A companion on-line guide will be available that summarizes research in each area, provides related citations, and includes links to related references, websites, etc.
Essays (and suggested authors)
Essay 1: Juvenile Justice in America
Overview of volume, brief history of juvenile justice in America, major turning points, current policies and practices.
Essay 2: Bad to the Bones: The Making of Dangerous Youth
Life story of 1-2 youth, illustrating genetic influences, brain development, psychopathy, and discussing the percentage of youth who are in this group (as well as genes x environment interactions).
Essay 3: Families that Fail—and What We Can Do
Life story of 1-2 youth and their families, illustrating how families fail. Include section on foster care, challenges, how it can help, and programs to strengthen families.
Essay 4: Gangs, Guns, and Glory, by Dr. Kirk Williams, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies, University of California Riverside
Life story of 1-2 youth gang members, the communities they grew up in, why they joined gangs, availability and use of guns, what communities can do to reclaim youth.
Essay 5: Young, Black, and Busted
Life story of 1-2 minority youth, highlighting ethnicity, race, and juvenile justice. Disparities in life stories, community resources, disproportionate minority confinement.
Essay 6: Children No More: How Juveniles Became Adults
Life story of 1-2 young offenders (ages 10-12), their background, developmental issues, including a review of recent literature on brain development, reasoning, and judgment during adolescence and emergent adulthood (including implications for adult status)
Essay 7: Girl Stories
Life story of 1-2 girls, factors involved in girl offending and how they are similar/different than boys. Implications for justice system treatment of girls.
Essay 8: Lock Up: The Imprisonment of Youth, by Bart Lubow, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Life story of 1-2 youth locked up from an early age, review of incarceration of juveniles in the U.S., comparison to other countries, suggestions for prevention.
Essay 9: From Punishment to Prevention: The Transformation of Public Policy
Essay 10: Suitable Placement—Moving Towards Reform and Rehabilitation, by Dr. Nancy Guerra, Professor of Psychology, University of California Riverside
Life story of 1-2 youth who benefitted from specific treatment programs. Highlights model treatment programs and facilities (Lookout Mountain in Colorado), advances in foster care (treatment foster care), community-based placements, future directions.
Essay 11: Mandatory Sentencing and Measure 11 Oregon. Throwing away kids for life Deb Smith Arthur, PSU, Oregon
Essay 12: Howard Savin
Essay 13: Kids Pix: Images and the power to communicate the data. Richard Ross
Essay 14: Eighty Square Feet/5.25 Years: Space X Time = Lives-Jeff Goodale HOK architects–The architecture of incarceration HYPERLINK “mailto:email@example.com” firstname.lastname@example.org
Essay 15: Detained and Restrained Mark Soler, Dana Shoenberg, Center for Children’s Law and Policy, Washington DC
Essay 16: Suicide-Avoiding the ultimate disaster.
Lindsay M. Hayes, Project Director
National Center on Institutions and Alternatives
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