Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice / Edition 7

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Overview

Featuring new examples, new illustrations, and a completely new chapter on international juvenile justice, this thoroughly updated Seventh Edition helps students develop a comprehensive understanding of the interrelationships among theory, policy, and the practical world of juvenile justice today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412982252
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Edition description: Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 467
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Cox earned his B.S. in psychology, M.A. in sociology, and Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign. Dr. Cox was a member of the Law Enforcement and Justice Administration faculty at Western Illinois University from 1975 to 2007. For the past 45 years he has served as trainer and consultant to numerous criminal justice agencies in the United States and abroad and has worked with several universities in the area of course development. In addition, Dr. Cox has authored and co-authored numerous successful textbooks and articles.

Jennifer M. Allen is a professor and department head of criminal justice at the University of North Georgia. She holds a Master of Science degree in administration and a doctorate in sociology. Prior to entering academia in 2008, she worked with delinquent juveniles and those victimized by abuse and neglect. Dr. Allen has published in the areas of restorative justice, juvenile delinquency and justice, youth programming, and policing administration and ethics. She teaches courses in juvenile justice, criminology, research methods, administration of criminal justice, family violence, corrections, and introduction to criminal justice at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is also a coauthor of Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice (Sage, 2014, 8th ed.), with Steven Cox, Robert Hanser, and John Conrad.

Robert Hanser is the Associate Director of the School of Social Sciences and the Coordinator of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dr. Hanser has an extensive background in treatment provision and administration. He sits on the 4th Judicial District's Youth Services Planning Board and also serves on regional advisory councils and community boards related to juvenile services for substance abuse and mental health treatment programming. He is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Louisiana and Texas, a Licensed Addiction Counselor, and a Certified Anger Management Therapist.

John J.Conrad served as chair of the Department of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University and was very active in the department, university, and surrounding community. After teaching for more than 30 years, he is now retired and enjoying his time traveling throughout the United States.

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Table of Contents

1. Juvenile Justice in Historical Perspective
2. Defining and Measuring Offenses By and Against Juveniles
3. Characteristics of Juvenile Offenders
4. Theories of Causation
5. Purpose and Scope of Juvenile Court Acts
6. Juvenile Justice Procedures
7. Juveniles and the Police
8. Key Figures in Juvenile Court Proceedings
9. Prevention and Diversion Programs
10. Dispositional Alternatives
11. Child Abuse and Neglect
12. Violent Juveniles and Gangs
13. Juvenile Justice around the World
14. The Future of Juvenile Justice

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