State's Attorneys prosecute all misdemeanor and felony crimes committed in Cook County. They also file legal actions to enforce child support orders, protect consumers and the elderly from exploitation, and assist victims of domestic violence. The Office has 7 bureaus: Criminal Prosecutions, Juvenile Justice, Narcotics, Special Prosecutions, Civil Actions, Investigations and Administrative Services.
Promotes "just and equitable social systems for individuals, families, and communities." Research addresses child abuse, rehabilitative justice, and the needs of the elderly and disabled. Of particular concern are girls, LGBT individuals, and racial and ethnic groups overrepresented in the criminal justice system.
This comprehensive encyclopedia takes a broad view of criminology and deviant behavior. Volume one introduces historical, conceptual and theoretical issues; volume two, crime and juvenile delinquency; volume three, sexual deviance; and volume four, self-destructive behavior and disvalued identity.