Juvenile Justice Systems, 2nd Edition
Edited by John A. Winterdyk
- By the year 2000 more than 50% of the world population will be under the age of 15 (9th UN Congress, 1995).
- Youth crime is increasing around the world (9th UN Congress, 1995).
- In September 1997, Canadian Justice Minister, Anne McLellan, declared youth justice as a top priority.
These and similar facts speak to the urgency for society to study youth crime and examine youth justice systems from a comparative perspective. As our world gets smaller, we discover the urgency and importance of sharing and learning at a global level. This collection offers a unique opportunity to examine six different juvenile justice systems and youth crime around the world. All eleven articles are original contributions from a distinguished set of experts on juvenile justice in their respective countries. Each contribution examines a set of common elements: defining delinquency, describing the nature and extent of youth crime, examining the administration of youth justice, and discussing issues confronting youth crime.
This groundbreaking book will be of interest to students, criminologists, and criminal justice policy-makers who are interested in improving the intervention, treatment, and prevention of youth crime, and the administration of youth justice.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: Juvenile Justice System: An Austrian Perspective – Mag. Maximilian Edelbacher and Judge Dr. Claudia FenzChapter 2: Juvenile Justice in Belgium – Lode WalgraveChapter 3: Juvenile Justice and Young Offenders: An Overview of Canada – John A. WinterdykChapter 4: Youth Injustice in China – Liling YueChapter 5: Comparative Juvenile Justice: England and Wales – Loraine Gelsthorpe and Vicky KempChapter 6: Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Law in the Federal Republic of Germany – Hans-Jorg AlbrechtChapter 7: Juvenile Delinquency in Hong Kong – Harold TraverChapter 8: Comparative Juvenile Justice: An Overview of Hungary – Maria Herczog and Ferenc IrkChapter 9: Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in India – Tapan ChakrebortyChapter 10: Comparative Juvenile Justice: An Overview of ltaly – Uberto Gatti and Alfredo VerdeChapter 11: Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Crime: An Overview of Japan – Minoru YokoyamaChapter 12: Juvenile Justice in Namibia - A System in Transition – Stefan SchulzChapter 13: Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice in The Netherlands – Henk B. FerwerdaChapter 14: An Overview of Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Crime in Russia – Dmitry A. Shestakov and Natalia D. ShestakovaChapter 15: The Scottish Juvenile Justice System: Policy and Practice – Lesley MeAraChapter 16: Juvenile Justice in South Africa – Ann Skelton and Hennie PotgieterChapter 17: Juvenile Justice and Youth Crime: An Overview of South Korea – Hyun-Hee Lee and Kun LeeChapter 18: Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in the United States – Mark Christopher Stafford and Tracey L. Kyckelhahn
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