Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Practice and Theory
By Cox, Steven M, Conrad, John J, and Allen, Jennifer M.
This comprehensive, current juvenile justice text provides thorough coverage of the interrelationships between juvenile law, theories of causation, and procedural requirements – the essential elements for successful practice in the field of juvenile justice. Juvenile Justice integrates theory and practice, provides up-to-date examples from recent headlines, enables students to go to the Internet to find materials, and is written in an easy to understand style.


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Author Biography

Dr. Steven M. Cox earned his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign in 1971. He has been a professor in the Department of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University since 1975. During that time he was selected as Visiting Research Professor at National Chengchi University in Taiwan, where he spent one year. Dr. Cox has served as a consultant to the Illinois Law Enforcement Standards and Training Board; the National Police Administration, Taiwan; and to numerous law enforcement agencies in the Midwest. He has also been an assessor for the national Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and a trainer in juvenile justice, community policing, cultural sensitivity/awareness, and racial profiling. He is author or co-author of the following books: Police: Practices, Problems, Perspectives (Allyn and Bacon); Police in Community: Critical Issues. 3/e, Brown/Benchmark. Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory and Practice, 4/e, Brown/Benchmark. The Criminal Justice Network: An Introduction, 3/e, McGraw-Hill; Research Methods in Criminal Justice: An Introduction, 3/e, Nelson Hall; Policing in the New Millennium, Allyn and Bacon.

John J. Conrad is an emeritus professor in the Department of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Indiana State University and completed advance work in law. He was a faculty member at Western Illinois University from 1967 through 1999. He served as department chair for nine years and was extensively involved in police training and education throughout Illinois. During his tenure as a faculty member, he received numerous awards for his teaching and professional service.

Jennifer M. Allen has been an assistant professor at Western Illinois University for the past four years. She received her M.S. degree in Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and is currently completing her Ph.D. in Sociology at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She has worked as a juvenile probation officer in Texas and Missouri. As a juvenile probation officer she worked as an abuse and neglect officer, an intensive probation officer, and as a grant writer and programmer. She has been actively involved in restorative justice programming, specifically with Victim Impact Panels, and has consulted with various counties in Illinois and Missouri on juvenile offender programming.


Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Practice and Theory
Author(s): Cox, Steven M, Conrad, John J, and Allen, Jennifer M.
ISBN: 0697356175
DOI: 10.1036/0697356175

Format: paperback, 352 pages.
Pub date: 17 Jul 2002
Copyright: 2003
$57.50 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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