The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law (5th Edition)

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A market-leader, The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law, Fifth Edition, provides a detailed examination of the juvenile justice system. Known for its comprehensive coverage, the author explores all aspects of juvenile justice–including intake, adjudication, dispositions, juvenile probation, parole, and community corrections–and maintains a legal emphasis throughout. Up-to-date tables, figures and statistics give readers the most current perspective of juvenile justice trends. Chapter-opening scenarios, personality highlights and career snapshots use personal accounts to capture the essence of what it means to be part of the juvenile justice system.

 

Covers all aspects of juvenile justice, including intake, adjudication, dispositions, juvenile probation, parole, and community corrections. Covers all levels of offenders and clearly delineates the differences between status offenses and delinquent offenses. Discusses the history of juvenile justice system and the crucial events that have influenced its development. Includes early legal cases, landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases, current juvenile cases, select state court cases, etc. to show the legal bases for decisions about juveniles.

Discusses the different rights juveniles have acquired and how different components of the juvenile justice system relate to them. Shows

readers the steps involved with processing a juvenile offender and includes topics such as intake, adjudication, dispositions, probation, parole,

and aftercare.  Feature various professionals who work with juveniles in positions such as juvenile court judge, juvenile probation and parole officer and counselor. Highlights juvenile justice systems in 13 different countries and provide interesting contrasts with the U.S. juvenile justice system.  

 

Anyone involved in or interested in Juvenile Justice.

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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.

From the Back Cover:

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

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