9780132256940

Juvenile Justice in America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132256940

  • ISBN10:

    0132256940

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Fully focused on the important issues, emerging trends, contemporary research, and special challenges facing juvenile justice today, this comprehensive exploration of the American juvenile justice system covers the history and philosophy of juvenile justice, the current practices for processing youthful offenders, the detention of juveniles, and the diversion of youth from the juvenile justice system. Unique in its approach, it gives students an "up-close and personal" view of the fascinating and sometimes tragic world of the juvenile offenderand the personal, psychological and thinking processes that characterize juvenile misbehavior.Comprehensive overview of juvenile justice system institutions and operations. Realistic look at the life of juveniles. Updated statistics, research studies, case studies, interviews & photographs.For anyone working anywhere within the juvenile justice system.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Juvenile Justice: An Overview
Profile of the Juvenile Offender
The Social Context of Youth Crime
The System and Early Decision Making
The Police
The Juvenile Court
Youths in Adult Court
Juvenile Probation
Community-Based Corrections
Community-Based Corrections
Juvenile Aftercare
Institutionalization
The Training School
The Inmate World
The Staff Response
Status and Chronic Offenders
Status Offenders
The Chronic Offender
Treatment, Research, and New Directions
Treatment Technologies
Research and Theory in Juvenile Justice
Toward a New Vision of Juvenile Justice
Name Index
Subject Index
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