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Juvenile Justice: An Introduction / Edition 8

Juvenile Justice: An Introduction / Edition 8

by John T. Whitehead, Steven P. Lab


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Juvenile Justice: An Introduction / Edition 8

This textbook considers the definition and extent of delinquency, competing explanations of its causes, and its relationship to gangs and drugs. It also describes the juvenile justice system, presenting a brief history of the systems, discussing its future prospects, and examining each of its component parts—police, courts, and corrections. Whitehead teaches at East Tennessee State University. Lab teaches at Bowling Green State University. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323298711
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/05/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 514
Sales rank: 255,862
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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.

Steven P. Lab is Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Program and Chair of the Department of Human Services at Bowling Green State University. His research interests include victims of crime, crime prevention, juvenile delinquency, and school crime. Lab received his Ph.D. in Criminology from Florida State University in 1982. His primary research interests are in crime prevention and juvenile justice; he is the author of three textbooks and two edited works, and has published more than 30 articles on various topics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Definition and Extent of Delinquency

2. The History of Juvenile Justice

3. Explaining Delinquency: Biological and Psychological Approaches

4. Sociological Explanations of Delinquency

5. Gang Delinquency

6. Drugs and Delinquency

7. Policing and Juveniles

8. The Juvenile Court Process

9. Due Process and Juveniles

10. Institutional/Residential Interventions

11. Juvenile Probation and Community Corrections

12. Prevention in Juvenile Justice

13.The Victimization of Juveniles

14. Future Directions in Juvenile Justice

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