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Juvenile Justice

A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice



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Now published by SAGE! Briefer than most texts on the topic, this book accessibly explores the interrelationships among theory, policy, and practice to provide a comprehensive understanding of both the historical foundations and the practical world of juvenile justice. The Sixth Edition, now published by SAGE, is updated throughout covering topics such as the history of juvenile justice, legal considerations in juvenile justice, theory and policy in juvenile justice, and current realities in the practice of juvenile justice. The bookA s unique blend of theory, policy, and practice, coupled with a straightforward writing style and comprehensive ancillary package makes it a must-have for students and practitioners alike. New to the Sixth Editionaa Offers a companion student study site: A complete study site provides various exercises and resources including Internet access to juvenile justice statutes from each state. Provides new examples and illustrations: This new edition includes up-to-date coverage of recent and important changes in the law.Presents expanded coverage of theory: A thorough examination of the historical foundations and the practical world helps students compare the intent of the juvenile justice system with what actually happens in practice. Identifies contemporary careers in juvenile justice: Highlighted career boxes illustrate potential careers in juvenile justice and offer information on the educational and practical skills necessary to work with various types of youth.aa Accompanied by High Quality Ancillaries!aa A full ancillary package comes with this text and includes: An InstructorA s CD-ROM A Web-based Student Study Site at featuring: State-specific juvenile justice statutes, contemporary juvenile justice resources, examples, exercises, and more! Intended Audienceaa This text is designed for undergraduate courses such as to Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Crime and Violence, and Juvenile Delinquency in the departments of criminal justice, criminology, and sociology.It is also an excellent resource for students preparing for a career in juvenile justice, practitioners in the juvenile justice field, and those whose professional careers bring them into frequent contact with juvenile justice practitioners.

Author Biography

Jennifer Allen is a full time professor at North Georgia College & State University in the Political Science and Criminal Justice Department. She has worked with juveniles in detention, on probation and with those victimized by abuse and neglect. Jennifer has published in the areas of restorative justice, juvenile delinquency and justice, youth programming, and policing administration and ethics. She is also the co-author of Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy and Practice. Dr. Steven Cox earned his B.S. in psychology, M.A. in sociology, and Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign. Dr. Cox was a member of the Law Enforcement and Justice Administration faculty at Western Illinois University from 1975-2007. For the past 40 years he has served as trainer and consultant to numerous criminal justice agencies in the United States and abroad and has worked with several universities in the area of course development. In addition, Dr. Cox has authored or co-authored numerous books and articles. Robert D. Hanser is a full-time faculty member and the department head of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is also a part-time core faculty member of Ellis University. Rob has dual licensure as a professional counselor in the state so Texas and Louisiana, is a certified anger resolution therapist, and has a specialty license in addictions counseling. He has worked as a child and adolescent therapist in an urban domestic violence shelter and has also worked as a secondary educator at an alternative school for troubled youth experiencing emotional and legal challenges.
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2007
Edited by Jennifer M. Allen Edited by John J. Conrad Edited by Robert D. Hanser Edited by Steven M. Cox
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
6th Revised edition
SAGE Publications Ltd
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