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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 4, Issue 1, Winter 2015

NCJ Number
Journal of Juvenile Justice Volume: 4 Issue: 1 Dated: Winter 2015 Pages: 1-105
Date Published
March 2015
105 pages
The papers in this issue each address an important but typically neglected topic related to juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, including the treatment of confined girls; whether theories developed in urban areas can inform juvenile justice in rural areas; the impact of exposure to child protective services on delinquency; and police as mentors of delinquent youth.
"Modifying Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Incarcerated Female Youth: A Pilot Study" discusses evidence that this type of therapy is effective in addressing the types of problems experienced by this population. "The Impact of Child Protective Service History on Reoffending in a New Mexico Juvenile Justice Population" compares the recidivism of delinquents who have and have not been involved in child protective services. "Social Distance Between Minority Youth and the Police: An Exploratory Analysis of the TAPS Academy" provides evidence that the Teen and Police Service (TAPS) Academy is effective in reducing social distance between minority youth and the police. "Rural Youth Crime: A Reexamination of Social Disorganization Theory's Applicability to Rural Areas" examines the applicability of social disorganization theory to youth crime in rural areas, using Osgood and Chambers (2000) analysis. "How to Help Me Get Out of a Gang: Youth Recommendations in Family, School, Community, and Law Enforcement Systems" reports on a study that queried 58 adolescent males in a California camp facility on how to help youths get out of gangs. "How Do Parents and Guardians of Adolescents in the Juvenile Justice System Handle Adolescent Sexual Health?" explores the perceptions of guardians of youth involved in the juvenile justice system regarding sex education content and implementation, challenges, clinic access, and contraceptive use.

Date Published: March 1, 2015