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Juvenile justice : a guide to theory, policy, and practice

Author: Steven M Cox
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage Publications, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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"Briefer than most juvenile justice books, this text, now in a two-color design, focuses on the interrelationships among theory, policy, and practice in the field. The authors cover topics such as the history of juvenile justice, legal considerations in juvenile justice, theory and policy in juvenile justice, and current realities in the practice of juvenile justice. In this new edition, materials have been updated
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Cox
ISBN: 9781412951333 141295133X
OCLC Number: 136779789
Description: xvi, 417 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Juvenile Justice in Historical Perspective --
Ch. 2. Defining and Measuring Offenses by and Against Juveniles --
Ch. 3. Characteristics of Juvenile Offenders --
Ch. 4. Theories of Causation --
Ch. 5. Purpose and Scope of Juvenile Court Acts --
Ch. 6. Juvenile Justice Procedures --
Ch. 7. Juveniles and the Police --
Ch. 8. Key Figures in Juvenile Court Proceedings --
Ch. 9. Prevention and Diversion Programs --
Ch. 10. Dispositional Alternatives --
Ch. 11. Child Abuse and Neglect --
Ch. 12. Violent Juveniles and Gangs --
Ch. 13. Future of Juvenile Justice.
Responsibility: Steven M. Cox [and others].
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Explores the interrelationships among theory, policy, and practice to provide a comprehensive understanding of both the historical foundations and the practical world of juvenile justice. This book  Read more...

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