Juvenile Justice In America

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/4/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson

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An in-depth look at juvenile justice lets students see into the minds of delinquents, victims, and field professionals.

Juvenile Justice in America provides an in-depth look at the lives of juveniles, their experiences in society, and the consequences of those experiences. The text carefully examines the structures, procedures, policies, and problems of American juvenile justice agencies. The Eighth Edition places further emphasis on delinquency prevention, and features a new chapter on juvenile offender populations to give readers a more comprehensive view of delinquents. Boxed features in every chapter highlight the practical realities of working in the juvenile justice system. The careful balance of theory, evidence-based findings, and practical applications gives readers the most up-to-date insight into the state of juvenile justice in America today.


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Author Biography

Clemens Bartollas received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. He is Professor of Sociology at the University of Northern Iowa where he has taught criminology for thirty-five years and has developed a criminology major. He has written over 50 texts, biographies, and monograph including many articles. He is currently involved in researching and writing about adult gangs in Chicago. 

Table of Contents

Part I: The Nature and Extent of Delinquency

1.     Juvenile Justice 1

2.     Measurement and Nature of Juvenile Crime 29


Part II: The Causes of Delinquency

4.     Causes of Juvenile Crime 48

5.     Gender and Juvenile Justice 71

6.     The Police 90

7.     The Juvenile Court 116


Part III: The Environmental Influences on and the Prevention of Delinquency

8.     Juveniles in Adult Court 145

9.     Juvenile Probation 165

10.  Community-Based Programs 187

11.  Juvenile Institutionalization 209

12.  Juvenile Aftercare 236


Part IV: The Juvenile Justice System

13.  Treatment Technologies 258

14.  Juvenile Gangs 276

15.  Special Juvenile Offender Populations 302

16.  Juvenile Justice in the Twenty-First Century 327

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