The Juvenile Justice System / Edition 6

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Overview

Features of The Juvenile Justice System, Sixth Edition include:

Up-to-date and interesting box materials supplementing the text, featuring key topics and contemporary themes of different aspects of juvenile justice, including school violence, drugs, and psychologically disturbed youths

Interesting career snapshots from practitioners and scholars who work in the juvenile justice system or do research about juveniles

Relevant and interesting Internet sites listed at the end of chapters for all topics discussed, including where to find important information for research and other purposes

Comprehensive discussion of the juvenile justice system, including the legal rights of juveniles, landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases, and the death penalty for juveniles

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 electronic monitoring, home confinement, and numerous community corrections 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 the community or secure care

Discussion of the jail removal initiative and events related to housing juveniles in adult jails and prisons

The most extensive, accurate, and up-to-date description available 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135008058
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/6/2009
  • Series: Pearson Criminal Justice Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Overview of Juvenile Justice in the United States

Chapter 2 The History of Juvenile Justice and Origins of the Juvenile Court

Chapter 3 Theories of Delinquency and Intervention Programs

Chapter 4 The Legal Rights of Juveniles

Chapter 5 Juveniles and the Police

Chapter 6 Intake and Preadjudicatory Processing

Chapter 7 Prosecutorial Decision Making in Juvenile Justice

Chapter 8 Classification and Preliminary Treatment: Waivers and Other Alternatives

Chapter 9 The Adjudicatory Process: Dispositional Alternatives

Chapter 10 Nominal Sanctions: Warnings, Diversion, and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Chapter 11 Juvenile Probation and Community-Based Corrections

Chapter 12 Juvenile Corrections:Custodial Sanctions and Parole

Glossary

Bibliography

Case Index

Name Index

Subject Index

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