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Published: 16 November 2021

400 Pages

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190852832

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An Introduction to Juvenile Justice

Child Savers to Cyber Bullies

Frank Merenda

  • A student-friendly comprehensive overview of the Juvenile Justice System ranging from how and why it was formed to what it has become and current-day challenges.
  • Inclusion of contemporary laws and public opinions concerning high-interest topics such as solitary confinement, life in prison, formal detention, and disparities across age, race, gender socioeconomic status.
  • An entire chapter covering Digital Age issues facing today's youth that includes social media, cyber harassment, cyberbullying, sexting, child pornography, and abduction. This chapter also covers the interchangeable role of offender and victim in the digital age.
  • An in depth look at juvenile victims, specifically how they are treated by the system, the outreach that is done, their satisfaction, and their role at the many stages of the justice process.
  • Each section provides a comprehensive wrap-up, a timeline in early chapters to assist students in conceptualizing the material, and a world view section at the end of every chapter that allows students to have a broader perspective and glean comparative statistics and innovative ideas from across the globe.

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