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

Juvenile Justice System, The: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law, 9th edition

  • Alida V. Merlo, 
  • Peter Benekos

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Overview

The Juvenile Justice System introduces you to juvenile justice and examines how youth offenders are defined and classified. This title looks at the stages of juvenile processing, current and historical responses to juvenile justice, and how research has influenced policy.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137527458

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Juvenile Justice

Table of contents

1. An Overview of Juvenile Justice in the United States
2. The History of Juvenile Justice and Origins of the Juvenile Court
3. Theories of Delinquency and Intervention Programs
4. The Legal Rights of Juveniles
5. Juveniles and the Police
6. Intake and Preadjudicatory Processing
7. Prosecutorial Decision Making in Juvenile Justice
8. Classification and Preliminary Treatment: Waivers and Other Alternatives
9. The Adjudicatory Process: Dispositional Alternatives
10. Nominal Sanctions: Warnings, Diversion, and Alternative Dispute Resolution
11. Juvenile Probation and Community-Based Corrections
12. Juvenile Corrections: Custodial Sanctions and Aftercare

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