Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice (8th Revised edition)

Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice (8th Revised edition)

By: Steven M. Cox (author), Robert D. Hanser (author), Jennifer M. Allen (author), John J. Conrad (author)Paperback

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Brief, focused, and up-to-date, this must-have text 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, this thoroughly updated Eighth Edition helps students develop a comprehensive understanding of the interrelationships among theory, policy, and the practical world of juvenile justice today.

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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 to 2007. For the past 45 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 and co-authored numerous successful textbooks and articles. Jennifer M. Allen is a professor and department head of criminal justice at the University of North Georgia. She holds a Master of Science degree in administration and a doctorate in sociology. Prior to entering academia in 2008, she worked with delinquent juveniles and those victimized by abuse and neglect. Dr. Allen has published in the areas of restorative justice, juvenile delinquency and justice, youth programming, and policing administration and ethics. She teaches courses in juvenile justice, criminology, research methods, administration of criminal justice, family violence, corrections, and introduction to criminal justice at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is also a coauthor of Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice (Sage, 2014, 8th ed.), with Steven Cox, Robert Hanser, and John Conrad. Robert Hanser is the Associate Director of the School of Social Sciences and the Coordinator of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dr. Hanser has an extensive background in treatment provision and administration. He sits on the 4th Judicial District's Youth Services Planning Board and also serves on regional advisory councils and community boards related to juvenile services for substance abuse and mental health treatment programming. He is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Louisiana and Texas, a Licensed Addiction Counselor, and a Certified Anger Management Therapist. John J.Conrad served as chair of the Department of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University and was very active in the department, university, and surrounding community. After teaching for more than 30 years, he is now retired and enjoying his time traveling throughout the United States.


Chapter 1. Juvenile Justice in Historical Perspective Chapter 2. Defining and Measuring Offenses by and Against Juveniles Chapter 3. Characteristics of Juvenile Offenders Chapter 4. Theories of Causation Chapter 5. Child Abuse and Neglect Chapter 6. Purpose and Scope of Juvenile Court Acts Chapter 7. Juvenile Justice Procedures Chapter 7. Juvenile Justice Procedures Chapter 8. Juveniles and the Police Chapter 9. Key Figures in Juvenile Court Proceedings Chapter 10. Prevention and Diversion Programs Chapter 11. Dispositional Alternatives Chapter 12. Violent Juveniles and Gangs Chapter 13. Juvenile Justice Around the World Chapter 14. The Future of Juvenile Justice

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781452258232
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9781452258232
  • weight: 907
  • ISBN10: 1452258236
  • edition: 8th Revised edition

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