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NCJ Number: 161000 Find in a Library
Title: American Juvenile Justice: Cases, Legislation and Comments
Author(s): C Dorne; K Gewerth
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 1245
Sponsoring Agency: Austin and Winfield, Publishers
Bethesda, MD 20814
Publication Number: ISBN 1-880921-69-3
Sale Source: Austin and Winfield, Publishers
Marketing Director
7831 Woodmont #345
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents a history of the juvenile justice system and details juvenile laws, major cases, judicial decisions, and procedural issues during the past 30 years.
Abstract: The historical overview explains the origins of the juvenile court, the classical model of human nature, the common law status of children, developments during the early and mid-19th century. and the creation of the juvenile court. An analysis of the police role in juvenile justice focuses on order maintenance, service, police discretion, the police response to serious juvenile crime, the decision to take a juvenile suspect in custody, legal controls governing investigations and arrests of juveniles, low- visibility interactions between police and juveniles, and the police role in juvenile delinquency prevention. Further chapters explain the preadjudicatory phase of the juvenile justice process, including juvenile diversion, juvenile detention, and juvenile court waivers; juvenile court procedures; and disposition decisions, juvenile sanctions, and the juvenile correctional system. Recurring themes and emerging issues related to the rights of minors are also discussed, including juvenile capital punishment, child abuse, foster care, adoption, psychiatric commitment, and the withholding of medical treatment on religious grounds. Footnotes, index, and 35 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile codes
Index Term(s): Appellate court decisions; Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile justice system; Rights of minors; US Supreme Court decisions
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