The Juvenile Justice System

The Juvenile Justice System : Deliquency, Processing and the Law

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For introductory courses in Juvenile Justice.This text provides a complete, in-depth overview of all phases of the contemporary juvenile justice system. It examines the nature of delinquency, classifications of juvenile offenders, alternative explanations for juvenile misconduct, juvenile courts and juvenile rights, and corrections.show more

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  • Paperback | 635 pages
  • 180.3 x 231.1 x 30.5mm | 1,088.63g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • illustrations, forms
  • 0130166391
  • 9780130166395

About Dean J. Champion

DEAN J. CHAMPION is professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Texas A&M International University. Dr. Champion has taught at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, California State University-Long Beach, and Minot State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University and B.S. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University. He also completed several years of law school at the Nashville School of Law.Dr. Champion has written more than 25 texts and/or edited works and maintains memberships in ten different professional organizations. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Criminology and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is former editor of the ACJS/Anderson Series on Issues in Crime and Justice (1993-1996) and the Journal of Crime and Justice (1995-1998). He was the Visiting Scholar for the National Center for Juvenile Justice in 1992 and is presently first vice president of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association.Among his published books for Prentice Hall are Basic Statistics for Social Research (1970, 1981); Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology (1993, 2000); The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law (1992, 1998, 2001); Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective (1990, 1998, 2001); Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections (1990, 1996, 1999); Policing in the Community (w/George Rush) (1996); and The Administration of Justice Systems (forthcoming). Works with other publishers include The Sociology of Organizations (McGraw-Hill); Research Methods in Social Relations (John Wiley); Sociology (Holt, Rinehart and Winston); The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines (Praeger Publishers); Juvenile Transfer Hearings (w/G. Larry Mays) (Praeger Publishers); Measuring Offender Risk (Greenwood Press); and Criminal Justice in the United States (Wadsworth).Dr. Champion's primary research interests relate to attorney use in juvenile justice proceedings and plea bargaining.show more

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Juvenile Justice in the United States. 2. Measuring Delinquency: Types of Offenders and Trends. 3. An Overview of the Juvenile Justice System. 4. Juveniles and the Police. 5. Intake and Preadjudicatory Processing. 6. Classification and Preliminary Treatment: Waivers and Other Alternatives. 7. Prosecutorial Decision Making in Juvenile Justice. 8. The Adjudicatory Process: Dispositional Alternatives. 9. The Legal Rights of Juveniles. 10. Nominal Sanctions: Warnings, Diversion, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 11. Juvenile Probation and Community-Based Corrections. 12. Juvenile Corrections: Custodial Sanctions and Parole. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index. Case Index.show more

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