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APA Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice (Hardcover)

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A standard handbook from the American Psychological Association, this volume includes APA-approved perspectives on the US juvenile justice system. As the APA defines itself as apolitical, the book operates within the framework of the system currently in place. The book gives an overview of the legal, scientific, and applied foundations of the American juvenile justice system. Individual chapters cover such topics as human development, relevant law, offending patterns, risk factors for offending, forensic assessment, interventions and costs, and training and ethics. There is some discussion in the last two sections of widely varied data showing that the existing US system damages adolescents psychologically, targets youth of color, and increases youth participation in crime. The book suggests the data may or may not be accurate and the appropriate response for professionals in adolescent psychology is to cooperate with this system and try to improve individual outcomes. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 735.0
Genre: Psychology, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Criminal Law / Juvenile Offenders, Reference, Forensic Psychology
Series Title: Apa Handbooks in Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 50131292
UPC: 9781433819674
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-0586

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