"Every day, about 70,000 young people are detained within the U.S. criminal justice system. Thousands of them are tried as adults, and housed in adult prisons. Once in detention centers and jails, young people are vulner...
Explains the purpose of correctional facilities and describes various kinds including jails and prisons as well as alternatives to incarceration such as probation and parole.
"Describes the crimes juveniles commit, the attitudes and changes in the juvenile court system, and the ways that police and other social services deal with juvenile offenders"--Provided by publisher.
Defines juvenile crime and its causes and discusses both punishment and prevention.