9780028009186

Juvenile Justice : Policies, Programs, and Practices

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  • ISBN13:

    9780028009186

  • ISBN10:

    0028009185

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-08-03
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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This new four-color text provides students with a solid overview of the juvenile justice system in the United States. It presents the historical background of the US Juvenile Justice system, the current status, as well as contemporary societal and legal debate issues. An examination of the various policies, programs, and practices is provided throughout the text. The text 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 in the United States
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
Juvenile Corrections
Community-Based Corrections for Juveniles
Institutional Corrections for Juveniles
Issues in Juvenile Delinquency
Gangs and Delinquency
Special Populations
Future Directions of Juvenile Justice/ Alternative Models
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