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This four-color text provides students with a solid overview of the juvenile justice system in the United States, presenting the historical background of the US Juvenile Justice system, its current status, as well as contemporary societal and legal debates.
An examination of various policies, programs, and practices informs the direction of the text. Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Practices includes coverage of juvenile law and procedure, juvenile corrections, juvenile delinquency, delinquency prevention, and the future of juvenile justice in the United States.
Table of Contents
|Juvenile Justice and Delinquency in the United States|
|The Juvenile Justice System|
|History of the Juvenile Justice System|
|Juvenile Crime, Criminals, and Victims|
|Theories of Juvenile Delinquency|
|Choice, Deterrence, Biological, and Psychological Theories|
|Social Structure, Social Process, and Social Reaction Theories|
|Delinquency Prevention and Intervention|
|Policing Juveniles, the Law, and the Courts|
|Police and Juveniles|
|Juvenile Law and Procedure|
|The Juvenile Court|
|Juveniles in the Criminal Justice System|
|Community-Based Corrections for Juveniles|
|Institutional Corrections for Juveniles|
|Issues in Juvenile Delinquency|
|Gangs and Delinquency|
|Future Directions of Juvenile Justice|
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