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Juvenile Crime and Justice

Juvenile Crime and Justice

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May 2011 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The authors of the 20 chapters in Juvenile Crime and Justice address various hotly debated topics along three loosely connected themes: prevention, prosecution, and corrections. Each author presents arguments both in favor of and opposed to various treatments, programs, and punishments, examining issues such as youth curfews, juveniles in adult courts, legal representation for juveniles, juvenile boot camps, group homes, out-of-home placement, and more. The chapters included cover the leading arguments pertaining to key topics in this field and point out where more research needs to be done–which, at present, includes many of the most controversial issues in juvenile justice policy.

The Series

The five brief, issues-based books in SAGE Reference's Key Issues in Crime & Punishment Series offer examinations of controversial programs, practices, problems or issues from varied perspectives. Volumes correspond to the five central subfields in the Criminal Justice curriculum: Crime & Criminal Behavior, Policing, The Courts, Corrections, and Juvenile Justice.

Each volume consists of approximately 20 chapters offering succinct pro/con examinations, and Recommended Readings conclude each chapter, highlighting different approaches to or perspectives on the issue at hand. As a set, these volumes provide perfect reference support for students writing position papers in undergraduate courses spanning the Criminal Justice curriculum. Each title is approximately 350 pages in length.

Key features
  • An issues-based set covers the five major curricular areas of criminal justice: crime and criminal behavior; police and law enforcement; courts, law and justice; corrections; and juvenile crime and justice.
  • Each volume of approximately 20 chapters offers succinct pro/con examinations of controversial programs, practices, problems, or issues from varied perspectives.
  • Recommended Readings conclude each chapter, highlighting different approaches to or perspectives on the issue at hand.
  • Authorship is comprised of eminent scholars and experts in the fields of criminology, police science, law, sociology, psychology, and other curricula.
  • An Introduction by the series General Editor sets the debate stage for the volume.
  • Availability in print and on-line enhances accessibility for students in their research journeys.

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