Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this chapter, the reader should be able to:

12.1 Define delinquency and status offenses.
12.2 Explain why we see the age–crime curve in terms of adolescent development.
12.3 Discuss the history and philosophy of juvenile justice.
12.4 State the court cases that led to extending due process to juvenile offenders.
12.5 Describe the practices related to community and institutional juvenile corrections.
12.6 Explain the processes involved in restorative justice.
12.7 State the criteria for sending juveniles to institutions and the operating principles of those institutions.