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NCJ Number: 188428 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law, Third Edition
Author(s): Dean J. Champion
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 645
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-016639-1
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This comprehensive examination of the juvenile justice system in America explores how juvenile offenders are defined and classified and draws on current literature to depict significant stages of juvenile processing.
Abstract: The most recent juvenile cases are used to illustrate the legal bases for decisions about juveniles; and the history of juvenile courts is reviewed, including crucial events that have influenced the course of juvenile justice. Current case law on imposing the death penalty as a punishment for juveniles is examined, and several juvenile death penalty cases are described. Delinquency is defined and measured according to several popular indexes, such as the Uniform Crime Reports and the National Crime Victimization Survey. The major components of the juvenile justice system are also featured, including law enforcement, prosecution and the courts, and corrections. Corrections is presented in a broad context, with each correctional component described. Correctional strategies that range from diversion to incarceration are featured, together with a discussion of the favorable and unfavorable dimensions of such programs. Community-based correctional programs are assessed, along with probation and parole. The book's features include a glossary, key terms at chapter ends, and review questions that highlight chapter contents.
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice policies
Index Term(s): History of juvenile justice; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile processing; Juvenile status offenders; Juvenile status offenses; Police discretion; Police juvenile relations; Rights of minors; Status offender deinstitutionalization
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