Juvenile Justice System, The: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 01/01/2010
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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A market-leader,The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law, Fifth Edition,provides a detailed examination of the juvenile justice system. Known for its comprehensive coverage, the author explores all aspects of juvenile justiceincluding intake, adjudication, dispositions, juvenile probation, parole, and community correctionsand maintains a legal emphasis throughout. Up-to-date tables, figures and statistics give readers the most current perspective of juvenile justice trends. Chapter-opening scenarios, personality highlights and career snapshots use personal accounts to capture the essence of what it means to be part of the juvenile justice system. Covers all aspects of juvenile justice, including intake, adjudication, dispositions, juvenile probation, parole, and community corrections. Covers all levels of offenders and clearly delineates the differences between status offenses and delinquent offenses. Discusses the history of juvenile justice system and the crucial events that have influenced its development. Includes early legal cases, landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases, current juvenile cases, select state court cases, etc. to show the legal bases for decisions about juveniles. Discusses the different rights juveniles have acquired and how different components of the juvenile justice system relate to them. Shows readers the steps involved with processing a juvenile offender and includes topics such as intake, adjudication, dispositions, probation, parole, and aftercare. Feature various professionals who work with juveniles in positions such as juvenile court judge, juvenile probation and parole officer and counselor. Highlights juvenile justice systems in 13 different countries and provide interesting contrasts with the U.S. juvenile justice system. Anyone involved in or interested in Juvenile Justice.

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