Juvenile Justice

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/20/1999
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This book offers a highly accessible, comprehensive look at the juvenile justice system. With pedagogy fully integrated throughout the text, readers will easily make the connections between theory and practice. The text explores the various programs and processes that exist in the juvenile justice system, including prevention efforts through school and community-based programs, and provides an understanding of the history, current state, and future of juvenile justice.

Table of Contents

SECTION I The Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System
The Historical and Philosophical Roots of the Juvenile Justice System
Crime, Delinquency and Justice: Theoretical Roots
SECTION II Our Nation's Youths: A Challenge to the Justice System
Growth and Development: The First Eighteen Years
The Family, the School and the Community: Powerful Influences on Youths' Development
Youths Who Are Victims
Youths Who Break the Law and Those Who Victimize
Youths Who Are Gang Members
SECTION III The Contemporary Juvenile Justice System
The Role of Law Enforcement
The Role of the Juvenile Court
The Role of Corrections
The Role of the Broader Community
SECTION IV Contemporary Models and a Look to the Future
Approaches to Prevention
Approaches to Treatment
Rethinking Juvenile Justice: A Global View

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