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Juvenile crime

Author: Louise I Gerdes
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Discussions center around juvenile crime, with essays for and against each topic. Includes questions for discussion.
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Genre/Form: Young adult literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise I Gerdes
ISBN: 9780737757316 0737757310 9780737757323 0737757329
OCLC Number: 744303150
Description: 237 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Is juvenile crime a serious problem? The severity of juvenile crime is increasing / Wendy Murphy --
The problem of juvenile crime is exaggerated by the media / Randall G. Shelden --
Adolescent girls are becomming more violent / Colleen O'Connor --
There is no evidence showing a rise in violence among adolescent girls / Margaret A. Zahn et al. --
Youth gangs are a serious problem / James C. Howell et al. --
The problem of youth gangs is exaggerated / Judith Greene and Kevin Pranis. ch. 2. What are the causes of juvenile crime and violence? Media violence can lead to juvenile violence / Carmela Lomonaco, Tia Kim, and Lori Ottaviano --
There is no evidence suggesting media violence leads to juvenile violence / Lancet --
From victim to aggressor: the cycle of youth violence / Dwain C. Fehon --
Juvenile crime is more likely in single-parent families / Curt Alfrey --
Bullying contributes to school shootings / Izzy Kalman --
Blaming school shootings on bullying can cause more harm than good / Kay S. Hymowitz. ch. 3. How should the criminal justice system treat juvenile offenders? The criminal justice system should treat some juveniles as adults / James C. Backstrom --
Placing juveniles in the adult criminal justice system is counterproductive / Campaign for Youth Justice --
A juvenile justice system that favors incarceration increases crime / Dick Mendel --
Efforts to reduce juvenile incarceration have led to positive outcomes / National Juvenile Justice Network --
It should be possible to sentence juveniles to life without parole / Charles D. Stimson and Andrew M. Grossman --
Juveniles should not be sentenced to life without parole / Linda L. White --
The juvenile justice system should address racial inequalities / Jeff Armour and Sarah Hammond. ch. 4. What policies will best reduce juvenile crime? Tough juvenile justice policies reduce crime by holding juveniles accountable / James C. Backstrom --
Alternatives to the punishment-oriented juvenile justice model are necessary / Liane Gay Rozzell --
Civil injunctions are an effective way to fight gang crime / Whitney Tymas --
Civil injunctions are the wrong way to fight gang crime / Tracy Velázquez --
Strict but reasonable discipline policies are necessary to make schools safe / Ken Trump --
Zero-tolerance policies in schools hurt at-risk youth / David R. Dupper --
Arming teachers is necessary to reduce school violence / Ted Nugent --
Arming teachers will not reduce school violence / Allen Rostron and Brian Siebel.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Louise I. Gerdes, book editor.

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Discussions center around juvenile crime, with essays for and against each topic. Includes questions for discussion.

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