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Juvenile justice in America

Author: Clemens Bartollas; Stuart J Miller
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clemens Bartollas; Stuart J Miller
ISBN: 0132256940 9780132256940
OCLC Number: 76864446
Description: xx, 440 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: CHAPTER 1: JUVENILE JUSTICE: AN OVERVIEW How did Juvenile Justice Develop in the United States? What Are the Historical Themes of Juvenile Justice? What Are the Juvenile Justice Agencies and Functions? How Are Juvenile Offenders Processed? What Are the Most Widely Held Philosophies and Strategies on Correcting Juveniles? CHAPTER 2: THE MEASUREMENT OF JUVENILE CRIME AND VICTIMIZATION How and What Do We Know About Juveniles? The Measurement of Juvenile Crime What Are Self-Report and Cohort Measures of Juvenile Crime? What Are the Dimensions of Law-Violating Behaviors? What Are the Backgrounds of Juvenile Victims? CHAPTER 3: CAUSES OF JUVENILE CRIME What Is the Relationship Between Theory and Research? Is Juvenile Crime Rational Behavior? How Has Determinism Influenced the Development of the Positive School? How Does Integrated Theory Explain Juvenile Crime? Why Has Delinquency Across the Life Course Become So Important? Application of Theory to Practice PART II: THE SYSTEM AND EARLY DECISION MAKING CHAPTER 4: THE POLICE What Is the History of Police-Juvenile Relations? What are Juveniles' Attitudes Toward the Police? What is Police Discretion and How does it Affect the Police Response to Juveniles? How Do Police Process Juveniles? What Legal Rights Do Juveniles Have with the Police? How Are Police Departments Organized to Fight Juvenile Crime? How Is Community Oriented Policing Being Used to Tackle Problems in Today's Communities? CHAPTER 5: THE JUVENILE COURT What Major Changes Have Occurred in the Juvenile Court? How Have Legal Norms Changed? How Is the Status Offender Controlled? What Does the Juvenile Court Look Like Today? What Are the Pretrial Procedures of the Juvenile Court? CHAPTER 6: JUVENILE TRIAL AND DISPOSITION What Are Other Stages of Juvenile Court Proceedings? What Right Does the Child Have to Appeal? What Is the Juvenile Sentencing Structure? What Would Justice for Juveniles Look Like? Toward Excellence in the Juvenile Delinquency Court CHAPTER 7: JUVENILES IN ADULT COURT Children or Adults? How Does Transfer to Adult Court Take Place? How Does a Youthful Offender System Work? What Is Life Like for a Juvenile Sent to Prison? The Juvenile Death Penalty: Three Decades of Change A Proposed Adult Court for Juveniles PART III: COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS CHAPTER 8: JUVENILE PROBATION How Is Probation Administered? What Are the Functions of Probation Services? How about Risk Control and Crime Reduction? How Do Probation Officers Do Their Jobs? What Are the Rights of Probationers? What Is the Role of Volunteers in Probation? Is Probation Effective? CHAPTER 9: COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS What Has Been the Community's Acceptance of Community-Based Programs? How Are Community-Based Programs Administered? What Is the Role of Delinquency Prevention? What Is the Role of Diversion? How do Day Treatment Programs Operate? How Do Group Homes Operate? What Are Wilderness Programs? Are Community-Based Programs Effective? PART IV: INSTITUTIONALIZATION CHAPTER 10: JUVENILE INSTITUTIONALIZATION AND AFTERCARE What Are the Short-Term Confinements of Juveniles? What Are the Long-Term Confinements of Juveniles? What Are the Troubling Aspects of Juvenile Institutionalization? Do Institutionalized Youths Have Rights? How does Juvenile Aftercare Operate? CHAPTER 11: TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES What is the Treatment Debate? How Are Youthful Offenders Classified? What Are the Main Treatment Modalities? Why Is Treatment Effectiveness So Difficult to Attain? PART V: TOWARD AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE YOUTHFUL OFFENDER CHAPTER 12: JUVENILE GANGS How Have Gangs Evolved in the United States? What Is Important to Know about Urban Street Gangs? How Is Gang Involvement Toxic? What Can Communities Do to Prevent and Control Youth Gangs? CHAPTER 13: DRUGS AND YOUTHFUL OFFENDING What Are the Main Types of Drugs? How Much Drug Use Is There Among Juveniles? What Is the Relationship between Drug Use and Delinquency? What Categories Make Up Drug and Alcohol Users? What About Drug Trafficking Juveniles? What Explains the Onset of Drug Use? CHAPTER 14: GENDER, RACE/ETHNICITY, AND CLASS What Are Explanations of Female Crime? What is s Feminist Theory of Delinquency? What Are the Most Important Dimensions of Female Delinquent Behavior? How Does Gender Bias Affect the Processing of the Female Delinquent? What is the Influence of Class on the Handling of Juvenile Offenders? What Is the Influence of Race on Juvenile Justice PART VI: THE INTERNATIONAL SCENCE CHAPTER 15: INTERNATIONAL JUVENILE JUSTICE What Are the Beijing Rules? How Do Industrialized Nations Handle Juvenile Crime? How do Emerging Nations Handle Juvenile Crime? PART VII: THE FUTURE CHAPTER 16: JUVENILE JUSTICE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY How Do the Problems of Modern Society Affect Youths at Risk? Why Is It Hard for a Juvenile Offender to "Go Straight"? What Problems Are There in the Administration of Juvenile Justice? What will Juvenile Justice Look Like in the Twenty-First Century? What Is a Viable Credo for Juvenile Justice in the Next One Hundred Years?
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