Handbook of Juvenile Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry

Editors: Grigorenko, Elena (Ed.)

  • Explores the most critical issues in the field of forensic work with juveniles in the U.S
  • Focuses on the subspecialties of forensic psychiatry and psychology, applying leading-edge research and clinical knowledge to challenging legal issues
  • Draws key knowledge from a broad-base of researchers and professionals whose expertise is influencing the field
  • Captures different functional aspects of the U.S. juvenile justice system and associated services and fields of practice
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Juvenile justice centers have a long tradition as an unfortunate stop for young offenders who need mental health care. Reports estimate that as many as 70% of the youth in detention centers meet criteria for mental health disorders. As juvenile justice systems once again turn their focus from confinement to rehabilitation, mental health providers have major opportunities to inform and improve both practice and policy.

The Handbook of Juvenile Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry explores these opportunities by emphasizing a developmental perspective, multifaceted assessment, and evidence-based practice in working with juvenile offenders. This comprehensive volume provides insights at virtually every intersection of mental health practice and juvenile justice, covering areas as wide-ranging as special populations, sentencing issues, educational and pharmacological interventions, family involvement, ethical issues, staff training concerns, and emerging challenges. Together, its chapters contain guidelines not only for changing the culture of detention but also preventing detention facilities from being the venue of choice in placing troubled youth.

Key issues addressed in the Handbook include:

  • Developmental risks for delinquency.
  • Race and sex disparities in juvenile justice processing.
  • Establishing standards of practice in juvenile forensic mental health assessment.
  • Serving dually diagnosed youth in the juvenile justice system.
  • PTSD among court-involved youth.
  • Female juvenile offenders.
  • Juvenile sex offenders.

The Handbook of Juvenile Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry is an essential reference for researchers, professors, allied clinicians and professionals, and policy makers across multiple fields, including child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, developmental psychology, criminology, juvenile justice, forensic psychology, neuropsychology, social work, and education.

About the authors

Dr. Elena L. Grigorenko received her Ph.D. in general psychology from Moscow State University, Russia, in 1990, and her Ph.D. in developmental psychology and genetics from Yale University, New Haven, CT, in 1996. Currently, Dr. Grigorenko is Associate Professor of Child Studies, Psychology, and Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale. Dr. Grigorenko has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books. She has received awards for her work from five different divisions of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 1, 7, 10, 15, and 24); she also won the APA Distinguished Award for Early Career Contribution to Developmental Psychology. Dr. Grigorenko has worked with children and their families in the U.S. as well as in Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar, the Gambia, and Zambia), India, and Russia. Her research has been funded by the NIH, NSF, DOE, Cure Autism Now, the Foundation for Child Development, the American Psychological Foundation, and other federal and private sponsoring organizations.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Shoenberg, Dana

    Pages 1-9

  • Developmental Changes in Adolescence and Risks for Delinquency

    Barbot, Baptiste (et al.)

    Pages 11-34

  • The “Why(s)” of Criminal Behavior in Juveniles: The Long and the Short of It

    Grigorenko, Elena L.

    Pages 35-51

  • Race and Sex Disparity in Juvenile Justice Processing

    Kempf-Leonard, Kimberly

    Pages 53-67

  • Major Principles in a Minor Context: Forensic Practices Involving Adolescents

    McPherson, Sandra B.

    Pages 69-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Juvenile Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry
Editors
  • Elena Grigorenko
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0905-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0905-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0904-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 596
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