The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, And The Law by Alida V. MerloThe Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, And The Law by Alida V. Merlo

The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, And The Law

byAlida V. Merlo, Peter J Benekos, Dean J. Champion

Paperback | December 24, 2014

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An In-depth Introduction to Juvenile Justice
The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law is a comprehensive study of the juvenile justice system that examines how juvenile defenders are defined and classified and utilizes the current literature to illustrate the significant stages of juvenile processing and recent changes and developments in the field. This edition puts an increased focus on evidence-based programs that are effective in preventing and treating juvenile offenders. In addition to discussing policies and practices in the US system, examples of comparative foreign juvenile justice practice are also presented. The Juvenile Justice System, Eighth Edition makes the connection between theory and practice through numerous real world examples and connects new students to the many exciting career paths in the field.

Alida Merlo is Professor of Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was a Professor of Criminal Justice at Westfield State University in Massachusetts. Her research is in the areas of juvenile justice, women and law, and criminal justice policy. She is the co-author (with Dean J. Champion and Peter J. Beneko...
Title:The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, And The LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 10.7 × 8.5 × 0.9 inPublished:December 24, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Overview of Juvenile Justice in the United States 1
Chapter 2 The History of Juvenile Justice and Origins of the Juvenile Court 30
Chapter 3 Theories of Delinquency and Intervention Programs 64
Chapter 4 The Legal Rights of Juveniles 99
Chapter 5 Juveniles and the Police 134
Chapter 6 Intake and Preadjudicatory Processing 166
Chapter 7 Prosecutorial Decision Making in Juvenile Justice 190
Chapter 8 Classification and Preliminary Treatment: Waivers and Other
Alternatives 213
Chapter 9 The Adjudicatory Process: Dispositional Alternatives 248
Chapter 10 Nominal Sanctions: Warnings, Diversion, and Alternative Dispute
Resolution 282
Chapter 11 Juvenile Probation and Community-Based Corrections 305
Chapter 12 Juvenile Corrections: Custodial Sanctions and Aftercare 335