An Overview of Juvenile Offenders
Juvenile offenders is a broad category that encompasses
youth engaged in a wide range of activities, from status
offenses, such as liquor law and curfew violations, to
Chapter 2: The History and Philosophy
behind the Juvenile Justice System
Social Control in Early Societies
As early societies developed, they established rules to
maintain social order and protect their members safety.
Everyone was t
Chapter 1: Juvenile Justice:
A separate juvenile justice system for juveniles began in the U.S.
more than 100 years ago with the establishment of the first
juvenile court in 1899.
Chapter 4: Youth in Society:
Developmental Risks and
The National Center for Juvenile Justice stresses No
aspect of national interest is more significant than
what happens to young people when they are
Chapter 3: Theories of
Delinquency and Juvenile
Justice and the Law
Every society has norms, that is, rules or laws
governing the actions and interactions of its people.
These are usually of 2 types: folkways and mores.
Chapter 5: Juvenile Victims
Some children are casualties of traditional forms of
crime and violence, some are missing from home
because they run away or are thrown away, some
are abducted, others are sexually exploited an