Unique in approach, JUVENILE JUSTICE IN AMERICA, 6/e gives students an intimate look at the fascinating and sometimes tragic world of the juvenile offender and the juvenile justice system. Its comprehensive approach progresses from the history of juvenile justice to the types of delinquency, to the causes of offending, to juvenile courts, corrections, probation and community-based programming. Fully revised, this edition includes a new chapter on juvenile aftercare and sections on youth development and treatment. Voices in the system are heard via a unique collection of first-person accounts that capture the personal, psychological and thinking processes that characterize juvenile misbehavior.
Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Juvenile Justice: An Overview 2. The Measurement of Juvenile Crime and Victimization 3. Causes of Juvenile Crime PART II: THE SYSTEM AND EARLY DECISION MAKING 4. The Police 5. The Juvenile Court 6. The Juvenile Court: Trial and Disposition 7. Juveniles in Adult Court PART III: COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS 8. Juvenile Probation 9. Community-Based Programs PART IV: INSTITUTIONALIZATION 10. Juvenile Institutionalization 11. Juvenile Aftercare 12. Treatment Technologies PART V: TOWARD AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE YOUTHFUL OFFENDER 13. Juvenile Gangs 14. Drugs and Youthful Offending PART VI: THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE 15. International Juvenile Justice PART VII: THE FUTURE 16. Juvenile Justice in the Twenty-First Century