Juvenile Justice

7th Edition

An Introduction

Authors: John Whitehead Steven Lab
Print ISBN: 9781455778928
eBook ISBN: 9781455726004
Imprint: Anderson
Published Date: 17th February 2012
Page Count: 496


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Juvenile Justice: An Introduction is a student-friendly analysis of all aspects of the juvenile justice system. The book covers the history and development of the juvenile justice system and the unique issues related to juveniles, including police interaction, court processes, due process, movements toward diversion and deinstitutionalization, and community intervention. This book also examines particular issues within juvenile justice, such as female delinquency, gang delinquency, and the use of the death penalty and Life Without Parole with juveniles. Evidence-based suggestions for successful interventions and treatment are included, with a focus on performing cost-benefit analyses of what works versus what is ineffective with juveniles. The book concludes with a look to the future of the juvenile court, including the real possibility of abolition.


Students in courses on juvenile justice and juvenile delinquency in 2-year and 4-year programs.


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About the Author

John Whitehead

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

East Tennessee State University

Steven Lab

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Bowling Green State University