Over several hundred years, the juvenile justice system has evolved from one in which a child offender was prosecuted under the same guidelines used for adults to the current system in which society has recognized the unique status of juveniles within the criminal justice framework. Written by world-renowned legal scholar Cliff Roberson, Juvenile J
An Overview of Juvenile Justice. Development of Juvenile Courts. Delinquency Causation Theories. Abused and Neglected Children. Law Enforcement and Juveniles. Courts in the Juvenile Justice System. Overview of the Procedures in Juvenile Court. Procedures in Juvenile Court. Cases Referred to Criminal Courts. Juvenile Court and Individual Rights. Juvenile Probation. Juvenile Institutions and Early Releases. Juvenile Group Homes. Boot Camps and Shock Programs. Selected Issues in Juvenile Justice. Appendix: Common Terms Used in Juvenile Corrections. Index.