- Provides an engaging introduction to all aspects of the juvenile justice system in America.
- This seventh edition builds on a trusted and well-known textbook with new material on key issues such as sexting, bullying, social media, and the issues of non-delinquent youths.
- Robust offerings for students include study questions, discussion questions, "What You Need to Know" sections in each chapter, key terms identified, online case study questions, and links to relevant websites.
- Instructors are provided with helpful test question banks, lesson plans, sample syllabi, PowerPoint lecture slides, and links to useful websites.
- Glossary consolidates key terms with definitions.
The Definition and Extent of Delinquency
2. The History of Juvenile Justice
3. Explaining Delinquency
Biological and Psychological Approaches
4. Sociological Explanations of Delinquency
5. Gang Delinquency
6. Drugs and Delinquency
7. Policing and Juveniles
8. The Juvenile Court Process
9. Due Process and Juveniles
10. Institutional/Residential Interventions
11. Juvenile Probation and Community Corrections
12. Restorative Justice
13. The Victimization of Juveniles
14. Future Directions in Juvenile Justice
John T. Whitehead is a Professor and former Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University. He completed his M.A. at the University of Notre Dame and earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from SUNY-Albany. He teaches courses in corrections, criminal justice ethics, and the death penalty.
Lab, Steven P.
Stephen P. Lab is Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Bowling Green State University. He is a nationally recognized expert in crime prevention and his research interests include juvenile delinquency, school crime, and victims of crime. He is a regular consultant for the National Institute of Justice on research and funding activities in the areas of crime prevention, community policing, school crime, gang behavior and interventions, and police partnerships to address crime.