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HUMN 8513 Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, and Development: Welcome & Course Readings

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HUMN 8513 Required Course Readings


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Alberts, A., Elkind, D., & Ginsberg, S. (2007). The personal fable and risk-taking in early adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36(1), 71–76.

Allen, J. P., Marsh, P., McFarland, C., McElhaney, K. B., Land, D. J., Jodl, K. M., & Peck, S. (2002). Attachment and autonomy as predictors of the development of social skills and delinquency during midadolescence. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70(1), 56–66.

Ardelt, M., & Day, L. (2002). Parents, siblings, and peers: Close social relationships and adolescent deviance. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 22(3), 310–349.

Aronson, J. D. (2007). Brain imaging, culpability, and the juvenile death penalty. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 13(2), 115–142.

Beaver, K. M., Schutt, J. E., Boutwell, B. B., Ratchford, M., Roberts, K., & Barnes, J. C. (2009). Genetic and environmental influences on levels of self-control and delinquent peer affiliation: Results from a longitudinal sample of adolescent twins. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36(1), 41–60.

Bennett, M. D., Jr. (2006). Culture and context: A study of neighborhood effects on racial socialization and ethnic identity content in a sample of African American adolescents. Journal of Black Psychology, 32(4), 479–500.

Brannen, D. N., Salekin, R. T., Zapf, P. A., Salekin, K. L., Kubak, F. A., & DeCoster, J. (2006). Transfer to adult court: A national study of how juvenile court judges weigh pertinent Kent criteria. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 12(3), 332–355.

Christle, C. A., & Yell, M. L. (2008). Preventing youth incarceration through reading remediation: Issues and solutions. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 24(2), 148–176.

Chung, H. L., & Steinberg, L. (2006). Relations between neighborhood factors, parenting behaviors, peer deviance, and delinquency among serious juvenile offenders. Developmental Psychology, 42(2), 319–331.

Elkind, D. (1967). Egocentrism in adolescence. Child Development, 38(4), 1025–1034.

Ezinga, M. A. J., Weerman, F. M., Westenberg, P. M., & Bijleveld, C. C. J. H. (2008). Early adolescence and delinquency: Levels of psychosocial development and self-control as an explanation of misbehaviour and delinquency. Psychology, Crime & Law, 14(4), 339–356.

Florsheim, P., Behling, S., South, M., Fowles, T. R., & DeWitt, J. (2004). Does the youth corrections system work? Tracking the effectiveness of intervention efforts with delinquent boys in state custody. Psychological Services, 1(2), 126–139.<.a>

Gonzalez, R. (2009). Beyond affirmation: How the school context facilitates racial/ethnic identity among Mexican American adolescents. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 31(1), 5–31.

Hoeve, M., Blokland, A., Dubas, J. S., Loeber, R., Gerris, J. R. M., & van der Laan, P. H. (2008). Trajectories of delinquency and parenting styles. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36(2), 223–235.

Hunter, J. A. (2004). Developmental pathways in youth sexual aggression and delinquency: Risk factors and mediators. Journal of Family Violence, 19(4), 233–242.

Leenders, I., & Brugman, D. (2005). Moral/non-moral domain shift in young adolescents in relation to delinquent behaviour. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 23(1), 65–79.

Mincey, B., Maldonado, N., Lacey, C. H., & Thompson, S. D. (2008). Perceptions of successful graduates of juvenile residential programs: Reflections and suggestions for success. The Journal of Correctional Education, 59(1), 8–31.

Moon, B., Blurton, D., & McCulskey, J. D. (2008). General strain theory and delinquency. Crime & Delinquency, 54(4), 582-613.

Nas, C. N., Orobio de Castro, B., & Koops, W. (2005). Social Information Processing in delinquent adolescents. Psychology, Crime & Law, 11(4), 363–375.

Peterson, S. B. (2009). Made in America: The global youth justice movement. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 18(2), 48–52.

Quinn, M. M., Rutherford, R. B., Leone, P. E., Osher, D. M., & Poirier, J. M. (2005). Youth with disabilities in juvenile corrections: A national survey. Exceptional Children, 71(3), 339–345.

Rozalski, M., Deignan, M., & Engel, S. (2008). The world of juvenile justice according to the numbers. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 24(2), 143–147.

Sanborn, J. B., Jr. (2009). Juveniles' competency to stand trial: Wading through the rhetoric and the evidence. The Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, 99(1), 135–213.

Sellers, B. G., & Arrigo, B. A. (2009). Adolescent transfer, developmental maturity, and adjudicative competence: An ethical and justice policy inquiry. The Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, 99(2), 435–487.

Steinberg, L., & Scott, E. S. (2003). Less guilty by reason of adolescence: Developmental immaturity, diminished responsibility, and the juvenile death penalty. American Psychologist, 58(12), 1009–1018.

Steward-Lindsey, S. (2006). Fulfilling the promise of Kent: Fixing the Texas juvenile waiver statute. American Journal of Criminal Law, 34(1), 109–126.

Stickle, W. P., Connell, N. M., Wilson, D. M., & Gottfredson, D. (2008). An experimental evaluation of teen courts. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 4(2), 137–163.

Woolard, J. L., Harvell, S., & Graham, S. (2008). Anticipatory injustice among adolescents: Age and racial/ethnic differences in perceived unfairness of the justice system. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 26(2), 207–226.

Other Readings

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