Judging Delinquents: Context and Process in Juvenile Court, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Judging Delinquents

Context and Process in Juvenile Court, 1st Edition

By Robert M. Emerson


308 pages

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Juvenile court has elicited the interest and criticism of lawyers, social workers, and criminologists, but less attention from sociologists. This book adds to growing sociological literature on the operations of legal institutions. It describes some critical aspects of the functioning of the juvenile court, an institution charged with judging and treating delinquents. To this end, it analyzes the nature of the court operation, the handling of delinquents, and the court's functions in relation to the wider social and legal system.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General