Juvenile Justice in America

Author: Clemens Bartollas,Stuart J. Miller

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131123267

Category: Social Science

Page: 570

View: 7680

For juvenile justice/juvenile delinquency courses in Criminal Justice, Criminology and Sociology departments. Fully focused on the important issues, emerging trends, contemporary research, and special challenges facing juvenile justice today, this comprehensive exploration of the American juvenile justice system covers the history and philosophy of juvenile justice, the current practices for processing youthful offenders, the detention of juveniles, and the diversion of youth from the juvenile justice system. Unique in its approach, it gives students an up-close and personal view of the fascinating and sometimes tragic world of the juvenile offender--and the personal, psychological and thinking processes that characterize juvenile misbehavior.
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Juvenile Justice Today

Author: Gennaro F. Vito,Julie C. Kunselman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135151488

Category: Law

Page: 425

View: 8019

Offering concise, self-contained chapters, Juvenile Justice Today, 1e explores the history of juvenile justice, the juvenile justice system, and special populations. Video profiles accompany each chapter and give a dramatic picture of juveniles in the system, along with the police, judges and personnel that work with them. The mycrimekit website supports the text and includes practice quizzes, essay questions and online activities. Throughout the text, real-world examples and research and evaluations summaries help students understand the juvenile justice system, processes and people within it.
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Juvenile Justice Today

Essays on Programs and Policies

Author: N.A

Publisher: Amer Correctional Assn

ISBN: 9781569911518

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

View: 4015

This collection of essays contains updated entries from Corrections Today magazine, as well as previously unpublished submissions. It examines some of the most notable issues in juvenile justice and corrections. Articles include: Juvenile Corrections in a Changing American Landscape; Programming, Staffing, and Managing the Violent Juvenile Offender; Six Elements That Form a Context for Staff Safety; Overrepresentation of Youth with Disabilities in Corrections; Civil Rights in Juvenile Correctional Facilities; Writing Our Stories: An Update on the Antiviolence Creative Writing Program for Juveniles; Developing a Security Envelope for a Youthful Offender Program; Increasing Collaboration Between Family Courts and Juvenile Justice; Youth Courts: A National Youth Movement; and Turning the Tables: The Safer Foundation's Youth Empowerment Program.
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Juvenile Justice

Author: Kären Hess

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495504378

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 6573

Gain a practical and comprehensive understanding of the juvenile justice system with JUVENILE JUSTICE, Fifth Edition. Highly accessible and student friendly, this text explores various programs and processes that exist in today’s juvenile justice system, including prevention efforts through school and community-based programs. The fifth edition also includes expanded coverage of measurement, victimization, differences between the adult and juvenile justice systems, diversity, gangs, future trends in the field, cutting-edge policies, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Essentials of Criminal Justice

Author: Larry Siegel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495553247

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 6886

Master the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and succeed in your course with ESSENTIALS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Sixth Edition! With its cutting-edge high-profile cases, detailed career information and resources, and current real-world examples, this text and its supporting resources will help you excel in this course and beyond. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Juvenile Justice

The Essentials

Author: Richard Lawrence,Mario Hesse

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412970121

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 6343

This textbook presents an overview of the major subject areas in juvenile justice, with some of the latest research available from books, journal articles, and government documents. It includes special features that engage the reader in thinking critically about the subjects, with practical examples of justice in action, laws, policies, and programs in juvenile justice.
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Juvenile Justice

Author: Kären Hess,Christine Orthmann,John Wright

Publisher: Nelson Education

ISBN: 128540145X

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 1324

A highly accessible, student-friendly text, JUVENILE JUSTICE, Sixth Edition, offers a practical and comprehensive look at the juvenile justice system. The text explores various programs and processes that exist in today’s field, 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Juvenile Delinquency: The Core

Author: Larry J. Siegel,Brandon C. Welsh

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285607074

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 8189

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THE CORE, 5th Edition delivers cutting-edge coverage of essential theory, policy, and the latest research in one value-priced, reader-friendly paperback. Renowned for its balanced approach and engaging writing style, this brief book helps readers understand the nature of delinquency and its causes, as well as current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Juvenile Justice: A Social, Historical, and Legal Perspective

Author: Preston Elrod,Professor and Division Chair School of Justice Studies Eastern Kentucky University Preston Elrod,R. Scott Ryder

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449667600

Category: Law

Page: 500

View: 6334

A Fully Revised and Updated Edition of the Essential Juvenile Justice Textbook The juvenile justice system is a multifaceted entity that continually changes under the influence of decisions, policies, and laws. Juvenile Justice: A Social, Historical, and Legal Perspective, Fourth Edition is the most comprehensive reference on the juvenile justice system available. Reader-friendly but thorough, the text contains the most up-to-date research on juvenile justice operations and their effectiveness and is authored by two experts in the field. It presents contemporary topics in juvenile justice and situates them within a historical and theoretical context, covering juvenile justice history, the development of the juvenile court in the U.S., and contemporary juvenile justice practice, as well as chapters on status and violent offenders, and working in juvenile justice. Myth v. Reality boxes, FYI boxes, and Comparative Focus boxes provide students with important information, challenge preconceived ideas students may have about juvenile justice practice, critically examine juvenile justice practice, and maintain student interest. The fully revised and updated fourth edition includes the latest statistics and research data, new photos and figures, coverage of contemporary court cases, and new pedagogical features. Ideally suited for undergraduate students in juvenile justice courses, as well as graduate students and professionals seeking a comprehensive juvenile justice reference, Juvenile Justice: A Social, Historical, and Legal Perspective, Fourth Edition is the leading juvenile justice textbook on the market today.
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Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Author: Marilyn D. McShane,Michael Cavanaugh

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440839638

Category: Law

Page: 262

View: 7816

This book provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge look at the problems that impact the way we conduct intervention and treatment for youth in crisis today—an indispensable resource for practitioners, students, researchers, policymakers, and faculty working in the area of juvenile justice. • Provides insights into juvenile justice from contributors and editors who have extensive experience in teaching, researching, and writing on the subject • Represents an ideal teaching text for courses in juvenile justice—a staple topic in all criminology and criminal justice college programs • Presents analysis and evaluation of techniques used and programs employed, enabling readers to be better advocates for law and policy impacting youth • Includes discussion questions appropriate for classroom settings and lists of additional resources, related websites, and supporting films that guide students in investigating the subject further • Supplies updated data and information on policy and law that will serve as a vital resource for students writing papers or scholars teaching in the field of juvenile justice
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Australia's Children's Courts Today and Tomorrow

Author: Rosemary Sheehan,Allan Borowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400759282

Category: Law

Page: 216

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The Children’s Court is one of society’s most important social institutions. At the same time, it is steeped in controversy. This is in large measure due to the persistence and complexity of the problems with which it deals, namely, juvenile crime and child abuse and neglect. Despite the importance of the Children’s Court as a means of holding young people accountable for their anti-social behaviour and parents for the care of their children, it has not been the subject of close study. Certainly it has not been previously studied nationally. This book, an edited collection, is based on the findings of study that spanned the six States and two Territories of Australia. The study sought to examine the current challenges faced by the Children’s Court and to identify desirable and feasible directions for reform in each State and Territory. A further unique feature of this study is that it canvassed the views of judges and magistrates who preside over this court.
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Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Author: David W. Springer,Albert R. Roberts

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763760560

Category: Law

Page: 492

View: 6773

"Juvenile Justice and Delinquency" is the first text to comprehensively trace the progress toward resolving critical juvenile justice and delinquency issues, and to provide cutting-edge intervention strategies to effectively rehabilitate juvenile offenders and prevent delinquency. Historical, political, and legal trends are examined and critiqued, as well as the range of developmental, familial, and sociological theoretical explanations of juvenile delinquency. Current evidence-based practice, prevention strategies and programs, and juvenile justice treatment and policy alternatives are thoroughly explored.
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The Cycle of Juvenile Justice

Author: Thomas J. Bernard,Megan C. Kurlychek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199708253

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 6221

The Cycle of Juvenile Justice takes a historical look at juvenile justice policies in the United States. Tracing a pattern of policies over the past 200 years, the book reveals cycles of reforms advocating either lenient treatment or harsh punishments for juvenile delinquents. Bernard and Kurlychek see this cycle as driven by several unchanging ideas that force us to repeat, rather than learn from, our history. This timely new edition provides a substantial update from the original, incorporating the vast policy changes from the 1990s to the present, and placing these changes in their broader historical context and their place within the cycle of juvenile justice. The authors provide a provocative and honest assessment of juvenile justice in the 21st century, arguing that no policy can solve the problem of youth crime since it arises not from the juvenile justice system, but from deeper social conditions and inequalities. With this highly-anticipated new edition, The Cycle of Juvenile Justice will continue to provide a controversial, challenging, and enlightening perspective for a broad array of juvenile justice officials, scholars, and students alike.
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U. S. Criminal Justice Policy: a Contemporary Reader

Author: Karim Ismaili,Vice Provost and Professor of Criminology Bridgewater State University Karim Ismaili

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449628265

Category: Law

Page: 370

View: 6218

This current collection of essays on contemporary U.S. criminal justice policy is a timely response to the significant recent growth of policy-oriented research in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. "U.S. Criminal Justice Policy: A Contemporary Reader" addresses how criminal justice policy issues are framed, identifies participants in the policy process, discusses how policy is made, and considers the constraints and opportunities found in the policy process. Findings are linked to broader institutional, cultural and global criminal justice trends, and are used to determine what recent research reveals about crime policy and democratic governance. The main goal of this book is to encourage readers to engage in a dialogue about criminal justice policy, and to think about the potential for criminal justice reform.
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Balancing Juvenile Justice

Author: Susan Guarino-Ghezzi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351314912

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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The juvenile justice system in the United States has become a detrimental rather than a remedial experience, one that often reinforces youths' defiance of authority. Trying juveniles as adults, overcrowding juvenile detention facilities, and other factors have led to the deterioration of a system whose original intent was to protect immature youngsters who might get arrested for truancy or joyriding. The present system is ill equipped to cope with today's children who may be arrested for violent crimes such as rape and murder. This has led to an intense pessimism. Balancing Juvenile Justice, now in an expanded, revised edition, is a comprehensive discussion of the primary considerations policymakers should use in striking a balance between holding youths responsible for past behavior, and providing services and opportunities so that their future behavior will be guided by constructive, rather than destructive, forces. The topics covered include: trends in philosophy and politics; a review of state and local reforms in juvenile justice; the changing role of the juvenile court; development of a balanced continuum of correctional programs; and strategies for reform. The authors emphasize that while juvenile offenders should pay for their crimes, it is equally urgent to realize that adult neglect, abuse, rescinding needed resources, and stigmatizing of youth will only ensure that crime and criminal justice become permanent distinguishing features of the United States. This new edition of Balancing Juvenile Justice will be compelling reading for sociologists, criminologists, juvenile justice practitioners, and policymakers.
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Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence

Author: James C. Howell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761903739

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 2491

Comprehensive and detailed, this book provides information on: the history of the United States' response to juvenile delinquency; the increasing seriousness of the problem; and the public policies available to deal with it. James C Howell cites the pressing need for a clearer understanding of the risk factors for youth violence. Long-term solutions such as the development of more effective prevention programmes, better-matched offender//treatment programmes, and a more cost effective juvenile justice system are also discussed. Extensive figures and tables are included.
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Juvenile Justice

A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice

Author: Steven M. Cox,Jennifer M. Allen,John J. Conrad

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141295133X

Category: Law

Page: 417

View: 9147

Briefer than most texts on the topic, this book accessibly explores the interrelationships among theory, policy, and practice to provide a comprehensive understanding of both the historical foundations and the practical world of juvenile justice. The Sixth Edition, now published by SAGE, is updated throughout covering topics such as the history of juvenile justice, legal considerations in juvenile justice, theory and policy in juvenile justice, and current realities in the practice of juvenile justice. The book’s unique blend of theory, policy, and practice, coupled with a straightforward writing style and comprehensive ancillary package makes it a must-have for students and practitioners alike.
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Juvenile Justice

Redeeming Our Children

Author: Barry Krisberg

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761925015

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Juvenile Justice: Redeeming Our Children debunks myths about juvenile justice in order to achieve an ideal system that would protect vulnerable children and help build safer communities. Author Barry Krisberg assembles broad and up-to-date research, statistical data, and theories on the U.S. juvenile justice system to encourage effective responses to youth crime. This text gives a historical context to the ongoing quest for the juvenile justice ideal and examines how the current system of laws, policies, and practices came into place.
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Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in American Society

Second Edition

Author: Randall G. Shelden

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478610174

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 4129

Extensively revised, the second edition blends theory, research, and applications into a superb overview of the complex issues surrounding juvenile delinquency and societys attempts to address juvenile crime. After providing an excellent historical foundation, Shelden presents the theories essential to understanding crime and delinquency. He then explores the system and its effects on juveniles and society, including comprehensive coverage of female delinquency. The social, legal, and political influences on how the public perceives juveniles and the inequality in U.S. society that affects families, communities, and schools are highlighted throughout the book. The concluding chapter looks at solutions that have worked and identifies trends in treating juvenile delinquency. The authors almost four decades of teaching about and researching juveniles and the system make him eminently qualified to offer readers the tools necessary to think critically about delinquency and to evaluate the policies enacted to manage the juveniles who violate the laws. Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in American Society, 2/E provides affordable, up-to-date, easily accessible, and thorough analysis of a significant topic.
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Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

A Comprehensive Framework

Author: James C. Howell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761925095

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

View: 3529

Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency: A Comprehensive Framework presents the latest research and most effective programs for understanding, preventing, and controlling juvenile delinquency. Renowned specialist in the field James C. Howell examines key myths about juvenile violence and the ability of the juvenile justice system to handle modern-day juvenile delinquents. Reviewing the history of current juvenile justice system policies and practices, Howell provides a comprehensive framework for analyzing and responding to juvenile crime. Intended as a supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate courses in juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, and violent offender intervention courses, Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency is also essential reading for juvenile justice and social services research and development specialists.
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