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

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9780131122871: The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law, Fourth Edition

This book provides a complete, up-to-date, in-depth overview of all phases of the contemporary juvenile justice system from a legalistic perspective. KEY TOPICS It examines the nature of delinquency, classifications of juvenile offenders, alternative explanations for juvenile misconduct, juvenile courts and juvenile rights, and corrections. For juvenile probation/parole officers and practitioners, and juvenile courts personnel.

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The Juvenile Justice System, Fourth Edition offers an up-to-date presentation of the juvenile justice system in the United States. This book also features:

  • Up-to-date and interesting box materials supplementing text, featuring key topics and contemporary themes of different aspects of juvenile justice, including school violence, drugs, and psychologically disturbed youths
  • Interesting personality highlights of practitioners in the field who comment on their experiences with the juvenile justice system
  • Complete discussion of the juvenile justice system from arrest through intake, prosecution, adjudication, and dispositions
  • Complete discussion of the legal rights of juveniles including all landmark cases
  • Elaborate description of how juvenile offenders are classified and processed, including the status offender/delinquent distinction and the deinstitutionalization movement
  • Comprehensive discussion of juvenile corrections including community correctional strategies and programs
  • Extensive discussion of police-juvenile relations and law enforcement options relating to juvenile offenders
  • Coverage of classification systems for- juvenile offenders and the decision making process relating to their placement in community or secure care
  • Discussion of the jail removal initiative and events related to housing juveniles in adult jails and prisons
  • Elaborate discussion of the death penalty as applied to juveniles who commit capital murder
  • Most extensive, accurate, and up-to-date description of types of waivers, transfers, and certification proceedings against juveniles and how these procedures interface with the criminal justice system
  • Extensive explanation and description of contemporary blended sentencing statutes and recent changes concerning how violent juvenile offenders are processed

About the Author:

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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