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Overview

Gain a practical and comprehensive understanding of the juvenile justice system with JUVENILE JUSTICE, Sixth Edition. Highly accessible and reader friendly, this book explores various programs and processes that exist in today's juvenile justice system, including prevention efforts through school and community-based programs. The Sixth edition features a prestigious new coauthor—John Paul Wright from the University of Cincinnati—and provides a new emphasis on evidence-based practice and other cutting-edge issues such as cyberbullying, school violence, female delinquency, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133049623
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/16/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 213,376
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Kären Matison Hess, PhD (d. 2010), was an instructor at Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MN) who crafted a line of enduring, practical textbooks in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice that include Criminal Investigation (10th edition), Criminal Procedure; Corrections in the Twenty-First Century: A Practical Approach; Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (9th edition); Introduction to Private Security (5th edition); Juvenile Justice (5th edition); Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement (4th edition); Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving (5th edition); and Careers in Criminal Justice: From Internship to Promotion (6th edition). She was a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the Textbook and Academic Author's Association (TAA). In 2006, Dr. Hess was honored by the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development at the school's 100-year anniversary as one of 100 alumni who have made a significant contribution to education and human development.

Christine Hess Orthmann has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for over twenty years. She is a co-author of numerous Cengage books, including COMMUNITY POLICING: PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROBLEM SOLVING (6th edition), CORRECTIONS FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (9th edition), and POLICE OPERATIONS (5th edition), as well as a major contributor to CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (5th edition), INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (9th edition), INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY (5th edition), JUVENILE JUSTICE (5th edition), and CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION (6th edition). She is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma), and is a reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department. Christine Hess Orthmann has a Master of Science Degree

John Paul Wright is Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Professor Wright received his Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 1996. He has since published over 100 scientific articles, books, and book chapters on the development of juvenile delinquency and violence. Dr. Wright is best known for his work in biosocial criminology, which has invigorated research into the genetic and biological foundations of crime and violence. In addition, Dr. Wright is a highly sought after presenter and has given lectures across the United States.

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Table of Contents

1. Juvenile Justice: Definitions, Measurement and Process. 2. The History and Philosophy behind the Juvenile Justice System. 3. Theories of Delinquency and Juvenile Offending. 4. Youth in Society: Developmental Risks and Protective Factors. 5. Juvenile Victims. 6. Juvenile Offenders. 7. Youth Gangs. 8. The Police and Juveniles. 9. Pretrial Services and Diversion. 10. The Juvenile Court. 11. Juvenile Corrections. 12. Preventing Delinquency and Recidivism. 13. Juvenile Justice at a Crossroads: The Accelerating Call for Reform.

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