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Juvenile Justice: An Introduction provides a student-friendly exploration of all aspects of the juvenile system. It focuses on the juvenile justice system in United States, presenting materials about the existing key issues with juveniles, such as sex, bullying, social media and the issues of non-delinquent youths.
The book is divided into 14 chapters and covers the following concepts of the juvenile justice system:
o The definition and extent of delinquency
o The history of juvenile justice
o Psychological and biological approaches to explaining and learning the key issues of delinquency
o Sociological basis of delinquency
o Policy development and juveniles
o Court process
o Due process
o Institutional and residential interventions
o Probation and corrections
o Restorative justice
o Future trends in juvenile justice
The text is an excellent reference and "bedside" book for students and professionals in the criminal justice field, law enforcement, and policy development.
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John T. Whitehead is a Professor and former Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University. He completed his M.A. at the University of Notre Dame and earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from SUNY-Albany. He teaches courses in corrections, criminal justice ethics, and the death penalty.
Stephen P. Lab is Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Bowling Green State University. He is a nationally recognized expert in crime prevention and his research interests include juvenile delinquency, school crime, and victims of crime. He is a regular consultant for the National Institute of Justice on research and funding activities in the areas of crime prevention, community policing, school crime, gang behavior and interventions, and police partnerships to address crime.
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