Professional Misconduct against Juveniles in Correctional Treatment Settings

Series Editor:

  • Joycelyn Pollock
  • Michael Braswell


  • Lee Michael Johnson

A significant barrier to successful juvenile intervention is misconduct committed against juveniles by the persons employed to help them. Professional Misconduct with Juveniles explores the nature of employee-on-youth misconduct, its extent, its consequences, factors that increase its occurrence, and potential solutions to the problem. Obviously, employee-on-youth misconduct interferes with the effective treatment of delinquent and at-risk youth, but it also harms the agency as a whole and creates a poor working environment for all employees. Professional Misconduct with Juveniles offers a practical, theory-based approach to preventing or stopping such exploitation of vulnerable young men and women so that we can focus on effective approaches to rehabilitation, deterrence, and public safety.

About the Real-World Criminology Series
More than just textbooks, the short books in the Real-World Criminology series are designed to be of interest to particular fields within criminology. They can be policy primers, spurring innovations in policing and corrections, theoretical works dealing with policy implications, or program evaluations incorporating theoretical foundations. Each book covers something that is happening -or should be happening-in the world of criminal justice.

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This book is intended for practitioners, researchers, and policy makers as well as upper-level students in Criminology programs.


Book information

  • Published: October 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-26452-5

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The Nature of Employee-on-Youth Misconduct

3. The Extent of Employee-on-Youth Misconduct

4. Consequences of Employee-on-Youth Misconduct

5. Factors Increasing Employee-on-Youth Misconduct

6. Solutions

7. Conclusion