Juvenile Justice: An Introduction to Process, Practice, and Research

1st Edition

James Burfeind, Dawn Jeglum Bartusch, Dusten R. Hollist

Published August 2, 2018
Textbook - 544 Pages - 11 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138843226 - CAT# Y174595

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This book provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking introduction to the juvenile justice system in the United States. It begins by tracing the historical origins of the legal concept of juvenile delinquency and the institutional responses that developed, and analyzes the problem of delinquency, including its patterns, correlates, and causes. With this essential foundation, the greater part of the book examines the full range of efforts to respond to delinquency through both informal and formal mechanisms of juvenile justice. Core coverage includes:

  • The history and transformation of juvenile justice,
  • The nature and causes of delinquency,
  • Policing juveniles,
  • Juvenile court processes,
  • Juvenile probation and community-based corrections,
  • Residential placement and aftercare programs,
  • Delinquency prevention,
  • Linking systems of care.

This book is designed as a core text for courses on juvenile justice. Each chapter begins with a compelling case study and learning objectives that draw attention to the topics discussed. Each chapter ends with one or two readings that introduce readers to the literature on juvenile justice. In addition, "critical thinking questions" invite analysis of the material covered in the chapter.

A companion website offers an array of resources for students and instructors. For students, this includes chapter overviews, flashcards of key terms, and useful website links. The instructor site is password protected and offers a complete set of PowerPoint slides and an extensive test bank for each chapter—all prepared by the authors.


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