Juvenile Justice A Text/Reader

ISBN-10: 1412950368

ISBN-13: 9781412950367

Edition: 2008

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Description: This uniquely comprehensive Juvenile Justice book provides instructors and students the best of both worlds a text with carefully selected accompanying readings.This unique approach of combining a text and a reader provides students with an understanding of the juvenile justice system and an introduction to some of the best original research articles by experts in the field. This innovative text/ reader contains all the usual topics found within a typical textbook, but also includes a more extensive coverage of the juvenile justice system, focusing on law enforcement, court, and correctional responses to juvenile offending, with an overview of the causes of delinquency. The goal of the book is to provide readers with an overview and discussion of the developments and major issues in juvenile justice. The readings have a policy orientation, giving them a real-world, applied character. The book also featuress an abundance of excellent literature on juvenile justice that summarizes findings of qualitative and quantitative research, using a variety of methodological approaches, including legal, historical, criminological, and related behavioral and social science perspectives. We invite you to join us in examining the juvenile justice system and reading some of the best original research articles on the law enforcement, judicial, and correctional responses to juvenile delinquency. Ancillaries Instructors' Resources on CD-Rom (available to qualified instructors by contacting Customer Care at info@sagepub.com )will contain test questions, teaching tips and guidance on using journal articles with undergraduate classes. Student study site (coming soon) will contain e-Flashcards, self-quizzes, additional readings, and more.

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List price: $89.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.37" wide x 9.13" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Craig Hemmens is Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. In addition to being the editor for the SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology/Criminal Justice, he has published several books, including Law, Justice and Society (Oxford University Press, �2012), Legal Guide for Police (Anderson, �2011) and An Introduction to Criminal Evidence (Oxford University Press, �2009). He holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He served as the President of the Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) from 2012 to 2013.

The Extent and Seriousness of Juvenile Delinquency and Victimization
Measures of Juvenile Offending
Self-Report Measures
Delinquency Causation: An Overview
The Organization and Contents of the Book
History and Development of The Juvenile Court and Justice Process
Historical Overview of Juvenile Justice
The Origins of American Juvenile Justice
Houses of Refuge and Legal Doctrines
The "Child-saving" Movement
The First Juvenile Court
The U.S. Supreme Court on Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Versus Criminal Court: Legal and Procedural Distinctions
Federal and State Legislative Changes
Summary, Key Terms, Discussion Questions, Web Resources
How to Read a Research Article
Saving the Children: The Promise and Practice of Parens Patriae, 1838-1898
History Overtakes the Juvenile Justice System
The Historical Legacy of Juvenile Justice
Is Child Saving Dead? Public Support for Juvenile Rehabilitation
Police and Juvenile Offenders
The Police and Juvenile Crime
Police Roles and Responsibilities
Police-Juvenile Relations
Police Roles and Discretion
Juvenile Offending and Police Discretion
Race as a Factor in Juvenile Arrests
Alternatives to Police Arrest and Custody
Summary, Key Terms, Discussion Questions, Web Resources
Cops in the Classroom: A Longitudinal Evaluation of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)
Reintegrative Police Surveillance of Juvenile Offenders: Forging an Urban Model
Juvenile Curfews and the Courts: Judicial Response to a Not-So-New Crime Control Strategy
Gang Suppression Through Saturation Patrol, Aggressive Curfew, and Truancy Enforcement: A Quasi-Experimental Test of the Dallas Anti-Gang Initiative
Problem-Oriented Policing, Deterrence, and Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Boston's Operation Ceasefire
Juvenile Detention and Court Intake
Juvenile Court Intake
Juvenile Detention
Trends and Variations in Detention
Conditions of Confinement in Detention
Consequences of Being Detained
Preventive Detention and Predicting Dangerousness
Assessment of Juvenile Risks and Needs
Diversion and Alternatives to Juvenile Court Referral
Prosecutor Role in Intake and Court Referral
Summary, Key Terms, Discussion Questions, Web Resources
Race and the Impact of Detention on Juvenile Justice Decision Making
Assessments and Intake Processes in Juvenile Justice Processing: Emerging Policy Considerations
Best Implementation Practices: Disseminating New Assessment Technologies in a Juvenile Justice Agency
Transfer To Criminal Court
Overview of Waiver and Transfer
Judicial and Legislative Developments in Juvenile Transfer
The Law, Science, and Juvenile Transfer
Research on the Effects of Juvenile Transfer
Future Trends in Juvenile Transfer
Summary, Key Terms, Discussion Questions, Web Resources
The Transfer of Juveniles to Criminal Court: Reexamining Recidivism Over the Long Term
A Critique of Waiver Research: Critical Next Steps in Assessing the Impacts of Laws for Transferring Juveniles to the Criminal Justice System
Adult Versus Juvenile Sanctions: Voices of Incarcerated Youths
Hard Choices or Obvious Ones: Developing Policy for Excluding Youth from Juvenile Court
The Juvenile Court Process
Juvenile Court Cases: Numbers and Trends
Juvenile Court Officials and Their Roles
The Juvenile Court Process
"Blended Sentencing"
Juvenile Court Trends and Reforms
Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary
Origins of the Juvenile Court: Changing Perspectives on the Legal Rights of Juvenile Delinquents
The Punitive Juvenile Court and the Quality of Procedural Justice: Disjunctions Between Rhetoric and Reality
Factors Perceived to Affect Delinquent Dispositions in Juvenile Court: Putting the Sentencing Decision Into Context
Race, Legal Representation, and Juvenile Justice: Issues and Concerns
Juvenile Corrections
History and Development of Juvenile Corrections
Institutional and Residential Programs
Juvenile Probation and Community Corrections
Intermediate Sanctions
Aftercare or Parole Supervision
Effectiveness of Juvenile Corrections
Current Issues and Future Trends in Juvenile Corrections
Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary
Reexamining Community Corrections Models
The Impact of Book Camps and Traditional Institutions on Juvenile Residents: Perceptions, Adjustment, and Change
The Next Generation of Prisoners: Toward an Understanding of Violent Institutionalized Delinquents
Adolescent and Teenage Offenders Confronting the Challenges and Opportunities of Reentry
The Future of Juvenile Justice
The Past as Prologue to the Future
Factors Affecting the Future of Juvenile Justice
Policy Issues for Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century
Delinquency Prevention and Juvenile Justice for the 21st Century
Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary
Public Health and Prevention of Juvenile Criminal Violence
Reviving Juvenile Justice in a Get-Tough Era
Defining Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century
The Comprehensive Strategy Framework
Photo Credits
Author Index
Subject Index
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