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The Juvenile Justice System
by Merlo, Alida V.

ISBN: 9780133754643
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 816
DIMENSIONS: 27.18 x 21.34 x 1.78 centimetres

For courses in juvenile justice An Indepth 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 juvenile defenders are defined and classified and utilizes the current literature to illustrate the significant stages of juvenile processing and recent changes and developments in the field. This edition puts an increased focus on evidencebased programs that are effective in preventing and treating juvenile offenders. In addition to discussing policies and practices in the US system, examples of comparative foreign juvenile justice practice are also presented. The Juvenile Justice System, Eighth Edition makes the connection between theory and practice through numerous real world examples and connects new students to the many exciting career paths in the field.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Overview of Juvenile Justice in the United States 1 Chapter 2 The History of Juvenile Justice and Origins of the Juvenile Court 30 Chapter 3 Theories of Delinquency and Intervention Programs 64 Chapter 4 The Legal Rights of Juveniles 99 Chapter 5 Juveniles and the Police 134 Chapter 6 Intake and Preadjudicatory Processing 166 Chapter 7 Prosecutorial Decision Making in Juvenile Justice 190 Chapter 8 Classification and Preliminary Treatment: Waivers and Other Alternatives 213 Chapter 9 The Adjudicatory Process: Dispositiona

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