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Community Mediation Programs

Community Mediation Programs

Author: Daniel McGillis

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788176708

Category: Dispute resolution (Law)

Page: 99

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Examines developments in the community mediation field over the past two decades & reviews the field's major achievements & ongoing challenges. The evolution of the field, the diversification of services, & major resources available to the field are reviewed & research findings dealing with community mediation are also examined. Information for the report was obtained from: a review of literature in the field, an examination of materials obtained from programs across the country, discussions with experts in the field, & site visits to innovative programs in CA, NY, & NC. Charts & graphs. Resource listing.

Schools, Violence, and Society

Schools, Violence, and Society

Author: Allan M. Hoffman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313389368

Category: Education

Page: 376

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This book is designed to examine issues related to schools, violence, and society. Since the 1960s, crime and violence have been increasing in America's schools. This violence is not limited to inner-city schools, but has struck virtually every strata and socio-economic level of American culture and society. The prevalence of crime and violence occurring in our nation's schools has become the concern of policymakers on the national and state levels. Concern has spread to parents, educators, and students themselves. This edited volume reviews violence in society, school violence, and crime. Coverage includes past trends in school violence and describes the current extent of the problem, as well as tspects of its causes and prevention. The influence on the students and community of gang activity, gang-related issues, drugs, alcohol, and weapons on campus is discussed.

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Author: Bruce A. Arrigo

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780120643516

Category: Law

Page: 600

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"Suitable for course adoption in a variety of undergraduate and graduate curricula, instructors will find this book most useful as primary source reading in classes exploring psychology and the legal system, criminal behavior, psychology, public policy, and the law: the criminal offender, topics in criminal justice and psychology, and introduction to forensic psychology. Complete in its coverage and concise in its analysis, this book is a must read for anyone wishing to learn about the fascinating and complex world of law, psychology, and crime."--BOOK JACKET.

NIJ Catalog

NIJ Catalog

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Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437011138829

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

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Contains information on criminal justice publications and other materials available from NIJ's information clearinghouse, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS), and other sources.

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Author: Stacey L. Shipley

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123821706

Category: Psychology

Page: 720

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Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Third Edition, has been completely restructured to explain in greater detail how courses on forensic psychology are taught, making it more applicable as a textbook than previous editions. It also features more figures, tables and text boxes, making it a true textbook. What this book has that others do not is equal representation of criminal behavior, the court systems, and law enforcement/prisons. It also has equal representation of criminal and civil forensics. Other texts tend to be weighted towards just criminal behavior or just criminal justice and primarily criminal or civic forensics but not both. This new edition also has equal representation of issues to pertaining to adults and children. It contains new coverage of cyberbullying, tests and assessments in the courtroom, mental deficiency and competency to stand trial, and information on mothers who kill their children. Adult, juvenile and family issues are dealt with separately, making it easier to find what you need. Case illustrations dramatically highlight how the lives of individuals have been (or could be) impacted by developments in psychology and law. Chapters now include pedagogy, including outlines, main points, and relevant websites. This book is intended for professors teaching introduction to forensic psychology, as well as for students interested in adult, child, and family forensics as they apply to criminal and civic forensics law enforcement/prisons. Newly structured to map closer to how this information is taught and learned Comprehensive coverage ensures inclusion of criminal and civic forensics as well as police and law enforcement Chapters now include pedagogy, including outlines, main points, and relevant websites

Youth at Risk

Youth at Risk

Author: David Capuzzi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119026938

Category: Psychology

Page: 681

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In the latest edition of this best-selling text, David Capuzzi and Douglas Gross, along with 24 experts in the field provide a prevention–intervention paradigm to address contemporary issues facing today’s youth. Written from a systemic perspective, this book offers guidance in helping teens who are struggling with the complex challenges that can be brought on by peers, family members, and difficult social environments. Part 1 presents information on at-risk population identification, causal factors of problematic behaviors, and promotion of resiliency in youth. Part 2 examines the development of at-risk behaviors relating to dysfunctional family dynamics, low self-esteem, depression, mood disorders, and stress and trauma. Part 3 explores the behaviors most often identified as placing youth at risk, such as eating disorders, suicidal preoccupation, teen sexuality, gang membership, school violence, substance abuse, homelessness, school dropout, and bullying, as well as the unique strengths of and stressors faced by multiracial and LGBTQ youth. Case studies illustrate prevention ef­forts from individual, family, school, and community perspectives, and text sidebars create greater reader self-awareness and en­hance the understanding of the concepts, skills, and applications of the chapter material. A complimentary test manual and PowerPoint slides for instructors’ use are available by written request to ACA. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

The Youth Gang Problem

The Youth Gang Problem

Author: Irving A. Spergel

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195092035

Category: History

Page: 363

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The author, who is involved in evaluating Chicago's gang reduction and intervention programs, provides a systematic analysis of youth gangs in the United States and examines the factors of gang member personality, gang dynamics, criminal organization, and the influence of family, school, prisons, and politics.