Juvenile justice advancing research policy and practice brings together experts in juvenile justice child development and public health to explore the intersections between juvenile justice and needed development of programs and policies that look out for the health and well being of the youth who enter this system. Advancing research policy and practice francine sherman and francine jacobs october 2011 wiley isbn 978 0 470 49704 3 paperback 569 pages in juvenile justice policy and practice ameri can medical association 2005 research has demonstrated that adolescents are different. Research shows that almost two thirds of youth in juvenile justice detention centers and correctional facilities today meet criteria for one or more mental disorders. Troubled youth intersect with many government systems but few as frequently and critically as with juvenile justice this edited volume brings together experts in juvenile justice child development and public health to explore the connections between juvenile justice and child health and wellbeing. In juvenile justice advancing research policy and practice sherman and jacobs have diligently collected essays from the top experts in the juvenile justice field who tell an empirically based and powerful narrative of who is really in the delinquency system
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