This book provides an excellent overview of American juvenile justice law from a theoretical and policy perspective. Key themes found in the book include: "Penal Proportionality for the Young Offender," "The Jurisprudence of Teen Pregnancy," and "Reducing the Harms of Minority Overrepresentation in American Juvenile Justice."
Part of the Oxford Handbook collection, this volume contains essays from prominent legal scholars and practitioners, as well as notable child psychologists on a range of topics relating to juvenile justice. Essay titles include: "Predictors of Violent Young Offenders," "Schools and Delinquency," and "Juvenile Justice Cross-Nationally Considered."
Providing a comprehensive review of the history of juvenile justice in America, this book deals with contemporary problems of juvenile crime within their historical context to highlight the lessons that can be learned for the future.
Part of the Aspen Casebook Series, this textbook covers the entire process of a juvenile justice case, from investigation to disposition. Although this is a textbook containing several different areas of children's law, an entire third of the book is devoted to discussion of juvenile justice issues.
This treatise covers a wide range of children's law topics, including a section on the American juvenile justice system. The text begins with a treatment of the history of juvenile justice law and its source of jurisdiction and proceeds through a discussion of the entire juvenile justice process, from investigation to disposition. The section ends with a forward-looking treatment of juvenile justice law.
Part of the Nutshell Series, this small treatise packs a lot of information on juvenile justice in a limited space. Beginning with the history of juvenile justice administration in America, the treatise proceeds through an overview of the entire juvenile jutice process, providing a number of citations to both state and federal juvenile law.
Run by the DOJ, this site provides information for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), as well as resources relating to other federally-funded programs geared toward the prevention of juvenile crime. Links from the OJJDP website lead to additional statistical and programming information.
The CJJ is a nation-wide organization of state advisory groups aimed at the prevention of juvenile crime and the improvement of juvenile court practices. This is a great resource for those interested in juvenile justice advocacy.