new emergency-management jobs, internship opportunities, cover letter preparation, career decision-making tools, and interviewing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

States of Delinquency

Race and Science in the Making of California's Juvenile Justice System
Author: Miroslava Chavez-Garcia
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520951557
Category: History
Page: 314
View: 9323

This unique analysis of the rise of the juvenile justice system from the nineteenth to twentieth centuries uses one of the harshest states—California—as a case study for examining racism in the treatment of incarcerated young people of color. Using rich new untapped archives, States of Delinquency is the first book to explore the experiences of young Mexican Americans, African Americans, and ethnic Euro-Americans in California correctional facilities including Whittier State School for Boys and the Preston School of Industry. Miroslava Chávez-García examines the ideologies and practices used by state institutions as they began to replace families and communities in punishing youth, and explores the application of science and pseudo-scientific research in the disproportionate classification of youths of color as degenerate. She also shows how these boys and girls, and their families, resisted increasingly harsh treatment and various kinds of abuse, including sterilization.

The Criminal Career

The Danish Longitudinal Study
Author: Britta Kyvsgaard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139434713
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 5405

How can the average 'criminal career' be characterized and how common are career criminals? Does offending become more specialized and/or more serious as people get older? Do female careers in crime differ from those of males in substance or only in magnitude? Britta Kyvsgaard examines these questions through her longitudinal analysis of the life circumstances and criminal pursuits of 45,000 Danish offenders. This 2002 book provides a remarkably broad assessment of the full spectrum of criminal career patterns. The data, unparalleled in size and quality, allows powerful analyses of criminal behavior, even among relatively small demographic subgroups. Kyvsgaard is thus able to make solid assessments of offending patterns for males and females, juveniles and middle-aged adults, and employed and unemployed individuals. Furthermore, she examines the empirical evidence of the effects of deterrence and incapacitation. Her findings suggest rehabilitation as an alternative worthy of further research.

Career Criminals in Society


Author: Matt DeLisi
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412905540
Category: Social Science
Page: 197
View: 2262

Career Criminals in Society examines the small but dangerous group of repeat offenders who are most damaging to society. The book encourages readers to think critically about the causes of criminal behavior and the potential of the criminal justice system to reduce crime. Author Matt DeLisi draws upon his own practitioner experience, interviewing criminal defendants to argue that career criminals can be combated only with a combination of prevention efforts and retributive criminal justice system policies.

Delinquency Careers in Two Birth Cohorts


Author: Paul E. Tracy,Marvin E. Wolfgang,Robert M. Figlio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468470507
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 6609

Delinquency in a Birth Cohort, published in 1972, was the first criminologi cal birth cohort study in the United States. Nils Christie, in Unge norske lovorertredere, had done the first such study as his dissertation at the University of Oslo in 1960. Professor Thorsten Sellin was the inspiration for the U.S. study. He could read Norwegian, and I could a little because I studied at the University of Oslo in my graduate years. Our interest in pursuing a birth cohort study in the United States was fostered by the encouragement of Saleem Shah who awarded us a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to begin our birth cohort studies at the University of Pennsylvania by investigating the delinquency of the 1945 cohort. We studied this group of 9,945 boys extensively through official criminal history and school records of their juvenile years. Subsequently, we followed up the cohort as adults using both adult arrest histories and an interview of a sample of the cohort. Our follow-up study was published as From Boy to Man, From Delinquen cy to Crime in 1987.

The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice


Author: Barry C. Feld,Donna M. Bishop
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195385101
Category: Law
Page: 934
View: 1315

State-of-the-art critical reviews of recent scholarship on the causes of juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice system responses, and public policies to prevent and reduce youth crime are brought together in a single volume authored by leading scholars and researchers in neuropsychology, developmental and social psychology, sociology, history, criminology/criminal justice, and law.

Juvenile Offenders and Victims

National Report
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile delinquents
Page: N.A
View: 3159



Misdemeanor Prosecution

Your Legal Rights
Author: Carla Mooney
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477780319
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 1202

Far too often, teens find themselves caught up in the legal system over actions that didn’t seem like a big deal at the time. Unforeseen consequences of small pranks, petty theft, public drinking or urination, simple assault, and trespassing can become too overwhelming for somebody without legal experience, resources, or know-how. This simple guide defines misdemeanors and minor offenses, explains what to do when cited for one, and narrates the court experience in an accessible way. Most important, it also guides readers who may have already encountered trouble on successfully moving beyond it and avoiding further problems down the line.

Careers in Criminal Justice


Author: Coy H. Johnston
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483364593
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 1874

Coy H. Johnston’s concise, yet thorough and creative text, Careers in Criminal Justice, prepares students to plan, pursue, and realize their career goals—from conception through the hiring process. The book's contemporary approach emphasizes student self-reflection and pragmatism in the pursuit of self-fulfillment and happiness. With coverage of over forty careers in policing, courts, corrections, and victims services, this text provides a comprehensive overview of the most popular and growing careers in the field. Readers are provided self assessment tools to enhance self awareness and steer them toward realistic and suitable careers in criminal justice. This easy-to-read guide is organized to facilitate understanding and encourage growth throughout the reader’s career.

Juvenile Offenders and Victims

National Report
Author: Howard N. Snyder,Melissa Sickmund
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Victims of crimes
Page: 221
View: 8457

This report offers the Congress, State legislators and other State and local policymakers, professors and teachers, juvenile justice professionals, and concerned citizens solid answers to the most frequently asked questions about the nature of juvenile crime and victimization and about the justice system's response. Citing FBI and other data sources, the Report demonstrates that the rate of juvenile violent crime arrests -- after peaking in 1994 -- has consistently decreased over the past several years. The Report also summarizes data on school violence and describes the recent downturn in the violent victimization of youth. Illustrated with dozens of color maps, graphs and tables.

Continuity and Discontinuity in Criminal Careers


Author: Paul E. Tracy,Kimberly Kempf-Leonard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306453472
Category: Political Science
Page: 263
View: 4576

It takes courage to do research on crime and delinquency. Such research is typically conducted in an atmosphere of concern about the problem it addresses and is typically justified as an attempt to discover new facts or to evaluate innovative programs or policies. When, as must often be the case, no new facts are forthcoming or innovative programs turn out not to work, hopes are dashed and time and money are felt to have been wasted. Because they take more time, longitudinal studies require even greater amounts of courage. If the potential for discovery is enhanced, so is the risk of wasted effort. Long-term longitudinal studies are thought to be especially risky for other reasons as well. Theories, issues, and sta tistical methods in vogue at the time they were planned may not be in vogue when they are finally executed. Perhaps worse, according to some perspectives, the structure of causal factors may shift during the execu tion of a longitudinal project such that in the end its findings apply to a reality that no longer exists. These fears and expectations assume an ever-changing world and a corresponding conception of research as a more or less disciplined search for news. Such ideas belittle the contributions of past research and leave us vulnerable to theories, programs, policies, and research agendas that may have only tenuous connections to research of any kind.