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Editors: Neil A. Ramsay and Colin R. Morrison
Book Description:
There are multiple reasons to prevent juveniles from becoming delinquent or continuing to engage in delinquent behavior. The most obvious reason is that delinquency puts youth at risk for substance abuse and delinquency, school drop-out, gang involvement, criminality, and mental health challenges. Youth engaging in delinquent behaviors are also vulnerable to physical injury, early pregnancy, domestic violence and sexual assault. To address issues of juvenile delinquency, this book describes various youth and family risk and protective factors associated with delinquency and provides a description of various family-oriented treatment options for preventing and treating youth violence and aggression. The authors also examine how sociometric status influences childhood bullying, aggressive behavior and victimization. Special attention is given to the affect of sociometric neglect and rejection on child development. In addition, this book summarizes the transformation of youth gangs and violence associated with them, the basis of interventions to reduce youth gang affiliation and aggression in these different eras. To conclude, implications for the prevention and treatment of juvenile crime are presented, as well as recommendations for extinguishing violent and aggressive beliefs and behaviors in children.



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Table of Contents:
Preface

Entre Dos Mundos/Between Two Worlds: An Evidence-Based Bicultural Skills Training Program for Acculturating Latino Families;pp. 1-33
(Martica Bacallao, Paul R. Smokowski, Department of Social Work, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, and others)

Evidence-Base Practices for Juvenile Delinquency: Risk and Protective Factors in Treatment Implementation;pp. 35-63
(Katherine L. Montgomery, Amanda N. Barczyk, Sanna J. Thompson, University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, Austin, Texas)

Risk and Protective Factors in Youth Violence and Aggression: Promising Family-Based Prevention Models;pp. 65-115
(Amanda N. Barczyk, Katherine Montgomery, Sanna J. Thompson, Sharon Matai, University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, Austin, Texas)

Sport as a Cure for Adolescent Aggressive, Antisocial, and Delinquent Behaviours;pp. 93-115
(Amanda J. Visek, Jonathan P. Maxwell, The George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, D.C., and others)

Sociometric Status and Bullying: Peer Relationships, Aggressive Behavior, and Victimization;pp. 117-138
(Martica Bacallao, Paul Smokowski, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, and others)

Violent and Delinquent Youths: Relationships with Institutional Authorities and Compliance with Social Norms;pp. 139-162
(Estefanía Estévez, Marina Rachitskiy, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche, Alicante, Spain, and others)

Violence Prevention and Treatment Programmes for Young Offenders;pp. 163-182
(Thomas Ross, Friedemann Pfäfflin, Klaus Hoffmann, Tilman Kluttig, María Isabel Fontao, Forensic Psychotherapy, University Hospital Ulm, Germany)

Bullying and Victimization Experiences at School, the Parent-Child Relationship and Child School Performance: A Longitudinal Investigation;pp.183-203
(Kostas A. Fanti, Stelios N. Georgiou, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus)

Personal and Interpersonal Mediators Linking Acculturation Stress to Aggressive Behavior in Latino Adolescent;pp. 205-224
(Paul Richard Smokowski, Rachel Lee Buchanan, Martica Bacallao, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and others)

Child-Rearing Practices and Delinquency in Children and Adolescents;p. 225-241
(Stavros P. Kiriakidis, University of Macedonia, Department of Social & Educational Policy, Greece)

Sharks & Jets vs. Bloods & Crips: Socio-Economics, Prevention, and Intervention in Different Eras of Gang Violence;pp. 243-258
(Rosalyn M. Bertram, Jennifer Dartt, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri)

The Motivational Influence of Attitude, Subjective Norm, Perceived Behavioral Control and Anticipated Affective Self-Reactions, on Behavioral Decision Making of Re-Offending;pp. 259-271
(Stavros P. Kiriakidis, University of Macedonia, Department of Educational and Social Policy, Greece)

Exploring Issues about Youth Gangs in Canada;pp. 273-286
(Lauren D. Eisler, Department of Criminology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus, Brantford, Ontario, Canada)

Risk and Resiliency among Juveniles and Young Adults;pp. 287-302
(Julie E. Sprinkle, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina)

Learning from Success with at Risk Adolescents;pp. 303-315
(Helene S. Wallach, Yafit Levi, University of Haifa, Haifa, 31905, Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel)

The Influence of Normative Beliefs about Aggression on Behavior in Children;pp. 317-329
(Julie E. Sprinkle, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina)

Public Perceptions of Registry Laws for Juvenile Sex Offenders;pp. 331-334
(Carrie E. Reynolds, Cynthia J. Najdowski, Jessica M. Salerno, Margaret C. Stevenson, Tisha R.A. Wiley, Bette L. Bottoms, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, and others)

Index pp.335-353

   Series:
      Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 353 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-011-4
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
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