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NCJ Number: 152024 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Delinquency: A Justice Perspective
Editor(s): R A Weisheit; R G Culbertson
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 288
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88133-815-X
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
Suite 101
Long Grove, IL 60047
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This overview text contains 18 essays that discuss the delinquency problem and the justice system, sources of delinquency, juveniles in the justice system, the juvenile in confinement, and policy considerations.
Abstract: This book reflects the changing nature of the study of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice and meets several needs in this field of study. First, it acts as a supplementary text that reflects an interdisciplinary perspective. Second, it supplements the general discussions presented in textbooks with a more indepth coverage of specific issues in delinquency, such as the influence of biological factors, exploitation in a juvenile facility, and the treatment of violent juvenile offenders. It also provides articles on general issues in the study of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice. The articles address the conflicting philosophies that underlie the juvenile justice system, current knowledge about status offenders, the role of such social institutions as the family and the school in the onset and control of delinquency, and major policy issues that must be addressed by decisionmakers in the years ahead. This third edition reflects shifting concerns in juvenile justice. These include a greater appreciation of the role of child abuse in later delinquency and a greater sensitivity to the factors that influence the decisions of juvenile justice workers. It also includes a discussion of juvenile detention programs and current thinking about the future of the juvenile court. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice system
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile processing
Note: Third edition.
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