Special Issue "Development of Juvenile Delinquency"
A special issue of Laws (ISSN 2075-471X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)
This Special Issue of Laws is devoted to an examination of the factors that contribute to juvenile offending and the resulting implications for research, policy, and practice. The purpose of the Issue is to explore the ways in which developmental science -- including brain, cognitive, and psychosocial development -- should inform programs of prevention and intervention as well as the treatment of juveniles once they enter the justice system. The Issue will address such salient topics as the criminal culpability of adolescents; adolescents’ competence to stand trial; the impact of punitive sanctions on juvenile behavior; and effective strategies for lowering rates of recidivism. Each article, when possible, will focus on common issues and questions confronted by scholars, practitioners, and advocates working in the field of juvenile justice. They will be readable by a broad audience and not limited in relevance to a single country or jurisdiction. We would like this Special Issue to be a critical reference point for scholars and the wider community interested in the development of juvenile delinquency.
Dr. Tamar R. Birckhead
Manuscript Submission Information
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