Juvenile Justice in America

ISBN-10: 0132256940
ISBN-13: 9780132256940
Edition: 5th 2008
List price: $122.67
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Description: Fully focused on the important issues, emerging trends, contemporary research, and special challenges facing juvenile justice today, this comprehensive exploration of the American juvenile justice system covers the history and philosophy of juvenile  More...

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Book details

List price: $122.67
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/14/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Fully focused on the important issues, emerging trends, contemporary research, and special challenges facing juvenile justice today, this comprehensive exploration of the American juvenile justice system covers the history and philosophy of juvenile justice, the current practices for processing youthful offenders, the detention of juveniles, and the diversion of youth from the juvenile justice system. Unique in its approach, it gives students an ldquo;up-close and personalrdquo; view of the fascinating and sometimes tragic world of the juvenile offenderand the personal, psychological and thinking processes that characterize juvenile misbehavior.Comprehensive overview of juvenile justice system institutions and operations. Realistic look at the life of juveniles. Updated statistics, research studies, case studies, interviews & photographs.For anyone working anywhere within the juvenile justice system.

Clem Bartollas is a professor of Sociology at the University of Northern Iowa. He holds a B.A. from Davis and Elkins College, a B.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, an S.T.M. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in sociology with a special emphasis in criminology from The Ohio State University. He has taught at Pembroke State University, Sangamon State University, and the University of Northern Iowa, where he has received a number of honors, including Distinguished Scholar, the Donald McKay Research Award, and the Regents' Award for Faculty Excellence. Dr. Bartollas is the author of numerous articles and more than 30 texts.

Introduction
Juvenile Justice: An Overview
Profile of the Juvenile Offender
The Social Context of Youth Crime
The System and Early Decision Making
The Police
The Juvenile Court
Youths in Adult Court
Juvenile Probation
Community-Based Corrections
Community-Based Corrections
Juvenile Aftercare
Institutionalization
The Training School
The Inmate World
The Staff Response
Status and Chronic Offenders
Status Offenders
The Chronic Offender
Treatment, Research, and New Directions
Treatment Technologies
Research and Theory in Juvenile Justice
Toward a New Vision of Juvenile Justice
Name Index
Subject Index

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