Juvenile Courts in the United States

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PREFACEix
Chapter
I. PHILOSOPHY OF THE JUVENILE COURT1-12
1. The Spirit of Social Justice1
2. Chancery Origin of the Court2
3. Criminal Origin of the Court5
4. Right to Custody of Children7
5. Constitutional Principles Involved9
II HISTORY OF THE JUVENILE COURT13-31
1. Background of Juvenile-Court Legislation13
2. Pioneer Juvenile Courts19
3. Spread of the Juvenile-Court Movement23
4. Development of Organization and Technique25
5. Politics in Juvenile Courts27
6. Recent Developments of the Court28
III. THE JUVENILE-COURT SYSTEM32-46
1. Meaning of the Juvenile Court32
2. Classification of Courts33
3. Court Given Jurisdiction34
4. Area Served35
5. Type of Jurisdiction36
6. Legal Relationship to Other Courts37
7. Juvenile Court as a Federal Problem42
IV. EXTENT OF JURISDICTION47-69
1. Age Limitation47
a. Variations between States47
b. Continuity of Jurisdiction Once Obtained48
c. Termination of Jurisdiction by Marriage49
d. Increase of Age Jurisdiction49
2. Classes of Cases over Children52
a. Delinquency53
b. Dependency and Neglect54
c. Mentally Defective Children55
3. Classes of Cases over Adults55
a. Contributing to Delinquency and Dependency55
b. Offenses against Children60
c. Desertion and Non-Support60
4. Classes of Cases over Children or Adults61
a. Illegitimacy61

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