An extremely thorough look at the juvenile justice system, from entry and sentencing to prevention and counseling. Expert insights into the unique processes and procedures of juvenile justice. What does research say about the impact of family life on delinquent youth? How do juvenile court procedures differ from adult court. How do the juvenile agencies really work? What are the options for juvenile placements and which ones work best? What counseling methods are most effective? What are the most useful theories that best explain juvenile delinquency? Get answers to these and other related questions. A dynamic review of major justice theories. Answers questions like: How do juvenile sentencing guidelines differ from adult sentences? What are the agencies within the juvenile justice system and how do they work? What are the options for post-crime placement? and more. Also included - 11 landmark juvenile case reviews.