9781412982252

Juvenile Justice : A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412982252

  • ISBN10:

    1412982251

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/15/2010
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

This text deals with the interrelationships among theory, policy, and practice in juvenile justice. It is written to appeal to students preparing for a career in juvenile justice, practitioners in the juvenile justice field, and those whose professional careers bring them into frequent contact with juvenile justice practitioners. Topics covered include the history of juvenile justice, legal considerations in juvenile justice, theory and policy in juvenile justice, and current realities in the practice of juvenile justice. In this new edition, materials have been updated throughout, new examples and illustrations have been added, and a student website providing Internet exercises and resources has been included.

Table of Contents

Juvenile Justice in Historical Perspective
Defining and Measuring Offenses By and Against Juveniles
Characteristics of Juvenile Offenders
Theories of Causation
Purpose and Scope of Juvenile Court Acts
Juvenile Justice Procedures
Juveniles and the Police
Key Figures in Juvenile Court Proceedings
Prevention and Diversion Programs
Dispositional Alternatives
Child Abuse and Neglect
Violent Juveniles and Gangs
Juvenile Justice around the World
The Future of Juvenile Justice
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