The Juvenile Justice System: Deliquency, Processing and the Law (3rd Edition)

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9780130166395: The Juvenile Justice System: Deliquency, Processing and the Law (3rd Edition)

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.

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Thoroughly referenced and comprehensive in scope, The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and The Law provides readers with a complete overview of all phases of the juvenile justice system. In-depth treatment of the mechanisms, procedures, punishments, and sanctions are reinforced by the author's extensive use of case studies. The book compares the juvenile justice system in the United States with the juvenile justice systems of Japan, Norway, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, as well as our own criminal justice system to provide students with a unique perspective.

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  • Clear description of juvenile justice processing through arrest, intake, adjudication, and disposition
  • Examination of the many dimensions of police-juvenile relations
  • Description of classification systems for juveniles, including state-based risk assessment inventories
  • Discussion of the jail removal initiative and deinstitutionalization of status offenses
  • Comprehensive discussion of intermediate punishments for juveniles, including home confinement, electronic monitoring, and other community corrections alternatives
  • Extensive review of the juvenile probation and parole revocation process
  • Detailed portrayal of the latest blended sentencing statutes applicable to violent juveniles
  • Full complement of ancillaries, including instructor's manual, test bank, comprehensive glossary, up-to-date bibliography, discussion questions at chapter ends, and suggested readings

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