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NCJ Number: 152951 Find in a Library
Title: Police Work With Juveniles and the Administration of Juvenile Justice, Eighth Edition
Author(s): J P Kenney; D E Fuller; R J Barry
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 331
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-05938-1
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This textbook highlights the police's role and functions in the juvenile justice system and discusses interrelationships between the police and community agencies, courts, and correctional agencies.
Abstract: In focusing on changes that have occurred in the juvenile justice system, the authors examine the increased involvement of juveniles in violent crimes and the transformation of the juvenile court into a criminal court. The authors note that, during the past two decades, the trend has been away from rehabilitation and toward punishment for juvenile offenders. They also indicate that research on chronic juvenile recidivism supports the use of a multiple agency approach, including family support coordinated by probation, to "save" juvenile offenders from a life of crime. The textbook covers the role and functions of juvenile court judges and presents a historical perspective on the juvenile court and community policing. Chapters specifically focus on the law and legal proceedings, delinquency theories, delinquency prevention, the police's role and functions in the juvenile justice system, police policies and the exercise of discretion, police administrative organization, and police operations. Additional chapters consider the juvenile court and probation services, police interviewing techniques, special problems of juvenile offenders, teenage suicide, child abuse and neglect, sexual exploitation of children, vandalism and juvenile gangs, the law enforcement response to Satanism, and forensic hypnosis. References
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice system
Index Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile Recidivism; Juvenile rehabilitation; Juvenile victims; Police juvenile relations; Police organizational structure; Police policies and procedures; Police responsibilities
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