Introduction to The Juvenile Justice System


Author: Jacqueline M. Edwards
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1435710932
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 140
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Provides an introduction to the juvenile justice system and a general orientation to the field of juvenile delinquency, including causation and the development of delinquent behavior.

The Juvenile Justice System

Delinquency, Processing, and the Law
Author: Dean J. Champion
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 589
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This book provides a complete, up-to-date, in-depth overview of all phases of the contemporary juvenile justice system from a legalistic perspective. KEY TOPICS It examines the nature of delinquency, classifications of juvenile offenders, alternative explanations for juvenile misconduct, juvenile courts and juvenile rights, and corrections. For juvenile probation/parole officers and practitioners, and juvenile courts personnel.

Female Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System

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Author: Eileen Poe-Yamagata,Jeffrey A. Butts
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788137247
Category: Social Science
Page: 25
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Analyzes patterns in the arrest, judicial management, and correctional placement of female offenders. Citing data from diverse sources, females are entering the juvenile justice system more frequently and at younger ages. The relative growth in juvenile arrests involving females was more than double the growth for males between 1989 and 1993. While juvenile arrests for violent crime increased 33% for males during that period, they increased 55% for females. The ratio of male juvenile arrests to female juvenile arrests declined from 8 to 1 in 1989 to 6 to 1 in 1993.

The Juvenile Court System

Social Action and Legal Change
Author: Edwin M. Lemert
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 0202369757
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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This volume is based on a detailed analysis of change in the law and in the administration of justice affecting juvenile off enders in California in the fifties and sixties. It addresses how procedural law develops on a long-term basis and under what conditions. It also examines the processes by which revolutionary changes occur in law and the extent to which social change can be directed or controlled by legislation. Social action to revise California's juvenile court law, which had remained little changed since 1915, began in 1958. Subsequently a small group of legal reformers who perceived anomalies in the law and in the underlying philosophy of the court overcame substantial resistance to effect revolutionary revisions of the law. Lemert examines their experience to determine how changes of such magnitude could take place after decades of gradual adaptations in the juvenile courts. His study also looks into the consequences of this change on the court and related agencies of law enforcement. The author sets forth a socio-legal theory of change-a conception of paradigms, normal evolution, and revolution in law. He applies this theory to data, with special attention to the resistance to legal change and the processes by which it gives way to the adaptive process of normal law. Lemert discusses the substantive aspects of juvenile law as it relates to human affect and meaning, touching on the existential elements of justice. Professionals dealing with juveniles, legal scholars, sociologists, and political scientists will find this book, with its emphasis on how to achieve more equitable administration of juvenile justice, has much to contribute to our understanding of the dynamics of social change. Edwin M. Lemert (1912-1996) was professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis best known for being a pioneer in the labeling theory of social deviance. He is the author of numerous books including The Trouble With Evil: Social Control at the Edge of Morality, Human Deviance, and Social Problems and Social Control.

Careers in the Juvenile Justice System


Author: Corona Brezina
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1435852672
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Discusses the distinctive nature of juvenile justice, working in juvenile courts and in probation and corrections, such related occupations as special advocates and counselors, and the preparations necessary for a career in juvenile justice.

Reforming the Juvenile Justice System to Improve Children's Lives and Public Safety

Congressional Testimony
Author: George Miller
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437936369
Category:
Page: 94
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Hearing on the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, which was first written in 1974 with the goal of supporting states¿ actions to prevent youth crime and to provide core protections for children. The law recognized that clear biological differences between teenagers and adults meant that youth should not be treated in the same manner as adults. Witnesses: Michael Belton, Ramsey County, MN, Dep. Dir. of Juvenile Corrections; Scott Burns, Exec. Dir., National DA¿s Assoc.; A. Hasan Davis, Dep. Commissioner for Operations, Kentucky Dept. of Juvenile Justice; Tracy McClard, Parent; John Solberg, Exec. Dir., Rawhide Boys Ranch, New London, WI; Steven Teske, Judge, Clayton County Juvenile Court, GA. Illus.

Female offenders in the juvenile justice system

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Author: Eileen Poe-Yamagata,Jeffrey A. Butts,National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Publisher: Diane Pub Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 25
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Analyzes patterns in the arrest, judicial management, & correctional placement of female offenders. Citing data from diverse sources, females are entering the juvenile justice system more frequently & at younger ages. The relative growth in juvenile arrests involving females was more than double the growth for males between 1989 & 1993. While juvenile arrests for violent crime increased 33% for males during that period, they increased 55% for females. The ratio of male juvenile arrests to female juvenile arrests declined from 8 to 1 in 1989 to 6 to 1 in 1993.

The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice


Author: Barry C. Feld,Donna M. Bishop
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195385101
Category: Law
Page: 934
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State-of-the-art critical reviews of recent scholarship on the causes of juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice system responses, and public policies to prevent and reduce youth crime are brought together in a single volume authored by leading scholars and researchers in neuropsychology, developmental and social psychology, sociology, history, criminology/criminal justice, and law.

The Juvenile Justice System, Delinquency, Processing, and the Law


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 147846075X
Category: Education
Page: 61
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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Juvenile Justice System, Delinquency, Processing, and the Law. In this book, you will learn topics such as Theories of Delinquency, An Overview of the Juvenile Justice System, The Legal Rights of Juveniles, and Juveniles and the Police plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Introduction to the juvenile justice system


Author: Thomas Alfred Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 492
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Balancing Juvenile Justice


Author: Susan Guarino-Ghezzi,Edward J. Loughran
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412817820
Category: Social Science
Page: 225
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The juvenile justice system in the United States has become a detrimental rather than a remedial experience, one that often reinforces youths' defiance of authority. Trying juveniles as adults, overcrowding juvenile detention facilities, and other factors have led to the deterioration of a system whose original intent was to protect immature youngsters who might get arrested for truancy or joyriding. The present system is ill equipped to cope with today's children who may be arrested for violent crimes such as rape and murder. This has led to an intense pessimism. Balancing Juvenile Justice, now in an expanded, revised edition, is a comprehensive discussion of the primary considerations policymakers should use in striking a balance between holding youths responsible for past behavior, and providing services and opportunities so that their future behavior will be guided by constructive, rather than destructive, forces. The topics covered include: trends in philosophy and politics; a review of state and local reforms in juvenile justice; the changing role of the juvenile court; development of a balanced continuum of correctional programs; and strategies for reform. The authors emphasize that while juvenile offenders should pay for their crimes, it is equally urgent to realize that adult neglect, abuse, rescinding needed resources, and stigmatizing of youth will only ensure that crime and criminal justice become permanent distinguishing features of the United States. This new edition of Balancing Juvenile Justice will be compelling reading for sociologists, criminologists, juvenile justice practitioners, and policymakers.

The Juvenile justice system


Author: Malcolm W. Klein
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 287
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Street children and the juvenile justice system in Lagos State of Nigeria


Author: Human Development Initiatives (Lagos, Nigeria),Consortium for Street Children
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 130
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Juvenile offenders and the juvenile justice system


Author: Sol Rubin
Publisher: Oceana Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 131
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A Document on the Juvenile Justice System, Wilson Youth Hospital and Some Alternatives to Residential Care


Author: Justice for Juveniles Group
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile delinquents
Page: 70
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The Juvenile Justice System in India

From Welfare to Rights
Author: Ved Kumari
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198065777
Category: Law
Page: 406
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The book explores socio-legal and human rights dimensions of Juvenile Justice System (JJS) in India. Addressing the issue from a wide range of perspectives--sociological, demographic, legislative, judicial, and interventionist--The Juvenile Justice System in India attempts a macro level examination of these issues in a multidimensional perspective. The study identifies the nature, scope, and structure of JJS, and analyzes and identifies the stumbling blocks in its development in India. The author draws together various strands of complex and diverse issues where substantive and procedural lacunae relating to JJS is debated and measures suggested. The Juvenile Justice System in India provides a comparative analysis of provisions of earlier enactment for evolving a comprehensive and integrated Juvenile Justice System in view of the vision and concerns of the lawmakers as also the pattern of implementation under the earlier legislation.

Justice for Kids

Keeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System
Author: Nancy E. Dowd
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479832952
Category: Law
Page: 323
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Children and youth become involved with the juvenile justice system at a significant rate. While some children move just as quickly out of the system and go on to live productive lives as adults, other children become enmeshed in the system, developing deeper problems and at times introduced into the adult criminal justice system. Justice for Kids is a volume edited by leading academics and activists that focuses on ways to intervene at the earliest possible point to rehabilitate and redirect—to keep kids out of the system—rather than to punish and drive kids deeper. Nancy Dowd is Director of the Center for Children and Families at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law and holds the David H. Levin Chair in Family Law. She is the author of several books, most recently The Man Question: Male Subordination and Privilege (NYU Press).

A changing of the guard in the juvenile justice system

a study of policy implications for opening the court to public scrutiny and implementing victim's rights legislation
Author: Rochelle Emmel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 170
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The state of youth at risk and the juvenile justice system

prevention and intervention : hearing before the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, second session, on support for state law enforcement efforts and for state juvenile justice systems, to help address the wave of violent crimes among youthful offenders, Atlanta, GA, October, 21, 1992
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160416279
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 78
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This document presents witness testimonies and prepared statements from a Senate hearing held in Atlanta, Georgia to examine the problem of crime among youth and to discuss the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. In his opening statement, Senator Fowler notes that the reauthorization puts greater emphasis on supporting efforts in schools and communities to keep youth out of trouble, to prevent crime, and to prevent gangs; addresses the children most vulnerable to the juvenile crime wave, abused and neglected children, and runaway and homeless youth; and authorizes the so-called mentoring programs in the schools designed to reach at-risk youth, keep them in school, and prevent delinquency and youth gangs. An opening statement also is included from Senator Kohl who, together with Senator Fowler, led the reauthorization bill. Testimony is included from two panels of witnesses: (1) Frederick D. Slaton, student; (2) Pat Wildman, interim director, Georgians for Children; (3) Joy A. Maxey, chairperson, Georgia Children and Youth Coordinating Council; (4) George Napper, Jr., director, State Department of Children and Youth Services; (5) Hon. Glenda H. Johnson, chief, presiding Fulton County Juvenile Court Judge; and (6) Rick McDevitt, director, Georgia Alliance for Children. Also included are charts on national arrest rates for all offenses (1979-1989) and national juvenile arrest rates by offense type for the same time period. (NB)