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Juvenile Justice
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Juvenile Justice
A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice

Tenth Edition


September 2021 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Comprehensive, focused, and up-to-date, Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice, Tenth Edition illustrates the practical realities of the juvenile justice system and the most current topics in the field. Students will learn about the history, process, and theories of the juvenile justice system, and gain access to the latest crime measurements while exploring important issues like community-based sanctions, treatment and rehabilitation, gangs, and international youth crime. Emphasizing evidence-based practices, bestselling authors Steven M. Cox, Jennifer M. Allen, and Robert D. Hanser guide readers through the methods and problems of the system and offer realistic insights for students interested in a career in juvenile justice.

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Chapter 1. Juvenile Justice in Historical Perspective
Juvenile Justice Historically

 
Due Process and the Juvenile Justice System

 
Continuing Dilemmas in Juvenile Justice

 
Rethinking Juvenile Justice

 
 
Chapter 2. Characteristics, Definitions, and Measurement of Juvenile Offenders and Offenses
Delinquency Profiles

 
Social Factors

 
Physical Factors

 
The Intersectionality of Age, Gender, Race, and Social Class

 
Legal Definitions

 
Behavioral Definitions

 
Official Statistics: Sources and Problems

 
Official Statistics on Abuse and Neglect

 
 
Chapter 3. Child Abuse and Neglect
Domestic or Family Violence

 
Child Maltreatment

 
Types of Abuse and Neglect

 
Internet Exploitation

 
Intervention

 
 
Chapter 4. Schools and Delinquency
Protective Factors to Delinquency in School Environments

 
Risk Factors to Delinquency in School Environments

 
School Safety

 
Truancy

 
School Programs to Prevent or Deter Youth From Delinquency

 
 
Chapter 5. Theories of Causation
Scientific Theory

 
Some Early Theories

 
Biological Theories

 
Biosocial/Neurological Theory

 
Prenatal and Neonatal Development and Delinquency

 
Psychological Theories

 
Sociological Theories

 
Integrated Theories

 
 
Chapter 6. Juveniles and the Police
Police Discretion in Encounters With Juveniles

 
Police Procedures

 
Training and Competence of Juvenile Officers

 
Police–School Resource Officer and Liaison Programs

 
Community-Oriented Policing and Juveniles

 
 
Chapter 7. The Purpose and Scope of Juvenile Courts
Purpose

 
Comparison of Adult Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Systems

 
How the Juvenile Court Accomplishes the Purpose

 
Concepts Included in the Scope of Juvenile Court Acts

 
 
Chapter 8. Juvenile Justice Procedures
Rights of Juveniles at Various Stages in Juvenile Court

 
Understanding Bail and Taking Youth Into Custody by the Police

 
Juvenile Court Proceedings

 
Detention or Shelter Care

 
 
Chapter 9. Key Figures in Juvenile Court Proceedings
Roles of the Prosecutor and Defense Counsel

 
Relationship Between the Prosecutor and the Defense Counsel: Adversarial or Cooperative?

 
Judges and Probation Officers in Juvenile Court

 
Role of Children and Family Services Personnel, Victim Advocates, and Court Appointed Special Advocates in Juvenile Court

 
Training and Competence of Juvenile Court Personnel

 
 
Chapter 10. Prevention and Diversion Programs
Prevention and Diversion

 
Diversion Programs

 
Examples of Prevention and Diversion Programs

 
Some Criticisms

 
 
Chapter 11. Treatment Programming and Trauma-Informed Care With Juvenile Offenders
Mental Health Needs of Juvenile Offenders

 
Family-of-Origin Issues

 
Therapeutic Courts

 
Types of Treatment Modalities

 
Trauma-Informed Care

 
Sexuality, Sex Counseling, and Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment

 
 
Chapter 12. Dispositional Alternatives
Dispositional Alternatives—Probation, Restorative Justice, Foster Homes, and Treatment Centers

 
Juvenile Corrections—Dilemmas and Consequences

 
Capital Punishment and Youthful Offenders

 
Possible Solutions

 
 
Chapter 13. Violent Juveniles and Gangs
Juvenile Violence and Juvenile Homicide

 
Gangs

 
Brief History of Gangs

 
Theoretical Perspectives on Gang Development

 
Gang Membership

 
Risk Factors to Delinquency in School Environments

 
Characteristics of Gang Members

 
Female Juveniles and Gang Membership

 
Response of Justice Network to Gangs

 
Public, Legislative, and Judicial Reaction

 
Alternatives to Incarceration for Violent Juveniles

 
 
Chapter 14. Global Issues in Juvenile Justice
Age of Responsibility

 
Juvenile Detention Rates Around the World

 
Juvenile Exploitation and Delinquency

 
Internal Administration of Juvenile Justice

 
Use of Restorative Justice With Young Offenders Around the World

 
 
Chapter 15. The Future of Juvenile Justice
Possibilities for the Future of Juvenile Justice

 
Utilizing and Addressing Advances in Technology

 
Barriers to Change in Juvenile Justice

 
Private Juvenile Detention Facilities

 
Improvements to the Juvenile Justice System

 

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