Juvenile Justice Today

Juvenile Justice Today

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For courses in Juvenile Justice.Offering a comprehensive and balanced treatment, this text traces the history, development, and current practices of the system designed to deal with juvenile behavior, its control and treatment. The book concentrates on the processes that make the juvenile justice system work, the people involved in the system, and the programs aimed at meeting the needs of children in trouble. Its writing style is clear and concise, incorporating understandable examples and descriptions throughout.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130119938
  • 9780130119933

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Juvenile Justice Today, Fourth Edition is written for the student beginning to develop an interest in the juvenile area of the criminal justice system. It focuses on the system itself, the processes within it, and the young people who become involved in it. It also presents an historical view of the juvenile justice system and how it relates to the entire criminal justice system.

SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE BOOK INCLUDE: Coverage of both the practical and theoretical elements of the juvenile justice system and process Current literature and research, including timely materials available on the World Wide Web Important information that appears in boxes throughout the text that present current issues and concepts A list of "terms to remember" and "review questions" at the end of each chapter to help students highlight the important concepts An Instructor's Manual by Dr. Julie Kunselman that contains chapter outlines and questions for tests and quizzes
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Table of contents

I. THE HISTORY OF JUVENILE JUSTICE. 1. Children in Trouble (2000 B.C. to the Twentieth Century). 2. The Twentieth Century and Juvenile Justice. 3. Juvenile Crime: Measurement and Analysis. II. THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. 4. The Juvenile Justice Process. 5. Juveniles and the Police: Where the System Starts. 6. The Juvenile Court. 7. Juvenile's Legal Rights. 8. Juvenile Probation-Cheaper or Better? 9. Juvenile Institutions: The Success of Failure. 10. Juvenile Parole: Useful or Harmful? 11. Group Homes, Foster Care, and Adoption. 12. Juvenile Justice Assessment and Classification. III. JUVENILE JUSTICE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. 13. Dealing with Delinquency Theories, Issues, and Practice. 14. The Future of Juvenile Justice.
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