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Juvenile Justice: A Social, Historical and Legal PerspectiveAuthor: Preston Elrod
Juvenile Justice: A Social, Historical, and Legal Perspective, Fifth Edition guides students in developing a sound and balanced understanding of juvenile justice and the social, legal, and historical context that shapes juvenile justice practice. Throughout the text, there are FYIs, Myths v. Reality, Comparative Focus, and Interviews that highlight important facts, dispel common myths, compare practices in the United States with those of other countries, and allow readers to hear from present and former juvenile justice practitioners. Each chapter also contains critical thinking questions intended to help students examine key issues raised in the chapter and a discussion of important legal issues related to chapter content.
Each new print copy includes a Navigate 2 Companion Website that features interactive and informative learning resources that gauge understanding and help students study more effectively.
Features and Benefits
- Contains a variety of features (FYIs, Myths v. Reality, Comparative Focus, Graphs, Interviews, Figures, and other visuals) designed to make the content engaging and accessible to the reader
- Provides a careful analysis of historical trends in juvenile justice as well a clear explanations of contemporary juvenile justice practices
- Takes the reader on a step by step journey through the juvenile justice process
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Development and Operation of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 2 Measures of Juvenile Crime: What They Tell Us About Delinquency
Chapter 3 Delinquency Problems Encountered in Juvenile Justice
Chapter 4 The Social Context of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice
Chapter 5 The History of Youth Social Control and Juvenile Justice
Chapter 6 Public and Police Responses to Youths’ Illegal Behavior
Chapter 7 Juvenile Diversion
Chapter 8 Pre-Adjudication Processes in Juvenile Justice
Chapter 9 The Transfer of Juveniles to Criminal Court
Chapter 10 The Contemporary Juvenile Court
Chapter 11 Community-Based Corrections for Court-Involved Youths
Chapter 12 Institutional Corrections Programs for Court-Involved Youths
Chapter 13 Present Conditions and Future Directions in Juvenile Justice
Chapter 14 Working in Juvenile Justice