|The study of juvenile justice process and systems is an investigation of a truly unique network that is predicated on a distinctive body of theory. Juvenile Justice: Process and Systems is an ideal textbook for those who wish to explore the theory and practice of providing justice to juveniles. Author Gus Martin introduces readers to juvenile justice in the contemporary era, while providing a contextual grounding in the historical origins of modern process and systems. This book is a review of institutions, procedures, and theories that are specifically directed toward addressing the problems of juvenile deviance and victimization. |
Organized into four thematic parts, Juvenile Justice presents a logical sequence of topics that are designed to incrementally build upon the concepts introduced in previous chapters. Part I introduces students to the fundamental considerations that are essential for developing a contextual understanding of the juvenile justice process. Part II examines the roles of the police, juvenile court, and corrections systems. Part III reviews the unique community-based innovations found in the juvenile justice system. Part IV takes a look at the future challenges of juvenile justice.
Juvenile Justice is designed for undergraduate students studying juvenile justice systems, juvenile justice process, juvenile delinquency, and law enforcement in the departments of Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Political Science, Sociology, and other disciplines in the social sciences.