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

  • Alida V. Merlo
  • Peter J Benekos

Published by Pearson (January 11th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

9th edition

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An in¿-depth introduction to juvenile justice

The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law is a comprehensive study of the juvenile justice system that examines how youth offenders are defined and classified. It takes a critical eye to the stages of juvenile processing, current and historical responses to juvenile justice, and how research has influenced policy. Examples of comparative juvenile justice raise the importance of providing opportunities for reform and treatment. The 9th edition highlights evidence-based programs effective in preventing delinquency and treating youthful offenders. It assesses the Sanctuary Model® and trauma-informed care as two new approaches to working with youth.

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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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