Juvenile justice, Administration of -- Trials, litigation, etc.     [Text-only version for printing]     [back to graphical version]
The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links    

Building Blocks for Youth (BBY) - Juvenile Justice Issues     http://www.buildingblocksforyouth.org/issues/
This site offers several factsheets on specific areas of juvenile crime, including information by state.

FRONTLINE : Juvenile Justice     http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/juvenile/
The Web site for the FRONTLINE PBS television program that profiled four convicted teenagers who were involved in four separate crimes.  Two were sent to juvenile court and two were sent adult court.  Click on the "Facts, Statistics, and History" link to access information about the topic of juveniles tried as adults. 

It's Your Right to Know : A Research Guide on Juvenile Justice in California     http://www.datacenter.org/research/cjca/cjca.htm
Comprehensive report on juvenile justice in California with links to other reports, statistics and organizations.  Produced by DataCenter, an organization which provides research to community activist organizations; funded by the Ford Foundation among other supporters.

National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) - FAQs     http://www.ncjjservehttp.org/NCJJWebsite/faq.html
This "Frequently Asked Questions" page from the National Center for Juvenile Justice has some excellent information and statistics in an easy to use format.  It offers information about the various states' juvenile justice issues.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service - Juvenile Justice     http://www.ncjrs.gov/app/topics/topic.aspx?topicid=122
This site, from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, provides a wealth of information on Juvenile Justice issues.  Topics include gangs, female juvenile delinquents, violence, minority offenders and much, much more.  Much statistical information is provide, and there are numerous links to other resources from this excellent site.

The Sentencing Project     http://www.sentencingproject.org/
Is an "organization which promotes decreased reliance on incarceration and increased use of more effective and humane alternatives.  It is a nationally known source of criminal justice policy analysis, data and program information.  Its reports, publications and staff are relied upon by the public, policymakers and the media." 

Online Databases (Rio Hondo Students only)   

CQ Researcher     http://library2.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/
Features updated reports by the Congressional Research Service on current topics.  Enter "juvenile justice" to bring up reports.

Gale Virtual Reference Library     http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cclc_rio?db=GVRL
Contains the full-text to Gale Reference print volumes.  Type in "juvenile justice" to find many book articles.

Issue & Controversies @ Facts.com     http://www.2facts.com
Features updated reference reports on current topics in the news.  Enter in "juvenile justice."

The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

Encyclopedia of crime & justice
Call number: Ref HV6017.E52 2002

Handbook of children, culture, and violence
Call number: Ref HQ784.V55H34 2006

Juvenile justice : a reference handbook
Call number: HV9104.S448 2005

Juvenile justice in California
Call number: Ref HV9105.C2J87x 2003

Juvenile justice sourcebook : past, present, and future
Call number: Ref HV9104.J868 2004

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Juvenile corrections--United States

Juvenile courts--United States

Juvenile delinquents--United States

Juvenile justice, Administration of--United States

The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library, to be viewed in the Library.

Hard times : teens in maximum security prisons
Call number: Video 000491
Shows prison life at the Western Youth Institution in Morganton, North Carolina, a prison for juvenile offenders. ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer reports through the experiences of four new teenage inmates--one only 13 years old. A follow-up two years later reveals the impact of their incarceration on their minds and bodies, best summed up by the words of one of the four: "This is not the place to be."

The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our
online databases http://library.riohondo.edu/online_databases/index.htm.  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 6 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database. 
Use Advanced Search and type each tern in a separate box:

    1.  SUB(juvenile justice) AND SUB(prisons)
    2.  SUB(juvenile justice) AND (sentencing)
    3.  SUB(juvenile offenders) AND (adults)
    4.  SUB(juvenile offenders) AND SUB(criminal sentences)
    5.  SUB(juvenile justice) AND (prevention)
    6.  SUB(Juvenile offenders) AND SUB( Rehabilitation of criminals)

Researched and evaluated by:
A. Enright, Librarian 12/2002
last update:  D. Yashar, Librarian 5/2009

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