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Law enforcement and the youthful offender

Label
Law enforcement and the youthful offender
Title
Law enforcement and the youthful offender
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Introductory text on the causes and forms of delinquency, approaches to prevention, and the functions and procedures of the police and juvenile courts. This introductory textbook is designed for both the general student and the student who desires to become a police officer specializing in work with juveniles. It provides a comprehensive view of the major issues, facts, and concepts regarding juvenile delinquency and its prevention and control. The text first discusses the nature and causes of delinquency, including problems of definition, national and international trends, social factors, and important theories and misunderstandings. Delinquency is described as including a wide variety of behavior as well as a wide diversity of contributing factors involving family relationships, school adjustment, environmental background, and individual personality. The author asserts that prevention, rather than law enforcement, is the most important and promising approach to dealing with delinquency. The discussion of preventive approaches examines the negative results of earlier programs, the impact of family and school, and the functions of juvenile court, probation, and parole. The text features the treatment of the juvenile court system, including the history of the courts in the United States, legal aspects of juvenile court processes, and an examination of the Standard Juvenile Court Act of the National Council On Crime And Delinquency. The concluding chapters cover direct police services for juveniles, including special procedures for work with juveniles, special juvenile officers, neglected and abused children, police relationships with other agencies, and the rights and liabilities of minors. The discussion emphasizes the importance of the police role as the child's first contact with the juvenile justice system and one which undoubtedly leaves a lasting impression
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eldefonso, Edward
Dewey number
364.36/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF9709
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Juvenile courts
  • Délinquance juvénile
  • Tribunaux pour mineurs
Label
Law enforcement and the youthful offender
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Preface -- Part 1. An introduction to the youthful offender : problems of definition and statistics. 1. Introduction : perspective of delinquency -- 2. Delinquency : problems of definition -- 3. Scope of the problem : national and international trends -- 4. The correlative factors of delinquency -- 5. Delinquency : myths, misunderstandings, and theories -- Part 2. Prevention and theories : the juvenile court, legal and social components. 6. Prevention is the answer -- 7. The family and schools : impact on juvenile delinquency -- 8. The history, philosophy, and function of the juvenile court -- 9. Legal aspects of the juvenile court -- 10. Legal and social components of probation and parole -- Part 3. Police work with juveniles : basic perspectives. 11. Police services for juveniles -- 12. Police services for neglected and abused children -- 13. Police relationships with other agencies -- 14. Rights and liabilities of minors -- 15. Special problems -- Appendix A. The Gault decision -- Appendix B. Standard Juvenile Court Act -- Bibliography -- Subject index -- author index
Edition
2d ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 494 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035930486
Label
Law enforcement and the youthful offender
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Preface -- Part 1. An introduction to the youthful offender : problems of definition and statistics. 1. Introduction : perspective of delinquency -- 2. Delinquency : problems of definition -- 3. Scope of the problem : national and international trends -- 4. The correlative factors of delinquency -- 5. Delinquency : myths, misunderstandings, and theories -- Part 2. Prevention and theories : the juvenile court, legal and social components. 6. Prevention is the answer -- 7. The family and schools : impact on juvenile delinquency -- 8. The history, philosophy, and function of the juvenile court -- 9. Legal aspects of the juvenile court -- 10. Legal and social components of probation and parole -- Part 3. Police work with juveniles : basic perspectives. 11. Police services for juveniles -- 12. Police services for neglected and abused children -- 13. Police relationships with other agencies -- 14. Rights and liabilities of minors -- 15. Special problems -- Appendix A. The Gault decision -- Appendix B. Standard Juvenile Court Act -- Bibliography -- Subject index -- author index
Edition
2d ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 494 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035930486

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