Juvenile Delinquency and Disability

  • Kristin C. Thompson
  • Richard J. Morris

Part of the Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development book series (ARAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris
      Pages 3-8
    3. Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris
      Pages 9-30
    4. Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris
      Pages 31-39
    5. Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris
      Pages 41-53
    6. Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris
      Pages 55-72
    7. Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris
      Pages 73-84
  3. Developmental and Educational Disabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris
      Pages 87-119
    3. Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris
      Pages 121-149
  4. Mental Health Disabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris
      Pages 153-161
    3. Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris
      Pages 163-186
    4. Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris
      Pages 187-208
    5. Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris
      Pages 209-235
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris
      Pages 239-247
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-256

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the relationship between juvenile disability and delinquency, including characteristics of youth with disabilities, how disability relates to delinquency, and its impact during a youth’s involvement with the juvenile justice system. The book details the relationship between developmental, cognitive, psychological, and educational disorders—specific conditions including ADHD, bipolar disorder, and autism spectrum disorder—and delinquency in light of both their overrepresentation among youth offenders and the uninformed handling of these youth within the court system. Case studies illustrate the complexities in the processing and placement of these youth offenders, as well as highlight the barriers to delinquent youth receiving appropriate treatment, and their increased risk of reoffending. From this robust knowledge base, the authors make expert recommendations for improving the juvenile justice system at the practice and policy levels to better serve this population.

This authoritative volume:

• Identifies characteristics and risk factors associated with juvenile delinquency.
• Reviews evidence relating developmental, mental health, and other disorders to juvenile offending.
• Describes the implications of disabilities in key areas such as offending, risk assessment, competency, and outcomes.
• Examines the role of disability law in the juvenile justice system.
• Offers guidelines for professionals to use this knowledge in their work.

Juvenile Delinquency and Disability is an essential resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in clinical, counseling, and school psychology, criminology and criminal justice, child psychiatry, educational policy and politics, developmental psychology, and social work.

Keywords

ADHD and delinquency Cognitive disabilities Cognitive disabilities and delinquency Cognitive functioning Disruptive behavior disorders Educational disabilities and delinquency Emotional disability and delinquency Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Information-processing disabilities Intellectual disability and delinquency Juvenile delinquency Juvenile offenders Learning disabilities in math Learning disabilities in reading Learning disabilities in writing Mental health and delinquency Mental illness and delinquency Oppositional defiant disorder Special education and delinquency Special needs children and delinquency

Authors and affiliations

  • Kristin C. Thompson
    • 1
  • Richard J. Morris
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ArizonaTusconUSA
  2. 2.University of ArizonaTusconUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29343-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29341-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29343-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-089X
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-0903
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