Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency

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Created for undergraduate courses in Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice.The first of its kind to integrate theory and "real-world" application in juvenile delinquency, this extensively researched text addresses today's most current developments and issues, with probing examinations of: 1) the extent, nature, and origins of American juvenile delinquency; 2) the factors in contemporary life that generate or influence delinquency; and 3) the juvenile justice process and methods for controlling, treating, and preventing delinquency.
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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 180.8 x 241 x 27.7mm | 885.81g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • Illustrations, forms
  • 013064577X
  • 9780130645777

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(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary and Discussion Questions.)I. 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. II. 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. Endangered Children. III. 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. IV. PREVENTING, TREATING, AND CONTROLLING DELINQUENCY. 17. Treating the Juvenile Offender. 18. Delinquency Prevention and Control. Index.
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