9780132978309

Juvenile Justice in America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132978309

  • ISBN10:

    013297830X

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/31/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

&>Unique in approach, this book presents an intimate look at juvenile justice.

 

Juvenile Justice in America, Seventh Edition, provides an intimate look at the lives of juveniles, their experiences in society, and the consequences of those experiences. The text carefully examines the characteristics, procedures, policies, and problems of American juvenile justice systems. The authors also discuss the issues and challenges that must be faced in order to develop more just systems and a more humane present and future for juveniles. The text maintains a balance of theory, evidence-based findings, law, and practice, and provides the most up-to-date material possible.

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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