Youth at Risk and Youth Justice: A Canadian Overview provides an overview of juvenile delinquency in Canada by examining important patterns, theories, and emerging special topics. Topics considered fundamental to understanding the complexity of youth crime and youth justice such as the history of youth justice in Canada, current youth justice legislation, young female offenders, youth gangs, substance abuse, and Aboriginal youth in conflict with the law are covered in detail. Youth at Risk and Youth Justice also covers important, timely topics that are not commonly addressed in as much detail in other undergraduate textbooks. Chapters on street-involved youth (Chapter 11), the sexual exploitation of adolescent men (Chapter 13), Quebec's approach to youth justice, and that province's success in diverting offenders from custody (Chapter 14), and the coverage of restorative justice (Chapter 15) have received little to no attention in textbooks with a similar focus, but are included in this book to help students gain a better understanding of the cycle of victimization and criminal behaviour that affects many young people. Youth at Risk and Youth Justice is comprehensive in its coverage presenting many different points of view in a user-friendly way, encouraging students to read and be challenged, with the hope that they will continue to study youth justice issues. Each chapter offers readers current coverage and analysis on timely issues in the field. It is a contributed text with 30 expert contributors, each with their own unique interests and perspectives. By bringing together such a diverse group of contributors, the editors have provided students with the tools to help them think more broadly about the complexities of youth crime and delinquency.
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John Winterdyk is the current director for the Centre of Criminology and Justice Research at Mount Royal University. He is also an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, the University of Regina, and the Polytechnic of Namibia in Windhoek, NamibiaHe has created over 20 textbooks and is currently working on a coedited textbook on human trafficking (Taylor & Francis), and coediting a book on fear of crime and punitivity (Bochum Un. Press), among other initiatives.
Russell Smandych is a professor of sociology and criminology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba, and adjunct professor of criminology in the Department of Justice Studies, Mount Royal University. He is the editor and coeditor of seven books and has published widely in leading Canadian and international journals in the fields of legal history and criminology.
"Finally, there is a Canadian perspective on youth justice that invites students to participate in a dialogue on evidence-based practice. The chapters cover topics that are timely and critical to our understanding of the etiology of youth crime and societal responses to these behaviours."
--Jennifer Schulenberg, University of Waterloo
"I was impressed with the breadth of issues covered on youth justice and regulation in Canada, while bringing forth very current and relevant trends, statistics and theories - in detail. Using a wealth of research and evidence, this textbook follows a logical format, covering a systematic
discussion and critical assessment of up-to-date policy-related issues on youth justice, crime and regulation."
--Carolyn Brooks, University of Saskatchewan
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110195441303
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0195441303 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0078657
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0195441303