The Juvenile Justice System Delinquency, Processing, and the Law

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-16
  • Publisher: Pearson
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A market-leader,The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Lawexplores all aspects of juvenile justicefrom arrest, intake, adjudicatory hearings, dispositions and aftercare. Known for its depth of coverage, it maintains a legal emphasis and covers the legal rights of juveniles and landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases. Up-to-date tables, figures and statistics give readers the most current perspective of juvenile justice trends. Chapter-opening scenarios, personality highlights and career snapshots use personal accounts to capture the essence of what it means to be part of the juvenile justice system.For courses in Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency

Table of Contents

The Juvenile Justice System, Measuring Delinquency, and Delinquency Theories
An Overview of Juvenile Justice in the United States
The History of Juvenile Justice and Origins of the Juvenile Court
Theories of Delinquency and Intervention Programs
The Legal Rights of Juveniles and Preadjudicatory Processing
The Legal Rights of Juveniles
Juveniles and the Police
Intake and Preadjudicatory Processing
Prosecutorial Decision Making, Classification, and the Adjudicatory Process
Prosecutorial Decision Making in Juvenile Justice
Classification and Preliminary Treatment: Waivers and Other Alternatives
The Adjudicatory Process: Dispositional Alternatives
Juvenile Dispositions and Corrections
Nominal Sanctions: Warnings, Diversion, and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Juvenile Probation and Intermediate Punishments
Juvenile Corrections: Custodial Sanctions and Parole
Name Index
Subject Index
Case Index
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