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Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence
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PART ONE Juvenile Reform Movements Landmark Federal Legislation Who's To Blame for Violent Crime Juvenile Delinquency Trends and Juvenile Justice System Responses PART TWO Youth Gang Homicides, Drug Trafficking and Program Interventions Risk Factors for Youth Violence The Case for Developmental Criminology A Comprehensive Strategy

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Dr. James C. (Buddy) Howell is a Senior Research Associate with the National Gang Center, in Tallahassee, Florida, where he has worked for over twenty years. He formerly worked at the U.S. Department of Justice for 23 years, mostly as director of research and program development in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. He has published over 50 works on youth and street gangs, and a similar number on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, and seven books on both topics. His gang publication topics include street gang history; gang homicides; drug trafficking; gangs in schools; hybrid gangs; myths about gangs; risk factors; gang problem trends; gang history in the United States; and what works in preventing gang activity, combating gangs, and reducing gang crime. He is very active in helping states and localities reform their juvenile justice systems and use evidence-based programs, and in working with these entities to address youth gang problems in a balanced approach.

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