Juvenile Crime and Delinquency
A Turn of the Century Reader
Edited by Ruth Mann
Juvenile Crime and Delinquency situates the field of Canadian youth justice historically, cross culturally, theoretically, and politically through a collection of articles by Canadian, British, Australian, and American authors. The major theme in this collection is the tension between juvenile justice policies and soical welfare policies. The articles provide exposure to a variety of perspectives by representing selections from both academic and popular writers. Topics addressed include child saving, moral panics, youth culture, and girl violence, as well as juvenile crime prevention and the ongoing reform of the youth justice system.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Juvenile Crime and Delinquency: A Turn of the Century Reader – Ruth M. MannPart One: Juvenile Justice and the Historical PresentChapter 1: Struggles for Youth Justice and Justice for Youth: A Canadian Example – Ruth M. MannChapter 2: From Child Saving to Child Blaming: The Political Economy of the Young Offenders Act 1908-84 – Paul HavemannChapter 3: The Statute: Its Principles and Provisions and Their Interpretation by the Courts – Nicholas Bala and Mary-Anne KirvanChapter 4: One Family's Bid to Halt Teen Violence – Ellie TesherChapter 5: Children Are Not Disposable – Sharlene AzamPart Two: Youth ViolenceChapter 6: The Study of the Hatred of Children – Bernard SchisselChapter 7: Juvenile Lawbreaking since 1945 – D. Owen CarriganChapter 8: A Species Apart – Jonathan KellermanChapter 9: Is the "Quality" of Youth Violence Becoming More Serious? – Anthony N. Doob and Jane B. SprottPart Three: Youth Cultures and Youth GangsChapter 10: The Underclass – Charles MurrayChapter 11: "Take off eh!"--Youth Culture in Canada – Michael BrakeChapter 12: Teen Gangs: Fear in Our Schools – Michelle ShephardPart Four: Girl DelinquencyChapter 13: Justice for Canadian Girls: A 1990s Update – Marge Reitsma-StreetChapter 14: Jenny's Story – Sibylle ArtzChapter 15: Youth Culture and Female Delinquency – Kerry CarringtonPart Five: Aboriginal YouthChapter 16: Foreword to "Resistance and Renewal" – Randy FredChapter 17: Race, Gender, and Homicide: Comparisons between Aboriginals and Other Canadians – Sharon MoyerChapter 18: Cultural Perception and Mainstream Law – Bernard SchisselPart Six: SolutionsChapter 19: Rehabilitating Deviant Families in Ontario: From Police Courts to Family Courts – Dorothy ChunnChapter 20: Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Programs on Social Outcomes and Delinquency – Hirokazu YoshikawaChapter 21: A Kinder World for Youth – Bernard Schissel
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