This four-color text provides students with a solid overview of the juvenile justice system in the United States, presenting the historical background of the US Juvenile Justice system, its current status, as well as contemporary societal and legal debates. An examination of various policies, programs, and practices informs the direction of the text. Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Practices includes coverage of juvenile law and procedure, juvenile corrections, juvenile delinquency, delinquency prevention, and the future of juvenile justice in the United States.
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