A comparative analysis of juvenile justice systems, this book features the contributions of international experts. Topics include the history of juvenile justice, the nature and status of delinquency, and how well current legislation complies with the Standard Minimum Rules of the Administration of Juvenile Justice as defined by the UN. The book also discusses age limits for juvenile offenders, legal and social issues, and theoretical considerations. It enables readers to compare the relative strengths and weaknesses of different juvenile justice models and to examine all countries in light of the larger international phenomena of delinquency-- Provided by publisher.
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1. Introduction : juvenile justice in the international arena / John A. Winterdyk 2. Of justice and juveniles in Austria : achievements and challenges / Karin Bruckmuller and stefan Schumann 3. Youth justice and youth crime in Australia / Michael O'Connell and Elizabeth O'Connell 4. Administration of juvenile justice in Brazil : recent advances and remaining challenges / Aline Yamamoto, Juliana Cardoso Benedetti, Karyna Batista Sposato, Marisa Meneses De Andrade, and Natalia Lago 5. Juvenile justice and young offenders : a Canadian overview / John A. Winterdyk and Anne Miller 6. China's juvenile justice : a system in transition / Ruohui Zhao, Hongwei Zhang, and Jianhong Liu 7. The Iranian juvenile criminal justice system : an overview / Tahmoores Bashiriyeh and Mohammad Ali Rajab 8. Juvenile justice and juvenile crime : an overview of Japan / Yokoyama Minoru 9. Child justice in Namibia : back to square one? / Stefan Schulz 10. Juvenile justice and juvenile crime in the Netherlands / Henk B. Ferwerda 11. The Scottish juvenile justice system : policy and practice / Lesley McAra and susan McVie 12. Juvenile justice in Slovakia / Dagmar Kusa and Anne M. Nurse 13. South Africa's new child justice system / Ann Skelton and R. Morgan Courtenay 14. Juvenile justice : England and Wales / Loraine Gelsthorpe and Vicky Kemp 15. Juvenile justice in the United States / Peter J. Benekos and Alida V. Merlo.