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Juvenile Justice
An Active-Learning Approach

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July 2019 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Using an evidence-based approach, Juvenile Justice invites students to take a journey toward understanding the United States juvenile justice system and the response from police, courts, and correctional institutions to crimes committed by juveniles, as well as the strategies used to deter these crimes. Renowned authors Frank Schmalleger and Catherine D. Marcum combine a practical tone with a variety of engaging learning exercises that connect readers with the material. Students are encouraged to put what they learn into action—increasing their ability to comprehend and retain information long after they have completed the course.

Key Features
  • A variety of active-learning exercises developed by the authors, some individual and some group-oriented, enhance student learning.
    • In the Media exercises encourage students to think about the relationship between traditional and social media and how they impact juvenile behavior.
    • Navigating the Field exercises let students explore and evaluate evidence-based strategies that have impacted a juvenile justice program, policy, or practice related to the chapter content.
    • Exploring Juvenile Justice Further application activities at the end of each chapter offer additional opportunities for students to apply what they have learned in class to the real world.
  • A unique chapter on Juveniles and Cybercrime enables students to think critically about cyberbullying, cyberstalking, child pornography, and digital piracy. 
  • Humanizing the individuals involved in the juvenile justice system, each chapter opens with a vignette to highlight a contemporary issue for that particular subject. 
  • Case studies and accompanying questions encourage students to discuss and debate real-world examples of juvenile court cases.

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Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
PART I: UNDERSTANDING JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY
 
CHAPTER 1. HISTORY OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Introduction

 
Changing Perceptions of Children Over Time

 
Creation of the Juvenile Court

 
Parens Patriae and the Juvenile Court

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Exploring Juvenile Justice Further

 
 
CHAPTER 2. MEASUREMENT OF JUVENILE CRIME
Introduction

 
Age–Crime Curve and Stages of Delinquency

 
Juvenile Arrest Statistics

 
Juvenile Court Statistics

 
Reports of Juveniles in Custody

 
Self-Report Studies

 
Victimization Studies

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Exploring Juvenile Justice Further

 
 
CHAPTER 3. THEORIES OF DELINQUENCY
Introduction

 
The Importance of Theory and Research

 
The Classical School and Biological Theories

 
Psychological Approaches

 
Developmental and Sociological Explanations

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Exploring Juvenile Justice Further

 
 
PART II: NAVIGATING THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
 
CHAPTER 4. JUVENILES AND THE POLICE
Introduction

 
History of Police Interaction With Juveniles

 
The Current Role of Police in the Juvenile Justice System

 
Police Discretion and the Handling of Juveniles

 
Constitutional Rights of Juveniles

 
Tools Used by Law Enforcement During Investigation

 
Trends in Juvenile Arrests

 
Police and Juvenile Relationships and Attitudes

 
Proactive Police Methods of Preventing Juvenile Crime

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Exploring Juvenile Justice Further

 
 
CHAPTER 5. THE JUVENILE COURT SYSTEM
Introduction

 
Navigating the Juvenile Court System and Its Stakeholders

 
Pretrial Steps in the Juvenile Court Process

 
Adjudicatory and Dispositional Hearings

 
Constitutional Protections of Juveniles

 
Juvenile Transfer Proceedings

 
Types of Juvenile Offenders

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Exploring Juvenile Justice Further

 
 
CHAPTER 6. THE JUVENILE CORRECTIONS SYSTEM
Introduction

 
Juvenile Probation

 
Intermediate Correctional Options for Juveniles

 
Institutionalization

 
Legal Rights of Institutionalized Youths

 
Aftercare

 
Looking Into the Future of Juvenile Correctional Reform

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Exploring Juvenile Justice Further

 
 
PART III: JUVENILE BEHAVIORS
 
CHAPTER 7. JUVENILES AND GANGS
Introduction

 
A History of American Gangs

 
Contemporary Gangs in the United States

 
Gang Organization

 
Gang Demographics

 
Illegal Gang Activities

 
Gang Presence in Our Schools

 
Gang Prevention

 
Leaving a Gang

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Exploring Juvenile Justice Further

 
 
CHAPTER 8. JUVENILES AND VIOLENCE
Introduction

 
Juvenile Violence

 
Youth Gun Violence

 
School Violence and Victimization in Elementary and Secondary Education Settings

 
Teen Dating Violence

 
Juvenile Violence and the Media

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Exploring Juvenile Justice Further

 
 
CHAPTER 9. JUVENILES AND CYBERCRIME
Introduction

 
The Internet

 
Digital Piracy

 
Cyberbullying

 
Cyberstalking

 
Online Sexual Offenses Between Romantic Partners

 
Hacking

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Exploring Juvenile Justice Further

 
 
CHAPTER 10. JUVENILE DRUG USE
Introduction

 
Types of Drugs

 
Juvenile Drug Courts

 
Substance Abuse Treatment for Juveniles

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Exploring Juvenile Justice Further

 
 
PART IV: MOVING FORWARD
 
CHAPTER 11. EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS FOR JUVENILES
Introduction

 
Evidence-Based Strategies in Juvenile Justice

 
Juvenile Programming

 
Summary

 
Exploring Juvenile Justice Further

 
 
Appendix A: Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
 
Appendix B: 5 Ways Law Enforcement Agencies Can Use Data on Juveniles
 
Appendix C: Gangs in Schools
 
Appendix D: Juvenile Justice Model Data Project
 
Glossary
 
Notes
 
Index

Supplements

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Juvenile Justice: An Active-Learning Approach succinctly covers what criminal justice students need to know about the juvenile justice system. This text offers a variety of learning activities that will engage students, making the information more pertinent to what happens in the field.”

Cindy Boyles
The University of Tennessee at Martin

“This is an introductory text for juvenile justice that explains the complexities of the juvenile justice system in a conversational tone. While many terms are introduced, the introduction of each term is fairly subtle and embedded in the discussion itself. The text is designed to be interactive, and includes many activities that push students to explore topics in more depth, assess real-life examples, and apply ideas to new contexts.”

Lacey Wallace
Penn State Altoona

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 3. Theories of Delinquency

Chapter 9. Juveniles and Cybercrime


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