Journal of Juvenile Justice

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 1, Fall

A Jury of Your Peers: Recidivism among Teen Court Participants
IntroductionIn 2009, approximately 1.9 million people under the age of 18 were arrested in the United States. The number of arrests of juveniles in 2009 was 17% lower than the number of arrests in 2000. In 2009, the number of juvenile arrests for violent...
Assessing Youth Early in the Juvenile Justice System
IntroductionFrom 1994 to 2009, juvenile crime decreased significantly nationwide, yet rates of adjudicating and detaining youth rose steadily (Annie E. Casey Foundation Website, 2008; Bouffard & Bergseth, 2008; Knoll & Sickmund, 2011; Knoll &...
Building Connections between Officers and Baltimore City Youth: Key Components of a Police-Youth Teambuilding Program
IntroductionRelationships between police and youth in urban America are often strained (Brunson & Weitzer, 2011; Hurst & Frank, 2000; Lurigio, Greenleaf, & Flexon, 2009). Youth living in lower income areas, adolescent males, and African-American...
Commentary: Place-Based Delinquency Prevention: Issues and Recommendations
IntroductionIn recent years, police agencies have implemented a variety of place-focused efforts that are collectively known as "hot spots" policing. These tactics, which focus law enforcement resources on small, problematic geographical areas, have...
Foreword
Historically, the state and local response to delinquency has focused on strategies and tactics as they pertain to the system and its agents-law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and affiliated agencies. Today, a growing body of research on adolescent...
Gender-Specific Mental Health Outcomes of a Community-Based Delinquency Intervention
IntroductionEffective rehabilitation services are critical for preventing negative and promoting positive outcomes for youth involved in delinquency. Girls and boys who engage in delinquent behavior and have subsequent involvement with the juvenile justice...
Internet-Based Mindfulness Meditation and Self-Regulation: A Randomized Trial with Juvenile Justice Involved Youth
IntroductionYouth incarcerated in the juvenile justice system are disproportionately exposed to stressors outside of custody known to increase the risk for physical violence, delinquency, and selfinjurious behaviors (Duke, Pettingeil, McMorris, &...
Predicting Recidivism among Juvenile Delinquents: Comparison of Risk Factors for Male and Female Offenders
IntroductionA major concern in the area of juvenile delinquency is the repeated arrest and incarceration of juveniles. Although the actual arrest rate of juveniles has declined over the past decade, recidivism has remained high and stable, with estimates...
The Impact of Juvenile Mental Health Court on Recidivism among Youth
IntroductionIt is estimated that as many as 70% of youth who enter the juvenile justice system are diagnosed with one or more mental disorders (Hammond, 2007). To put this figure into perspective, approximately 1.54 million individuals under age 18 were...
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