This chapter describes tools for researchers to address the tasks of problem definition, measurement, causal processes, and generalization. We begin with an extended example of developing practice-based evidence in community-based youth justice organizations in New York City.
The diverse mix of policies and practices in the juvenile justice system raises questions about its future.
Butts, Jeffrey A. and Douglas N. Evans (2014). The Second American Crime Drop: Trends in Juvenile and Youth Violence. In … More
Butts, Jeffrey [committee member] with Simon Singer (2013). Current Practice in the Juvenile Justice System (Chapter 3, pp. 49-88). In Reforming … More
Butts, Jeffrey, Douglas Evans, and Jocelyn Fontaine (2012). Reducing the Risks and Consequences of Crime Victimization in Schools. In Victims … More
Butts, Jeffrey A., John K. Roman, and Jennifer Lynn-Whaley (2011). Varieties of Juvenile Court: Nonspecialized Courts, Teen Courts, Drug Courts, … More
Butts, Jeffrey A. and John Roman (2011). Better Research for Better Policies, in Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice. … More
Willison, Janeen B., Daniel P. Mears, and Jeffrey A. Butts (2011). The U.S. Juvenile Justice Policy Landscape. In U.S. Criminal … More
Jeffrey A. Butts and Daniel P. Mears (2011). Trends in American Youth Crime. In Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, David W. … More
Jeffrey A. Butts and Caterina Gouvis Roman (2010). A Community Youth Development Approach to Gang Control Programs. In Youth Gangs … More
Jeffrey A. Butts and John K. Roman (2009). Juvenile Crime Interventions. In Investing in the Disadvantaged: Assessing the Benefits and … More
Jeffrey A. Butts (2009). Can we do Without Juvenile Justice? In You Decide! Current Debates in Criminal Justice. Bruce N. … More
Jeffrey A. Butts (2008). Probation and Parole. In the Encyclopedia of Social Work, 20th Edition. Terry Mizrahi and Larry E. Davis … More
Jeffrey A. Butts (2007). Whose Problem? In Debating Youth Justice: From Punishment to Problem Solving. London, England: Centre for Crime and … More
Jeffrey A. Butts and Janeen Buck (2007). Teen Courts – A Focus on Research. In Serious Delinquency-An Anthology, Chapter 10, … More