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An in-depth look at juvenile justice lets students see into the minds of delinquents, victims, and field professionals.
Juvenile Justice in America provides an in-depth look at the lives of juveniles, their experiences in society, and the consequences of those experiences. The text carefully examines the structures, procedures, policies, and problems of American juvenile justice agencies. The Eighth Edition places further emphasis on delinquency prevention, and features a new chapter on juvenile offender populations to give readers a more comprehensive view of delinquents. Boxed features in every chapter highlight the practical realities of working in the juvenile justice system. The careful balance of theory, evidence-based findings, and practical applications gives readers the most up-to-date insight into the state of juvenile justice in America today.
Table of contents
Part I: The Nature and Extent of Delinquency
1. Juvenile Justice 1
2. Measurement and Nature of Juvenile Crime 29
Part II: The Causes of Delinquency
4. Causes of Juvenile Crime 48
5. Gender and Juvenile Justice 71
6. The Police 90
7. The Juvenile Court 116
Part III: The Environmental Influences on and the Prevention of Delinquency
8. Juveniles in Adult Court 145
9. Juvenile Probation 165
10. Community-Based Programs 187
11. Juvenile Institutionalization 209
12. Juvenile Aftercare 236
Part IV: The Juvenile Justice System
13. Treatment Technologies 258
14. Juvenile Gangs 276
15. Special Juvenile Offender Populations 302
16. Juvenile Justice in the Twenty-First Century 327
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