Higher Education

Juvenile Justice: The System, Process and Law, 1st Edition

  • Rolando V. del Carmen Sam Houston State University
  • Chad R. Trulson University of North Texas
  • ISBN-10: 0534521584  |  ISBN-13: 9780534521585
  • 480 Pages
  • © 2006 | Published
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Like no other text on the market, JUVENILE JUSTICE: SYSTEM, PROCESS, AND LAW provides a balanced engaging and detailed look at real juvenile justice-the system, the process, and the law. Written by two authorities on the subject, del Carmen and Trulson's new text is organized by the logical and chronological sequencing of the process, making it easier for students to understand and remember, and helping them differentiate the juvenile justice system from the adult criminal justice system. Based on the authors' many years of hands-on, practical experience in the field, the text includes a wealth of interesting narrative illustrations that provide students with a realistic picture of the juvenile justice system. JUVENILE JUSTICE clearly and effectively introduces students to the various phases and complex nuances of juvenile law as they relate to the juvenile justice system, process, policy, and theory.

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of Juvenile Justice.
2. Theories of Juvenile Offending.
3. Juveniles and the Police.
4. Intake and Diversion: The Informal Resolution of Delinquency Issues.
5. Non-Delinquency, Victimization, and Juvenile Justice: Status Offenders, Dependent, and Neglected Youth and Juvenile Victimizations.
6. Detention and Transfer to Adult Court.
7. National Court System and Juvenile Courts.
8. Adjudication of Juveniles.
9. Disposition and Appeal.
10. Juvenile Probation and Parole.
11. Juvenile Correctional Institutions.
12. Death Penalty for Juveniles: Past, Present, and Future.
13. Schools, School Crime and Rights of Students.
14. Juvenile Justice: Past, Present, and Future.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Rolando V. del Carmen

Rolando V. del Carmen is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He was assistant dean and associate professor of a school of law in the Philippines and has held various administrative and academic positions in the United States. In addition, he has taught at various universities and has written extensively, including numerous articles on legal issues and more than ten books. A consultant to criminal justice agencies in a number of states, Dr. Del Carmen served a six-year term to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. He earned the Fellow Award (1990), Bruce Smith Award (1996), and Founders Award (2005) from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He holds a B.A. and a bachelor of laws degree from the Philippines, a master of comparative law from Southern Methodist University, a master of laws from the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctor of science of law from the University of Illinois.

Chad R. Trulson

Dr. Trulson is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas. He has an extensive history in the Juvenile Justice system working as a Juvenile Parole Officer, Juvenile Detention Officer, and Juvenile Resident Counselor before receiving his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston Sate University. He has written several articles published in such journals as Law and Society Review, Crime and Delinquency, The Prison Journal, Criminology and Public Policy, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Criminal Justice Review and Journal for Juvenile Justice and Detention Services as well as presented papers at ASC and ACJS on the topic of Juvenile Justice.