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Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs and Practices provides a student-friendly introduction to the juvenile justice system in the United States. This text reviews recent changes to the law and the juvenile justice system and includes an expanded discussion of the most pressing issues in juvenile justice today. Full of practical, real-world information, this book "sets the record straight" on issues of juvenile justice, clarifying common misinformation and misperceptions. Students will learn about the juvenile justice system as a social institution; its programs, policies, and practices; and possible careers in juvenile justice.
CHAPTER 1: The Juvenile Justice System
CHAPTER 2: History of the Juvenile Justice System
CHAPTER 3: Juvenile Crime, Criminals, and Victims
CHAPTER 4: Choice, Deterrence, Biological, and Psychological Theories
CHAPTER 5: Social Structure, Social Process, and Social Reaction Theories
CHAPTER 6: Delinquency Prevention and Intervention
CHAPTER 7: Police and Juveniles
CHAPTER 8: Juvenile Law and Procedure
CHAPTER 9: The Juvenile Court
CHAPTER 10: Juveniles in the Criminal Justice System
CHAPTER 11: Community-Based Corrections for Juveniles
CHAPTER 12: Institutional Corrections for Juveniles
CHAPTER 13: Gangs and Delinquency
CHAPTER 14: Special Populations
CHAPTER 15: Future Directions in Juvenile Justice
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