The Juvenile Justice System

The Juvenile Justice System : Delinquency, Processing, and the Law

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For courses in Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency.

This text provides a complete, up-to-date, in-depth overview of all phases of the contemporary juvenile justice system from a legalistic perspective. It examines the nature of delinquency, classifications of juvenile offenders, alternative explanations for juvenile misconduct, juvenile courts and juvenile rights, and corrections.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 215.9 x 285.75 x 19.05mm | 1,438g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131122878
  • 9780131122871

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Juvenile Justice in the United States.

2. Measuring Delinquency: Types of Offenders and Trends.

3. Theories of Delinquency.

4. An Overview of the Juvenile Justice System.

5. The Legal Rights of Juveniles.

6. Juveniles and the Police.

7. Intake and Preadjudicatory Processing.

8. Prosecutorial Decision Making in Juvenile Justice.

9. Classification and Preliminary Treatment: Waivers and Other Alternatives.

10. The Adjudicatory Process: Dispositional Alternatives.

11. Nominal Sanctions: Warnings, Diversion, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

12. Juvenile Probation and Community-Based Corrections.

13. Juvenile Corrections: Custodial Sanctions and Parole.



Name Index.

Subject Index.

Case Index.
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About Dean J. Champion

Dean John Champion is Professor of Criminal Justice, Texas A & M International University, Laredo, Texas. 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 over 30 texts and/or edited works and maintains memberships in eleven professional organizations. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Sociological Association. He is a former editor of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences/Anderson Publishing Company Series on Issues in Crime and Justice and the Journal of Crime and Justice. He is a contributing author for the Encarta Encyclopedia 2000 for Microsoft. He has been a Visiting Scholar for the National Center for juvenile justice and is a former president of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. He has also designed and/or offered numerous online courses for the University of Phoenix and University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

Among his published books for Prentice-Hall are Administration of Criminal Justice: Structure, Function, and Process (2003); 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, 2004 forthcoming); Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective (1990, 1998, 2001, 2005 forthcoming); Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections (1990, 1996, 1999, 2005 forthcoming); Policing in the Community (w/George Rush) (1996); and The Administration of Justice Systems (2001). Works from other publishers include The Sociology of Organizations (McGraw-Hill, 1975); Research Methods in Social Relations (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1976); Sociology (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1984); The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines (Praeger Publishers, 1989); Juvenile Transfer Hearings (w/G. Larry Mays) (Praeger Publishers, 1991); and Measuring Offender Risk (Greenwood Press, 1994); The Roxbury Dictionary of Criminal Justice: Key Terms and Leading Supreme Court Cases (Roxbury Press, 1997, 2001); and Criminal Justice in the United States 2/e (Wadsworth, 1998). Dr. Champion's specialty interests include juvenile justice, criminal justice administration, corrections, and statistics/methods.
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