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Catalog of Juvenile Justice Books

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Juvenile Justice

Author: Kären M. Hess
ISBN:1133049621
Publication Date:2012-04-16
List Price:$247.95
Lowest New Price:$98.85
Rank:29556
Description:
Gain a practical and comprehensive understanding of the juvenile justice system with JUVENILE JUSTICE, Sixth Edition. Highly accessible and reader friendly, this book explores various programs and processes that exist in today's juvenile justice system, including prevention efforts through school and community-based programs. The Sixth edition features a prestigious new coauthor--John Paul Wright from the University of Cincinnati--and provides a new emphasis on evidence-based practice and other cutting-edge issues such as cyberbullying, school violence, female delinquency, and more.

Juvenile Justice: An Introduction

Author: John T. Whitehead
ISBN:0323298710
Publication Date:2015-03-04
List Price:$99.95
Lowest New Price:$50.99
Rank:186654
Description:

Juvenile Justice: An Introduction, 8th edition, presents a comprehensive picture of juvenile offending, delinquency theories, and how juvenile justice actors and agencies react to delinquency. It covers the history and development of the juvenile justice system and the unique issues related to juveniles, offering evidence-based suggestions for successful interventions and treatment and examining the new balance model of juvenile court.

This new edition not only includes the latest available statistics on juvenile crime and victimization, drug use, court processing, and corrections, but provides insightful analysis of recent developments, such as those related to the use of probation supervision fees; responses to gangs and cyber bullying; implementing the deterrence model (Project Hope); the possible impact of drug legalization; the school-to-prison pipeline; the extent of victimization and mental illness in institutions; and implications of major court decisions regarding juveniles, such as Life Without Parole (LWOP) for juveniles.

Each chapter enhances student understanding with Key Terms, a "What You Need to Know" section highlighting important points, and Discussion Questions. Links at key points in the text show students where they can go to get the latest information, and a comprehensive glossary aids comprehension.


Juvenile Justice In America (8th Edition)

Author: Clemens Bartollas
ISBN:0134163753
Publication Date:2016-01-14
List Price:$175.40
Lowest New Price:$118.99
Rank:263899
Description:

An in-depth look at juvenile justice lets students see into the minds of delinquents, victims, and field professionals.

Juvenile Justice in America provides an in-depth look at the lives of juveniles, their experiences in society, and the consequences of those experiences. The text carefully examines the structures, procedures, policies, and problems of American juvenile justice agencies. The Eighth Edition places further emphasis on delinquency prevention, and features a new chapter on juvenile offender populations to give readers a more comprehensive view of delinquents. Boxed features in every chapter highlight the practical realities of working in the juvenile justice system. The careful balance of theory, evidence-based findings, and practical applications gives readers the most up-to-date insight into the state of juvenile justice in America today.

 

Juvenile Justice in America, 8/e is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.


Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Practices

Author: Robert W Taylor
ISBN:0078026563
Publication Date:2014-04-14
List Price:
Lowest New Price:$140.09
Rank:238121
Description:
Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs and Practices provides a student-friendly introduction to the juvenile justice system. Practical application is emphasized through features that focus on policies, programs, practices and careers. The text reviews the current legal atmosphere of juvenile justice and current events that have impacted the field.

Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following:

• SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content.
• Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course.
• Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement.
• The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping.

Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Practices

Author: Robert Taylor
ISBN:9780078111457
Publication Date:2010-02-02
List Price:
Lowest New Price:$30.00
Rank:324527
Description:
This four-color text provides students with a solid overview of the juvenile justice system in the United States, presenting the historical background of the US Juvenile Justice system, its current status, as well as contemporary societal and legal debates. An examination of various policies, programs, and practices informs the direction of the text. Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Practices includes coverage of juvenile law and procedure, juvenile corrections, juvenile delinquency, delinquency prevention, and the future of juvenile justice in the United States.

Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice

Author: Steven M. Cox
ISBN:1452258236
Publication Date:2013-12-02
List Price:$126.00
Lowest New Price:$64.01
Rank:78019
Description:
Brief, focused, and up-to-date, this must-have text by Stephen Cox, Jennifer Allen, and Robert Hanser takes students on a journey through the juvenile justice system by covering topics such as the history of the juvenile justice system, crime measurements, theories of crime causation, the juvenile justice process, community-based sanctions, treatment and rehabilitation, gangs, and international youth crime. Featuring new examples and new illustrations, Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice, Eighth Edition helps readers develop a comprehensive understanding of the interrelationships among theory, policy, and the practical world of juvenile justice today.

Juvenile Justice: The Essentials

Author: Richard A. Lawrence
ISBN:1412970121
Publication Date:2009-09-30
List Price:$79.00
Lowest New Price:$38.00
Rank:544659
Description:

A brief yet thorough introduction with an emphasis on real-world issues

Briefer and less expensive than traditional core textbooks, Juvenile Justice: The Essentials provides a current, thought-provoking introduction to juvenile justice, juvenile delinquency, the challenges of reducing juvenile crime, and of providing equal and fair justice for all juvenile offenders. Offering a comprehensive yet concise overview of the field's most important concepts and issues, authors Richard Lawrence and Mario Hesse include cutting-edge research; practical examples of juvenile justice in action; and up-to-date coverage of laws, policies, and programs in juvenile justice. Engaging pedagogical features illustrate true-to-life cases, policies, and practices that capture student interest by vividly responding to the "So what?" question of how delinquency theories apply in the real world.

Key Features

  • A unique chapter on restorative justice covers restorative practices with juvenile offenders.
  • "Case in Point" boxes with accompanying questions include scenarios or vignettes of juvenile justice cases to encourage students to think about and discuss major issues; photos illustrate key points in the chapters.
  • "Policy and Practice" boxes explore the real-life implications of juvenile justice policy and address student interest in the "What works?" questions about juvenile justice.
  • Chapter Highlights begin each chapter, providing a preview of forthcoming topics.
  • Bulleted Summaries, Key Terms, and Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter help students master key concepts and engage in critical thought and discussion of important findings, justice policies and practices.

Juvenile Justice In America (7th Edition)

Author: Clemens Bartollas
ISBN:013297830X
Publication Date:2013-02-10
List Price:$177.60
Lowest New Price:$42.90
Rank:174171
Description:
&>Unique in approach, this book presents an intimate look at juvenile justice.

 

Juvenile Justice in America, Seventh Edition, provides an intimate look at the lives of juveniles, their experiences in society, and the consequences of those experiences. The text carefully examines the characteristics, procedures, policies, and problems of American juvenile justice systems. The authors also discuss the issues and challenges that must be faced in order to develop more just systems and a more humane present and future for juveniles. The text maintains a balance of theory, evidence-based findings, law, and practice, and provides the most up-to-date material possible.


The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law (8th Edition)

Author: Alida V. Merlo
ISBN:0133754642
Publication Date:2015-01-03
List Price:$186.80
Lowest New Price:$143.62
Rank:200276
Description:

For courses in juvenile justice

An In-depth Introduction to Juvenile Justice
The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law is a comprehensive study of the juvenile justice system that examines how juvenile defenders are defined and classified and utilizes the current literature to illustrate the significant stages of juvenile processing and recent changes and developments in the field. This edition puts an increased focus on evidence-based programs that are effective in preventing and treating juvenile offenders. In addition to discussing policies and practices in the US system, examples of comparative foreign juvenile justice practice are also presented. The Juvenile Justice System, Eighth Edition makes the connection between theory and practice through numerous real world examples and connects new students to the many exciting career paths in the field.


Rethinking Juvenile Justice

Author: Elizabeth S. Scott
ISBN:0674057465
Publication Date:2010-09-30
List Price:$22.00
Lowest New Price:$15.26
Rank:702100
Description:

What should we do with teenagers who commit crimes? Are they children whose offenses are the result of immaturity and circumstances, or are they in fact criminals?

“Adult time for adult crime” has been the justice system’s mantra for the last twenty years. But locking up so many young people puts a strain on state budgets―and ironically, the evidence suggests it ultimately increases crime.

In this bold book, two leading scholars in law and adolescent development offer a comprehensive and pragmatic way forward. They argue that juvenile justice should be grounded in the best available psychological science, which shows that adolescence is a distinctive state of cognitive and emotional development. Although adolescents are not children, they are also not fully responsible adults.

Elizabeth Scott and Laurence Steinberg outline a new developmental model of juvenile justice that recognizes adolescents’ immaturity but also holds them accountable. Developmentally based laws and policies would make it possible for young people who have committed crimes to grow into responsible adults, rather than career criminals, and would lighten the present burden on the legal and prison systems. In the end, this model would better serve the interests of justice, and it would also be less wasteful of money and lives than the harsh and ineffective policies of the last generation.


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