Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency

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For courses in Juvenile Deliquency. This text, now in its fifth edition, integrates sociological theories of delinquency with discussions of what is actually occurring in the social environments (families, peer associations, schools, community settings) of today's youths. It examines the ways in which specific features of contemporary American society have contributed to certain types of delinquent behavior and the manners in which social institutions have responded in their attempts to control, treat, and prevent juvenile delinquency. The very latest trends in juvenile and family court procedures are described, court cases that have set the parameters for police, court, and secure facility handling of juveniles are analyzed, and delinquency prevention and control are examined.show more

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  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 174.8 x 246.4 x 25.4mm | 852.77g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130336734
  • 9780130336736

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. PART ONE: DEFINING AND EXPLAINING DELINQUENCY. 1. Definitions, Scope, and Trends in Juvenile Delinquency. 2. Historical Perspectives on Delinquency Causation. 3. Psychological Theories of Delinquency Causation. 4. Sociological Perspectives on Delinquency Causation. PART TWO: DELINQUENCY AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT. 5. Controlling Children: The Changing Role of Children in American Society. 6. Gang Delinquency and Violence. 7. Family Functioning and Delinquency. 8. Female Delinquency. 9. The School and Delinquency. 10. Maltreated/Endangered Children. PART THREE: DELINQUENCY AND THE JUVENILE JUSTICE PROCESS. 11. Key Issues in the Juvenile Justice Process. 12. The Police Role in Delinquency Prevention and Control. 13. Juvenile Court Process and Issues. 14. Probation and Community-Based Programs. 15. Secure Facilities for Juveniles. 16. Aftercare and Nonsecure Residential Placement. PART FOUR: PREVENTING, TREATING, AND CONTROLLING DELINQUENCY. 17. Treating the Juvenile Offender. 18. Delinquency Prevention and Control.show more

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