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Description - Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice by Marilyn D. McShane

'For libraries that cater for criminal and juvenile studies, this lucid and informative resource would be a useful purchase' - Reference Reviews The Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice provides more than 200 up-to-date, concise, and readable entries in a single, authoritative volume. The editors, noted authors of several criminal justice books and editors of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Prisons (Garland, 1997), cover historical and contemporary theories, concepts and real-world practices of juvenile justice. Key Features: * More than 200 articles, written by a stellar collection of both academics and professionals in juvenile justice * Complete review of the complicated juvenile legal and court system, juvenile punishment, rehabilitation efforts and legislation * Extensive entries on child and adolescent crimes, pathologies and problems * Coverage of psychological, biological, and sociological theories of delinquency, as well as historic 'body type' theories * Profiles historic theorists and policymakers in juvenile justice * Includes a special appendix on print and electronic resources on juvenile justice * Comprehensive index, including a reader's guide that facilitates browsing and offers easy access to information

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761923589
ISBN-10: 0761923586
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 215mm x 32mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 26-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marilyn D. McShane

Marilyn D. McShane Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Houston-Downtown Ph.D. (1985) Sam Houston State University Specialization: Institutional and community corrections, child abuse, criminal justice system management, and criminological theory. Dr. McShane has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level and has served on a number of national criminal justice professional organization boards. She often serves as a reviewer for the National Institute for Justice. At Cal State, San Bernardino (tenured professor) she received the faculty Professional Development Award in 1994 and she was Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice (tenured professor) at Northern Arizona University. At Prairie View A&M, she was the senior founding professor of the Juvenile Justice Doctoral Program. Her current appointment is at the University of Houston-Downtown as an endowed professor and institute director. Dr. McShane Professor McShane has a consistent record of publication and grantsmanship (more than 50 books and articles, and directed several grants). Her editorial work includes a series of dissertations with LFB Scholarly Publishing and a scholarly monograph series with Greenwood / Praeger. She co-edited the award-winning Encyclopedia of American Prisons and is currently co-editing the Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice. Her most recent book is Criminological Theory, 3rd Edition, coauthored with Frank P. Williams III. Franklin P. Williams III Professor of Juvenile Justice, Prairie View A&M University Professor Emeritus, California State University, San Bernardino Ph.D. (1976) Florida State University Specialization: Criminological theory, corrections, fear of crime, drug abuse, methodology and statistics. Dr. Williams has taught at departments in five universities and has published a substantial number of articles, research monographs and government reports, and books. He has served as a department chair (Cal State, San Bernardino), Assistant Director for Research (Sam Houston State), Coordinator of the Doctoral Program (Prairie View A&M) and directed numerous research projects and two centers. He has served on or been elected to the boards of national scholarly organizations, chaired a major division of a national organization, and chaired/served on numerous national/regional committees. He has been an editor or deputy/associate editor for several journals and publisher's book and monograph series. He is currently serving as co-editor of two book series, an encyclopedia, and is beginning work on the fourth edition of a popular theory textbook (with over 100 articles, books, and reports published). His most recent book is Imagining Criminology.

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Criminology Theory by Marilyn D. McShane
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Introduction to Criminological Theory by Marilyn D. McShane
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Philosophy and Practice of Corrections by Marilyn D. McShane
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