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NCJ Number: 182702 Find in a Library
Title: Exploring Juvenile Justice: Theory and Practice
Author(s): Cliff Roberson Ph.D.
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 324
Sponsoring Agency: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
Cincinnati, OH 45210
Publication Number: ISBN 0-942728-70-x
Sale Source: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
1203 Main Street, Third Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45210
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume discusses juvenile justice theory and practice; it examines juvenile delinquency and how the juvenile justice system began, its current status, and its likely future direction.
Abstract: The text discusses the history of juvenile justice, the philosophy of the system, juvenile delinquency statistics and trends, and victim characteristics. Additional chapters discuss social, biological, psychological, and other theories of the causes of juvenile delinquency; the nature of the juvenile gang problem and anti-gang programs; and issues related to abused and neglected children. Further chapters focus on police involvement, juveniles’ attitudes toward the police, the structure and personnel of juvenile courts, the rights of minors and parents, juvenile court procedures, juvenile case law related to delinquency determination cases and other issues, and juvenile court transfers and waivers. Chapters on juvenile disposition and corrections focus on juvenile probation, juvenile parole, group home programs, and shock incarceration programs. Tables, excerpts of laws, chapter discussion questions, and index
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice system
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse as delinquency factor; Juvenile codes; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency theory; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile processing; Juvenile victims; Juvenile/Youth Gangs
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