This textbook presents an overview of the major subject areas in juvenile justice, with some of the latest research available from books, journal articles, and government documents. It includes special features that engage the reader in thinking critically about the subjects, with practical examples of justice in action, laws, policies, and programs in juvenile justice.
Richard Lawrence is Professor of Criminal Justice at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. He earned a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University, M.A. in Psychology at St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX and a B.A. in Psychology at Bethel University, St. Paul, MN. He has published two books on school crime and juvenile justice and is the author of more than forty articles and chapters published in academic journals and books, including Juvenile Justice: A Text/Reader, just published by SAGE. MARIO HESSE is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology with an emphasis in deviance and demography from South Dakota State University; a M.S. in Criminal Justice from St. Cloud State University; and a B.A. in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Minnesota - Duluth. He is one of two professors responsible for the Corrections Minor within the Department of Criminal Justice. He has correctional experience at county and local levels within Minnesota (public and private). He is a contributing member to the Minnesota Juvenile Detention Association (MNJDA). His research and teaching interests include juvenile justice, gangs, corrections, and crime and media, and he is a review-editor for A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society. He has been published in ACJS Today, Criminal Justice Review, and The Journal of Gang Research. He is a regular attendee and presenter at the National Gang Crime Research Center Conference. Additionally, he has attended and presented at other criminal justice related conferences.
Preface About the Authors 1. Defining and Measuring Juvenile Delinquency 2. The History of Juvenile Justice 3. Causes of Delinquency: Rational Choice and Individual Explanations 4. Sociological Explanations of Delinquency 5. Correlates and Causes of Delinquency 6. Police and Juveniles 7. Due Process and Juveniles' Rights 8. Juvenile Detention and Court Intake 9. Transfer to Criminal Court 10. The Juvenile Court Process 11. Juvenile Corrections: Institutional and Residential 12. Juvenile Probation and Community Corrections 13. Restorative Justice 14. The Future of Juvenile Justice References Index
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