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APA handbook of psychology and juvenile justice / Kirk Heilbrun, Editor-in-Chief ; David DeMatteo and Naomi E.S. Goldstein, Associate Editors.

Contributor(s): Heilbrun, Kirk.
Material type: TextTextSeries: APA handbooks in psychology: Edition: First edition.Description: xxvi, 735 pages ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781433819674; 1433819678.Subject(s): Juvenile delinquency -- United States -- Psychological aspects | Forensic psychology -- United States | Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States | Juvenile delinquents -- Mental health -- United States | Criminal psychologyDDC classification: 364.360973 Summary: "The APA Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice consolidates and advances knowledge about the legal, scientific, and applied foundations of the juvenile justice system. In addition to an overview of the area, it contains chapters in the following sections: Relevant Law (focusing on important legislation and on U.S. Supreme Court decisions from Kent and Gault to Eddings, Roper, Graham, and Miller-Jackson, and on the relevant legal theory of preventive justice for adolescents); Human Development (describing research on adolescent development and brain development as they apply to behavior in the juvenile justice context); Patterns of Offending (including evidence about offending in juveniles and the persistence vs. desistance into adulthood); Risk Factors for Offending (evidence about risk factors for juvenile offending including Risk-Need-Responsivity theory, juvenile psychopathy, substance abuse, gangs, and trauma/adverse experience, as well as threat assessment and bullying prevention in schools); Forensic Assessment (assessing risk, needs/amenability, and sophistication-maturity as part of legal decisions on commitment, transfer, and reverse transfer, as well as legal decisions on Miranda waiver capacity and competence to stand trial); Interventions (evidence on risk-reducing interventions, both in the community and in residential placement, including for specialized offending of sexual offenders) and; Training and Ethics (including the updated MacArthur curriculum on adolescents in the juvenile justice system and an analysis of the ethical issues particular to juvenile justice)"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The APA Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice consolidates and advances knowledge about the legal, scientific, and applied foundations of the juvenile justice system. In addition to an overview of the area, it contains chapters in the following sections: Relevant Law (focusing on important legislation and on U.S. Supreme Court decisions from Kent and Gault to Eddings, Roper, Graham, and Miller-Jackson, and on the relevant legal theory of preventive justice for adolescents); Human Development (describing research on adolescent development and brain development as they apply to behavior in the juvenile justice context); Patterns of Offending (including evidence about offending in juveniles and the persistence vs. desistance into adulthood); Risk Factors for Offending (evidence about risk factors for juvenile offending including Risk-Need-Responsivity theory, juvenile psychopathy, substance abuse, gangs, and trauma/adverse experience, as well as threat assessment and bullying prevention in schools); Forensic Assessment (assessing risk, needs/amenability, and sophistication-maturity as part of legal decisions on commitment, transfer, and reverse transfer, as well as legal decisions on Miranda waiver capacity and competence to stand trial); Interventions (evidence on risk-reducing interventions, both in the community and in residential placement, including for specialized offending of sexual offenders) and; Training and Ethics (including the updated MacArthur curriculum on adolescents in the juvenile justice system and an analysis of the ethical issues particular to juvenile justice)"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).

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James Baldwin is quoted as saying, "For these are all our children. We will all profit by, or pay for, whatever they become." How true. But what does one do with children (young persons) who violate laws and find themselves in the justice system? This question is the heart of yet another fine title from the American Psychological Association, Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice. Most of those involved in analyzing or working within the system understand that juveniles should be adjudicated differently from adults--if for no other reason than the hope for rehabilitation. But that does not always translate into understanding what to do with juvenile offenders. The 31 chapters in this handbook address the myriad issues one must understand to truly comprehend the complexity of juvenile justice. Dealing with topics from human development to risk factors for offending, interventions, and costs, the handbook paints a clear, comprehensive picture of the juvenile justice system, from its strengths to areas needing improvement. Required reading for those working with juveniles, in an effort either to avoid offenses (proactive) or to rehabilitate those who already have offended. Summing Up: Essential. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, professionals. --Randall E. Osborne, Texas State University

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Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, is currently professor and interim head, Department of Psychology, Drexel University, USA and co-director of the Pennsylvania Mental Health and Justice Center of Excellence. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology in 1980 from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed postdoctoral fellowship training from 1981 to 1982 in psychology and criminal justice at Florida State University.<br> <br> His current research focuses on juvenile and adult offenders, legal decision-making, forensic evaluation associated with such decision-making, and diversion. Dr. Heilbrun is the author of a number of articles on forensic assessment, violence risk assessment and risk communication, and the treatment of mentally disordered offenders, and has published 10 books (Principles of Forensic Mental Health Assessment, 2001; Forensic Mental Health Assessment: A Casebook, with Geff Marczyk and David DeMatteo, 2002; Forensic Mental Health Assessment: A Casebook, Second Edition, with David DeMatteo, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, and Casey LaDuke, 2014; Juvenile Delinquency: Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention, with Naomi Goldstein and Rich Redding, 2005; Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System, Sixth Edition, with Edie Greene, Mike Nietzel, and Bill Fortune, 2006; Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System, Seventh Edition, with Edie Greene, 2010; Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System, Eighth Edition, with Edie Greene, 2013; Foundations of Forensic Mental Health Assessment, with Tom Grisso and Alan Goldstein, 2009; Evaluating the Risk of Violence in Adults, 2009; and Criminal Justice and the Sequential Intercept Model: Promoting Community Alternatives for People with Severe Mental Illness, with Patty Griffin, Ed Mulvey, David DeMatteo, and Carol Schubert, 2015).<br> <br> His practice interests also center around forensic assessment, and he directs a clinic within the Drexel Department of Psychology in this area. He is board certified in clinical psychology and in forensic psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, and has previously served as president of both APA Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Psychology), and the American Board of Forensic Psychology. Dr. Heilbrun received the 2004 Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology Award and the 2008 Beth Clark Distinguished Service Contribution Award from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.

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