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Juvenile Justice: Theory and PracticeCliff Roberson CRC Press, Apr 19, 2016 - Law - 365 pages 0 Reviewshttps://books.google.com/books/about/Juvenile_Justice.html?id=3kzRBQAAQBAJ
Over several hundred years, the juvenile justice system has evolved from one in which a child offender was prosecuted under the same guidelines used for adults to the current system in which society has recognized the unique status of juveniles within the criminal justice framework. Written by world-renowned legal scholar Cliff Roberson, Juvenile Justice: Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive overview of the system that administers the prosecution of young offenders. It examines how the juvenile justice system began, its current state, and the direction it appears to be heading.
Topics discussed include:
- Types of juvenile delinquency cases, arrest statistics, juvenile justice organizations, and the concept of judicial waiver
- The history of juvenile courts, including the parens patriae doctrine, early laws, In re Gault, and concepts of reform versus punishment
- Delinquency causation philosophies, including social, cultural deviance, symbolic interactionist, and psychological theories
- Types of abuse and neglect, child protective services, and child abuse prevention programs
- Law enforcement agencies, the structure of juvenile courts, juvenile court procedures, transfers to criminal court, and the concept of individual rights
- Juvenile probation and parole, juvenile institutions, group homes, boot camps, and shock programs
- Selected issues in juvenile justice, including drug abuse, juvenile sex offenders, and youth gangs
The book cites actual court cases to demonstrate concepts, provides review questions at the end of each chapter, and includes a glossary of relevant terms. A concise and practical text on juvenile justice, this volume facilitates understanding of this complex and critical subject.Preview this book »
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Index index 315 Back cover 345
Morecases referred to criminal courts 169 juvenile court andindividual rights 197 Copyright
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Cliff Roberson LLM, Ph.D. is Academic Chair, Graduate School of Criminal Justice at Kaplan University and Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at Washburn University. He has authored or co-authored 52 books and texts.
In 2009, a research study conducted by a group of professors from Sam Houston State University determined that Cliff Roberson was the leading criminal justice author in the United States based upon on his publications and their relevance to the profession.
—Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol.6, issue 1, 2009
Bibliographic informationTitle Juvenile Justice: Theory and Practice Author Cliff Roberson Edition illustrated Publisher CRC Press, 2016 ISBN 1439813779, 9781439813775 Length 365 pages Subjects Law › Criminal Law › General
Law / Criminal Law / General
Law / Criminal Law / Juvenile Offenders
Law / Family Law / General
Law / Forensic Science
Law / International
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
Social Science / Criminology
Social Science / General
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