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A Closer Look at Juvenile Homicide

Kids Who Kill

  • Katelyn A. Hernandez
  • Sara Ferguson
  • Tom D. Kennedy
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Behavioral Criminology book sub series (BRIEFSBC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Katelyn A. Hernandez, Sara Ferguson, Tom D. Kennedy
    Pages 1-6
  3. Katelyn A. Hernandez, Sara Ferguson, Tom D. Kennedy
    Pages 7-19
  4. Katelyn A. Hernandez, Sara Ferguson, Tom D. Kennedy
    Pages 21-34
  5. Katelyn A. Hernandez, Sara Ferguson, Tom D. Kennedy
    Pages 35-43
  6. Katelyn A. Hernandez, Sara Ferguson, Tom D. Kennedy
    Pages 45-55
  7. Katelyn A. Hernandez, Sara Ferguson, Tom D. Kennedy
    Pages 57-71
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 73-74

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on the small but disturbing percentage of homicides by children that occur each year, providing a brief overview of the legal, individual, and social aspects of this phenomenon.  Since the 1980s, these crimes have been on the rise and the resulting legal response has been harsher punishments as well as treatment of children like adults.  This has led to a host of failures in the juvenile justice system wherein recidivism is high and general outcome is low. The book reviews the literature on youth homicide, including gender, age, and race factors, as well as individual, familial, and environmental risks. The authors seek to aid in the identification and understanding of juvenile homicide to raise awareness of both a population that receives little formal psychological intervention and of the systemic deficiencies that affect these individuals as well as society itself. Exploring current theories, trends, and common factors in juvenile homicide, this brief aims to improve prevention, intervention, and reintegration of young offenders into the community.

Keywords

criminal behavior homicidal children juvenile homicide juvenile delinquency juvenile homicide interventions juvenile offender programs antisocial adolescent behaviors juvenile justice juvenile crime adolescent brain

Authors and affiliations

  • Katelyn A. Hernandez
    • 1
  • Sara Ferguson
    • 2
  • Tom D. Kennedy
    • 3
  1. 1.Nova Southeastern UniversityDavieUSA
  2. 2.Nova Southeastern UniversityWest MiamiUSA
  3. 3.Nova Southeastern UniversityDavieUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38168-4
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-38167-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-38168-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8363
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8371
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