I stumbled across this fantastic resource for anyone interested in issues and trends in juvenile justice. The authors include Laurence Steinberg, Elizabeth Cauffman, Thomas Grisso, and other distinguished leaders in the field. Each article presents solid evidence on an aspect of juvenile justice, much of it in contradiction to what policymakers and the general public believe:
Making these resources available for free to the public is The Future of Children, a joint project of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. The mission of The Future of Children is to translate the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, professionals, and members of the general public.
Click on the below links to go to the full articles, which are available in html and pdf versions for viewing, downloading, or printing.
- Introduction by Laurence Steinberg
- Adolescent Development and the Regulation of Youth Crime by Elizabeth S. Scott and Laurence Steinberg
- Improving Professional Judgments of Risk and Amenability in Juvenile Justice by Edward P. Mulvey and Anne-Marie R. Iselin
- Disproportionate Minority Contact by Alex R. Piquero
- Juvenile Crime and Criminal Justice: Resolving Border Disputes by Jeffrey Fagan
- Understanding the Female Offender by Elizabeth Cauffman
- Adolescent Offenders with Mental Disorders by Thomas Grisso
- Juvenile Justice and Substance Use by Laurie Chassin
- Prevention and Intervention Programs for Juvenile Offenders by Peter W. Greenwood