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Juvenile Justice- Vantage Learning Platform
A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice

Tenth Edition

September 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-4103-7

About Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice, Tenth Edition.

Comprehensive, focused, and up-to-date, Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice, Tenth Edition illustrates the practical realities of the juvenile justice system and the most current topics in the field. Students will learn about the history, process, and theories of the juvenile justice system, and gain access to the latest crime measurements while exploring important issues like community-based sanctions, treatment and rehabilitation, gangs, and international youth crime. Emphasizing evidence-based practices, bestselling authors Steven M. Cox, Jennifer M. Allen, and Robert D. Hanser guide readers through the methods and problems of the system and offer realistic insights for students interested in a career in juvenile justice.

About Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice, Tenth Edition.


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This up-to-date Tenth Edition guides students through the practical realities of the juvenile justice system and the most current topics in the field. It features real-life examples, excellent pedagogical features, and complete digital resources to help students learn interactively. Juvenile Justice - Vantage Digital Option, Tenth Edition delivers the trusted content from Steven M. Cox, Jennifer M. Allen, and Robert D. Hanser’s text on Sage Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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Chapter 1. Juvenile Justice in Historical Perspective
Chapter 2. Characteristics, Definitions, and Measurement of Juvenile Offenders and Offenses
Chapter 3. Child Abuse and Neglect
Chapter 4. Schools and Delinquency
Chapter 5. Theories of Causation
Chapter 6. Juveniles and the Police
Chapter 7. The Purpose and Scope of Juvenile Courts
Chapter 8. Juvenile Justice Procedures
Chapter 9. Key Figures in Juvenile Court Proceedings
Chapter 10. Prevention and Diversion Programs
Chapter 11. Treatment Programming and Trauma-Informed Care with Juvenile Offenders
Chapter 12. Dispositional Alternatives
Chapter 13. Violent Juveniles and Gangs
Chapter 14. Global Issues in Juvenile Justice
Chapter 15. The Future of Juvenile Justice


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  • Sample course syllabi
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  • “In Practice” boxes link research to practice and help students see the practical application of what they are reading.
  • “Career Opportunity” boxes identify the skills and education needed for a range of potential juvenile justice careers that students can explore.
  • Built-in learning aids, including chapter learning objectives, summaries, key terms lists, and critical thinking exercises, provide essential support for student learning.
  • “What Would You Do?" scenarios introduce students to the chapter content by getting them into the mind-set of a practitioner.
  • "Critical Thinking Questions" appear at the end of boxed features to help students make the connection between the material presented and the issues they might encounter as a practitioner.

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