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

  • Alida V. Merlo, 
  • Peter Benekos

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The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law offers you an in-depth introduction to juvenile justice. It examines how young offenders are viewed, classified and guided. The authors take a critical eye to the stages of juvenile processing and current and historical responses to juvenile justice. They also examine how research has influenced policy. Examples of comparative juvenile justice raise the importance of focusing on reform and treatment.

The 9th Edition highlights evidence-based programs that have proven effective in preventing delinquency and treating young offenders. It looks at the Sanctuary Model® and trauma-informed care as two new approaches to working with youth.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137527458

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Juvenile Justice


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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