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NCJ Number: 182694 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Justice System: Concepts and Issues
Author(s): Gennaro F. Vito; Richard Tewksbury; Deborah G. Wilson
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 188
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88133-999-7
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
Suite 101
Long Grove, IL 60047
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text provides an overview of the juvenile justice system from its founding to the present and discusses critical issues facing policymakers and practitioners.
Abstract: The text examines the philosophy underlying the creation of the first juvenile court, the changes in the system as the result of United States Supreme Court decisions, current attitudes toward juvenile offenders, and current policies to deal with juvenile delinquents. Additional chapters discuss the processes by which the juvenile justice systems deals with a wide range of illegal activities and describes the roles and responsibilities of the juvenile justice professionals involved at each critical juncture of juvenile processing. Critical issues included juvenile diversion, drug prevention programs, gang prevention, juvenile court waiver, status offense decriminalization, decarceration, and juvenile shock incarceration programs. Other issues covered include minority overrepresentation in juvenile detention, the relationship between family life and delinquency, policies for violent juvenile offenders, juvenile delinquency prevention, and juvenile capital punishment. Tables, figure, photographs, index, and chapter reference lists
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice system
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile justice management; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile processing
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