Juvenile Justice: Theory, Systems, and Organization / Edition 1

Juvenile Justice: Theory, Systems, and Organization / Edition 1

by James Houston, Shannon Barton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0139074457

ISBN-13: 9780139074455

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This well-written book combines theory and practice by describing the juvenile justice system as a comprehensive whole that is part of the community. It is influenced by the various subsystems and sometimes fails to adequately serve youth in need. Readers will learn how to work in the system and effectively serve the youth in their communities. Its

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This well-written book combines theory and practice by describing the juvenile justice system as a comprehensive whole that is part of the community. It is influenced by the various subsystems and sometimes fails to adequately serve youth in need. Readers will learn how to work in the system and effectively serve the youth in their communities. Its unique treatment of the juvenile justice system includes such topics as: juvenile delinquency, gang-related violence, police and the juvenile offender, the court system, diversion programs, community-based sanctions and juvenile institutions, and goals and effectiveness of the system. Its coverage of decision-making, bureaucracy and organization, and power and politics is unsurpassed. For any employee of the juvenile justice system, including those in law enforcement, therapists and social workers, and those involved in the legal arena.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780139074455
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.74(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

IJuvenile delinquency in the twenty-first century1
1Delinquency and the juvenile justice system3
2Theoretical explanations of delinquency25
3The external environment60
4Gangs83
IIThe juvenile justice system109
5Police and the juvenile offender111
6The courts and juvenile justice135
7Diversion167
8Community-based sanctions and juvenile institutions196
IIIManaging processes in juvenile justice235
9Goals and effectiveness of the juvenile justice system237
10Organization, bureaucracy, and systems260
11Decision making280
12Intergroup relations and conflict304
IVIntegrating the juvenile justice system323
13Power and politics in juvenile justice325
14The executive in juvenile justice341
15Juvenile justice : an overview and assessment357

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