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School Crime and Juvenile Justice


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Preface Acknowledgments 1. Juvenile Crime in Society and in Schools Public Views of Juvenile Crime Some Historical Perspective Measures of Crime Police Measures of Juvenile Crime Juvenile Court Cases Self-Report Measures Victimization Surveys Measuring School Crime Measures of School Crime and Safety Victimization Reports The Effects of School Crime and Violence International Measures of School Crime and Violence 2. Justice for Juveniles Historical Overview of Juvenile Justice Juvenile Justice in America The "Child Savers" Movement The First Juvenile Court Comparison of Juvenile and Criminal Court Legal and Procedural Distinctions: Juvenile vs. Criminal Justice Challenges and Changes in Juvenile Justice U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Federal and State Legislative Changes Current Juvenile Justice Trends and Reforms 3. Explaining Delinquency and School Crime Why study theories of crime and delinquency? Types of Crime Theories Individual Explanations Psychological Explanations of Delinquency Social Structure Theory Social Process Explanations Developmental and Life-course Theories General and Integrated Theories Social Reaction Theories: Labelling and Conflict Conflict Theory Female Delinquency Applying Theories to School Crime and Justice 4. Families, Peers, Gangs and Delinquency The Family Changes in Family and Parental Roles The Family and Delinquency Do Parents Cause Delinquency? Child Abuse and Neglect Parents, School Problems and Delinquency Gangs and Delinquency Drugs and Delinquency 5. Dropout and Delinquency Perspectives on Truancy and Dropout Defining and Measuring Dropout The Extent of Absenteeism and Dropout Factors Associated with Dropping Out Consequences of Dropping Out Truancy, Dropout, and Delinquency Policy Implications of Delinquency and Dropout Truancy and Dropout Prevention Programs 6. School Environment and School Safety School Crime: Community Problem or School Problem? The Public Schools as a Source of Delinquency School Tracking and Delinquency School Funding and Educational Inequality School Reform and At-Risk Students School Programs and Teaching Strategies The Role of Parents in School Achievement Do Schools Cause Failure--and Delinquency? School Climate and Disorder Policy Implications for School Crime Prevention 7. Explaining and Predicting School Violence Identifying Youth at Risk of School Violence Criminal Profiling "Warning signs" Threat Assessment The Reliability and Validity of "Profiles" and "Warning Signs" A Theory of School Shootings Preventing School Violence 8. School Law and Students' Rights Students' Rights in School School Records and Privacy Freedom of Speech and Expression Constitutional Due Process Suspension and Expulsion Corporal Punishment Search and Seizure Rulings on Types of School Searches The Exclusionary Rule and School Searches Safe Schools: Required by Law? 9. The Police and Juvenile Crime Police Roles and Responsibilities Police Officers in Schools Police and Juvenile Offenders Police Decisions and Use of Discretion Police Diversion and Status Offenders Alternatives to Police Arrest and Custody Police and Juveniles' Legal Rights Are SRO's School Officials or Police Officials? Fingerprinting, Photographing, and Records 10. The Juvenile Court History and Development of the Juvenile Court Juvenile Transfers to Adult Court Are Juveniles Different from Adults? Do Juvenile Transfers Make a Difference? Current Juvenile Court Trends and Reforms 11. Juvenile Corrections Residential Programs and Institutional Corrections History and Development of Juvenile Corrections Correctional Institutions for Juveniles Other Community Programs Disproportionate Minority Confinement From Deinstitutionalization to "Get-Tough" Policies Juvenile Probation and Community Corrections Intermediate Sanctions in Juvenile Corrections Re-examining Community Corrections Models Effectiveness of Juvenile Corrections Juvenile Corrections and Schools 12. School-Based Delinquency Prevention Crime Control vs. Crime Prevention Defining Crime Prevention Theoretical Bases for School-Based Delinquency Prevention Some Directions for School Crime Prevention School Structure and Climate Classroom Management and Instruction Conflict Management and Resolution Alternative Schools Vocational and Employment Programs Federal Government Role in Delinquency Prevention School-Based Prevention: Some Model Programs Recommendations for Educators, Justice Officials, and Policymakers References Author Index Subject Index

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