Argues that parents convicted of child abuse should have children taken from them. Protection of child most important factor.
Discusses multiple causes and effects. Policies on child abuse and ethical issues. Creating balance between family unity and child safety. Legal definition of child maltreatment. Role of parents, social workers and clinical sociologists. Protective policies to provide for abused child's welfare. Psychological and psychosocial consequences. Juvenile justice system.
CHEMICAL CASTRATION OF MALE SEX OFFENDERS.
Discusses use of hormone therapy, or chemical castration, as an effective treatment program for recidivist sex offenders. Describes how hormone therapy works. States that permit its use. Controversy over the treatment regarding medical risks and Constitutional issues. Research studies conducted on effectiveness. Need for psychological therapy Need for future research studies.
Examines research on the topic of sexual attraction and abuse by adults of children. Definitions and characteristics of pedophilia and child molesters. Extent ot pedophilia and problem of non-reported incidences. Varioius causal explanations. Psychological causes. Traits and behaviors of pedophilias. Difficulty of treatment. Need to develop prevention and intervention strategies.
Adult and Juvenile Courts in California
Compares and contrasts the California adult and juvenile courts, identifying key diferfences and demonstrating that the State takes special care to prevent juveniles from entering into the adult criminal justice system in most cases except a select few involving extreme criminality or violence.
AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IN AMERICA.
Analysis of causes of violent behavior in the U.S. Combination of poverty, right wing religious fervor, family structure, television, American past. Rise of teen violence.. Cites demographics as playing a major role in aggression (gulf between the haves and have-nots). Contends that laws have failed to prevent aggressive behavior.
Evaluation of research into juvenile sentencing guidelines. Based on an analysis of a 2000 article in Justice Quarterly that is critical of the criteria used by judges in sentencing juveniles.
MALE JUVENILE SEX OFFENDERS.
Research proposal to assess effects of reinforcement, knowledge of sexual abuse cycle & relapse prevention on coping & recidivism of offenders.
The Handbook of Crime and Punishment
This paper provides a book review of Michael Tonry’s Handbook of Crime and Punishment, a comprehensive overview of empirical data and reasoned analysis that covers a broad ranges of topics from organized crime, white collar crime, family violence and youth gangs to sentencing, capital punishment, juvenile court and a variety of others.
ADOLESCENT SEX OFFENDERS.
Statistics, theories on causes, role of family & social factors, pornography, punishment & treatment.