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Juvenile justice: August 2010

Books/reports

Conference Papers

Journal articles

  • A new tool for equality? Evaluating the impact of human rights charters for young people / Rys Farthing
    Australian journal of human rights 16(1) Aug 2010: 137-153
  • Building criminal capital behind bars : peer effects in juvenile corrections / Patrick Bayer, Randi Hjalmarsson and David Pozen
    Quarterly journal of economics 142(1) Feb 2009: 105-147
    Summary: This paper analyzes the influence that juvenile offenders serving time in the same correctional facility have on each other's subsequent criminal behavior, finding strong evidence for particular crime types, particularly for offenders with experience in those crime types.
  • Cognitive skills, adolescent violence, and the moderating role of neighbourhood disadvantage / Paul E Bellair and Thomas L McNulty
    Justice quarterly 27(4) 2010: 538-559
  • Counties-Manukau's Maori Youth Court has all the hallmarks of a success story / Deb Stringer
    New Zealand Police Association police news 43(7) Aug 2010: 185
  • Crime and expected punishment : changes in perceptions at the age of criminal majority / Randi Hjalmarsson
    American law and economics review 11(1) Spring 2009: 209-248
    Summary: This paper assesses whether perceived punishment severity changes discontinuously when an individual becomes an adult in the eyes of the courts.
  • Current responses to youth racially motivated offending / Hannah Smithson, Aidan Wilcox and Leanne Monchuk
    Youth justice 10(2) Aug 2010: 157-173
    Summary: The article identifies the prevalence, motivations, and interventions for racially motivated offending in the UK, using surveys and interviews.
  • Deviance among young Italians : investigating the predictive strength of value systems / Giacinto Froggio and Massimo Lori
    International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology 54(4) Aug 2010: 581-596
  • Effects of a brief intervention for reducing violence and alcohol misuse among adolescents : a randomized trial / Maureen A Walton, Stephen T Chermak, Jean T Shope, C Raymond Bingham, Marc A Zimmerman, Frederic C Blow and Rebecca M Cunningham
    JAMA 304(5) 4 Aug 2010: 527-535
    Summary: Study of a brief intervention conducted between September 2006 and September 2009, with groups chosen from 3338 patients aged from 14 to 18, presenting to a hospital emergency department in Flint, Michigan.
  • Effects of federal legislation on the commercial sexual exploitation of children / William Adams, Colleen Owens, Kevonne Small and United States. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Juvenile justice bulletin (OJJDP). Jul 2010:12 p
    Summary: Describes the findings of a study that the Urban Institute conducted to examine the effects of the passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) on the federal prosecution of commercial sexual exploitation of children(CSEC) cases.
  • Effects of government initiatives on youth crime / Ricardo Sabates and Leon Feinstein
    Oxford economic papers 60(3) Jul 2008: 462-483
    Summary: This paper evaluates the impacts on male juvenile burglary conviction rates of two UK government interventions, the Reducing Burglary Initiative and Educational Maintenance Allowances, only the former of which had crime reduction as an explicit objective.It concludes that educational policies can complement direct interventions for crime prevention.
  • Enduring effects of prenatal and nursery visiting by nurses on maternal life course and government spending / Robert E Cole, Harriet. Kitzman and David L Olds
    Archives of pediatrics and adolescent medicine 164(5) 2010: 419-242
    Summary: The program improved maternal life course and reduced government spending among children through age 12 years.
  • Evaluation of a cognitive intervention program for juvenile offenders / Anna Bogestad
    International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology 54(4) Aug 2010: 552-565
  • Gender differences in stalking behaviour among juveniles / Rosemary Purcell, Michele T Pathe and Paul E Mullen
    Journal of forensic psychiatry and psychology 21(4) Aug 2010: 555-568
    Summary: This study compared the characteristics and motivations of stalking behaviour in an Australian sample of juvenile perpetrators, gathered from an archival search of court applications for an intervention order.
  • If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it too? Delinquent peers and susceptibility to peer influence / Holly Ventura Miller
    Justice quarterly 27(4) 2010: 473-491
  • Juvenile arrest rates for burglary : a routine activity appraoch / Wendi Pollock, Hee-Jong Joo and Brian Lawton
    Journal of criminal justice 38(3) Jul / Aug 2010: 572-579
    Summary: Juvenile males are arrested more for burglary in areas where there were high levels of umemployment and non-white populations
  • Juvenile delinquency in six new EU member states / Majone Steketee and BEata Gruszczynska
    European journal on criminal policy and research 16(2) Jun 2010: 111-125
    Summary: This study examines the self reported prevalence of youth delinquency behaviour and the relative ranking of differnt types of behaviour
  • Juvenile transfer laws : an effective deterrent to delinquency / Richard E Redding and United States. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Juvenile justice bulletin (OJJDP). Jun 2010:10 p
  • Long-term effects of prenatal and infancy nurse home visitation on the life course of youths / David L Olds, John Eckenrode and Mary Campa
    Archives of pediatrics and adolescent medicine 164(1) Jan 2010: 9-15
    Summary: Examines the effect of prenatal and infancy nurse home visitation on the life course development of 19-year-old youths whose mothers participated in the Nurse-Family Partnership program.
  • Pre-sentence reports, magisterial discourse and agency in the Youth Courts in England and Wales / J B M (Jo) Phoenix
    Punishment and society 12(2) Jul 2010: 348-366
    Summary: Magisterial decision making is framed not by formal, expert assessments of risk, but by their own knowledge together with judicious use of information presented to them by Youth Offending Teams.
  • The Balund-a Diversionary Program : a 'second chance by the river'
    Judicial officers' bulletin 22(7) Aug 2010: 56
    Summary: The program aims to reduce re-offending and enhance skills within a culturally supportive environment, within the Bundjalong Nation at Tabulam, NSW
  • The dark side of sniffing : paint colour affects intoxication experiences among adolescent inhalant users / Michael Takagi, Murat Yucal and Dan Lubman / Michael Takagi, Murat Yucel and Dan I Lubman
    Drug and alcohol review 29(4) Jul 2010: 452-455
  • The influence of father criminality on juvenile recidivism : testing for delinquent behaviors as a mediator / Vivien S Huan
    International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology 54(4) Aug 2010: 566-580
    Summary: The study investigated the relationships between father criminality, prior delinquency and juvenile recidivism. When the juvenile's prior delinquency is taken into account, the previous significant relationship between father criminality and recidivism disappears.
  • Transforming time : a new tool for youth justice / Mark Drakeford and Lee Gregory
    Youth justice 10(2) Aug 2010: 143-156
    Summary: The article outlines the concept of time banks and gives examples of how they could be used in youth justice improving the circumstances of the users and altering the nature of services.
  • Understanding the adjustment of incarcerated young offenders : a Canadian example / Carla Cesaroni and Michele Peterson-Badali
    Youth justice 10(2) Aug 2010: 107-125
    Summary: Youth with pre-existing vulnerabilities and high prison stress at entry into custody are more likely to experience initial adjustment difficulties.