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NCJ Number: 192938 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Justice System: Law and Process, Second Edition
Author(s): Mary J. Clement
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 502
Sponsoring Agency: Butterworth-Heinemann
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7506-7353-2
Sale Source: Butterworth-Heinemann
225 Wildwood Ave
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume introduces the procedures and law of the juvenile justice system, including civil and criminal procedures used in juvenile courts, domestic relations courts, and family courts.
Abstract: The text explains the social history of children and youth in different phases of history, the development of the juvenile court, juvenile court procedures and philosophy, and significant cases such as Kent v. United States and In re Gault et al. The discussion also focuses on the definition of juvenile delinquency, juvenile status offenses, child abuse and neglect, and issues related to the developmental stages of children. Additional chapters explain search, seizure, investigation, and interrogation in relation to juveniles; case processing for delinquent youth; specific types of child abuse and neglect; and child abuse investigations and interventions. Further sections focus on crimes against children, including sex offenses, child pornography, serial homicide, and issues related to juvenile witnesses and children in the courtroom. Other sections discuss child custody hearings, child support hearings, and court proceedings regarding the termination of parental rights; sources of law regarding children; the public policy process and issues related to children; and policies toward juveniles in other countries. The final chapter focuses on elements of innovative prevention programs, with emphasis on brain research, three levels of crime and juvenile delinquency prevention, the relationship among body, mind, and emotions; psychological therapies; and educational techniques and approaches for emotional maturity. Figures, tables, glossary, subject and author indexes, appended copy of the United States Constitution and suggested list of problems that could be assigned to students to solve, and chapter reference lists
Main Term(s): Juvenile processing
Index Term(s): Child abuse situation remedies; Child custody; Children in the courtroom; Crimes against children; Family courts; Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile victims; Juvenile witnesses; Rights of minors
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