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Title:
International Handbook of Juvenile Justice
Author:
Junger-Tas, Josine. editor.
ISBN:
9780387094786
Physical Description:
XXIV, 549 p. online resource.
Contents:
The Anglo-Saxon Orientation -- Punishment and Control: Juvenile Justice Reform in the USA -- Canada’s Juvenile Justice System: Promoting Community-Based Responses to Youth Crime -- Beyond Welfare Versus Justice: Juvenile Justice in England and Wales -- Mainstreaming Restorative Justice for Young Offenders through Youth Conferencing: The Experience of Northern Ireland -- Transition and Reform: Juvenile Justice in the Republic of Ireland -- Just Desert and Welfare: Juvenile Justice in the Netherlands -- Western Continental Europe -- The French Juvenile Justice System -- Survival of the Protection Model? Competing Goals in Belgian Juvenile Justice -- Juvenile Justice in Germany: Between Welfare and Justice -- Austria: A Protection Model -- The Swiss Federal Statute on Juvenile Criminal Law -- The Emerging Juvenile Justice System in Greece -- Continuity and Change in the Spanish Juvenile Justice System -- Eastern Europe -- Continuity in the Welfare Approach: Juvenile Justice in Poland -- Restorative Approaches and Alternative Methods: Juvenile Justice Reform in the Czech Republic -- Welfare Versus Neo-Liberalism: Juvenile Justice in Slovenia -- Legal and Actual Treatment of Juveniles Within the Criminal Justice System of Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Two Special Systems -- The End of an Era? — Youth Justice in Scotland -- Keeping the Balance Between Humanism and Penal Punitivism: Recent Trends in Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in Sweden -- Trends in International Juvenile Justice: What Conclusions Can be Drawn?.
Abstract:
This comprehensive reference work presents an in-depth analysis on the juvenile justice systems of 19 different countries, both in EU-member states (old and new) and in the United States and Canada. The book is the result of research conducted by a group of outstanding scholars working in the field of juvenile justice. The book reflects a collective concern about trends in juvenile justice over the past two decades; trends that have begun to blur the difference between criminal and juvenile justice. The last chapter highlights similarities and differences between the various systems, identifying three clusters of countries with a similar approach to juvenile justice. In particular, differences are found between the Anglo-Saxon countries, and continental Europe. The former have a more formal "justice" approach, with a strong emphasis on the accountability of juveniles, "just desert" principles, and retribution, while the latter still operate on a "welfare" philosophy. Two special systems, the Scottish Hearing system and the Scandinavian model, are presented as well.
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This comprehensive reference work presents inside information on the Juvenile Justice-systems in 19 different countries, both in old and new EU-member states and in the United States and Canada. The book is the result of research conducted by a group of outstanding researchers, who are concerned about trends in Juvenile Justice in the last two decades, which blur the border between criminal and juvenile justice.