Written with the uniquely blended perspective of both a political scientist and a sociologist, Mays and Winfree offer a valued middle ground in exploring the contemporary juvenile justice system. "Juvenile Justice" integrates discussion of the theory and history of juvenile delinquency and the system's response to it, along with the practical, nuts-and-bolts of processing juvenile offenders, giving readers a complete picture of the system. With pedagogical aids including engaging boxed features, chapter-opening case studies, charts, graphs, and thought-provoking end-of-chapter questions, the authors clearly explain the administration of justice in the Juvenile Justice system, from local responses to state and federal involvement, addressing both where the system has lead us in the past, and exploring the future of juvenile justice.
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"I highly commend the substantive material chosen. Additionally, the vignettes are a wonderful addition to aid student learning and critical thinking. Finally, I find the Instructor's Manual explempary. It provides many useful hints for in-class discussion and activities." -- Jennifer Schulenberg, Sam Houston State University "This text is a rich, statistics-based, comprehensive overview of juvenile justice history, processes, and current trends. The student price is very attractive and the instructor support materials are easily accessible." -- Allan Krescent, Los Angeles Valley CollegeAbout the Author:
G. Larry Mays earned his doctorate in political science from the University of Tennessee in 1979. From 1971 to 1976 he served as a police officer with the Knoxville, Tennessee Police Department. Dr. Mays is an award-winning teacher and has been a university faculty member for the past 20 years at three different universities (East Tennessee State University, Appalachian State University, and New Mexico State University). He has co-authored two books in the field of juvenile justice, and has presented 16 conference papers and authored or co-authored 15 articles in leading journals and a book chapter on a variety of juvenile justice topics. L. Thomas Winfree Jr. received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Montana, and has played a significant role in criminology and criminal justice for over two decades. He came to New Mexico State in 1987 to be coordinator of the Master of Criminal Justice degree program and assumed the responsibilities of department head in July 1990. His teaching expertise includes criminological theory construction and testing, research methods, drugs and drug abuse, and corrections. He has coedited a book on expert witnesses in criminal justice and has co-authored two textbooks (an introduction to criminal justice and a book on criminological theory), and has written over 21 articles on juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill College, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070403007
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