9780135050873

Juvenile Justice in America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780135050873

  • ISBN10:

    0135050871

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/20/2010
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Unique in approach, this book gives students an intimate look at the fascinating and sometimes tragic world of the juvenile offender and the juvenile justice system. Its comprehensive approach progresses from the history of juvenile justice to the types of delinquency, to the causes of offending, to juvenile courts, corrections, probation and community-based programming. Fully revised, this edition includes a new chapter on juvenile aftercare and sections on youth development and treatment. Voices in the system are heard via a unique collection of first-person accounts that capture the personal, psychological and thinking processes that characterize juvenile misbehavior.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION

1.      Juvenile Justice: An Overview

2.      The Measurement of Juvenile Crime and Victimization

3.      Causes of Juvenile Crime

 

PART II: THE SYSTEM AND EARLY DECISION MAKING

4.      The Police

5.      The Juvenile Court

6.      The Juvenile Court: Trial and Disposition

7.      Juveniles in Adult Court

 

PART III: COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS

8.      Juvenile Probation

9.      Community-Based Programs

 

PART IV: INSTITUTIONALIZATION

10.  Juvenile Institutionalization

11.  Juvenile Aftercare

12.  Treatment Technologies

 

PART V: TOWARD AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE YOUTHFUL OFFENDER

13.  Juvenile Gangs

14.  Drugs and Youthful Offending

 

PART VI: THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE

15.  International Juvenile Justice

 

PART VII: THE FUTURE

16.  Juvenile Justice in the Twenty-First Century

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