Publisher's description for Juvenile justice / G. Larry Mays, L. Thomas Winfree, Jr.
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Written with the uniquely blended perspective of both a political scientist and a sociologist, Mays and Winfree offer a valued middle ground in exploring the contemporary juvenile justice system. Juvenile Justiceintegrates discussion of the theory and history of juvenile delinquency and the system;s response to it, along with the practical, nuts-and-bolts of processing juvenile offenders, giving readers a complete picture of the system. With pedagogical aids including engaging boxed features, chapter-opening case studies, charts, graphs, and thought-provoking end-of-chapter questions, the authors clearly explain the administration of justice in the Juvenile Justice system, from local responses to state and federal involvement, addressing both where the system has lead us in the past, and exploring the future of juvenile justice.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Juvenile justice, Administration of United States, Juvenile delinquency United States Prevention, Juvenile corrections United States