Readings in Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

Readings in Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

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For use as a supplemental text in junior/senior and graduate-level courses in Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, or Criminology.Readings in Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice is a comprehensive text that investigates a variety of topics related to delinquency research. It is a unique set of readings that includes classic, contemporary, and original articles. This reader gives a historical and contemporary overview of the field of delinquency research without favoring any particular theoretical or methodological position.
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  • Paperback | 429 pages
  • 179.8 x 238.8 x 21.6mm | 635.04g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130281719
  • 9780130281715

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1. Problem Areas in Delinquency. Juvenile Curfew and the Courts: Judicial Response to a No-So-New Crime Strategy, C. Hemmins and K. Bennett.The Emperor's New Clothes: Theory and Method in Gang Field Research, C. John M. Hagedorn.Youth Gangs and Definitional Issues: When Is a Gang a Gang, and Why Does It Matter?, Finn-Aage Esbensen, L. Thomas Winfree, Jr., Ni He, and Terrance J. Taylor.2. Historical Foundations. The Juvenile Court Law in Cook County, Illinois, 1899, Hon. R.S. Tuthill.Early Chicago Contributions, Connie Frey.Origins of the Juvenile Court: Changing Perspectives on the Legal Rights of Juvenile Delinquents, Robert M. Mennel.The Rise of the Child-Saving Movement, Anthony Platt.3. Methods. Designing the Research, Michael J. Hindelang, Travis Hirshi, and Joseph G. Wels.Still Just the Study of Men and Crime? A Content Analysis, Lance Hannon and Lynn Resnick Dufour.Families of Homeless and Runaway Adolescents: A Comparison of Parent/Caretaker and Adolescent Perspective on Parenting, Family Violence and Adolescent Conduct, Les B. Whitbeck, Danny R. Hoyt, and Kevin A. Ackley.4. Family. Attachment to Parents, Travis Hirschi.Socialization in the Family of Origin and Male Dating Violence: Prospective Study, Ronald L. Simons and Kuie-Hsui Lin.Do Families Matter?: The Relative Effects of Family Characteristics, Self-Control, and Delinquency on Gang Membership, John G. Boulahanis and Martha Heltsley.5. Schools, Media, and Crime. Scared Kids, Unattached Kids or Peer Pressure: Why Do Students Carry Firearms to School?, David C. May.Representing Gangs in the News: Media Constructions of Criminal Gangs, Carol Thompson, Robert L. Young, and Ronald Burns.Disparities in the Reporting Patterns of Juvenile Homicides in Chicago: A Map for Social Constructionists, John G. Boulahanis and Martha Heltsley.6. Drugs and Delinquency. Drug Use in America: An Overview, Erich Goode.Juvenile Delinquency and Drug Use, Greg S. Weaver.Drug-Crime Relations among Drug-Consuming Juvenile Delinquents: A Tripartite Model and More, Natacha Brunelle, Serge Brochu, and Marie-Marthe Cousineau.7. Peers. Friendships and Delinquency, Peggy C. Giordano, Steven A. Cernkovich, and M.D. Pugh.Gangs, Drugs, and Delinquency in a Survey of Urban Youth, Finn-Aage Esbensen and David Huizinga.Label-Seeking For Status: Peers, Identities, and Domains of Deviance, Mark Konty and Charles W. Peek.8. Girls and Delinquency. Relational Problems with Peers, Gender and Delinquency, Robert Agnew and Timothy Brezina.Explaining the Gender Gap in Delinquency: Peer Influence and Moral Evaluations of Behavior, Daniel P. Mears, Matthew Ploeger, and Mark Warr.Gender and Victimization Risk Among Young Women in Gangs, Jody Miller.9. Policy and Crime. Teenage Felons and Waiver Hearings: Some Recent Trends, 1980-1988, Dean J. Champion.The Death Penalty for Juveniles: An Assessment of Public Support, Sandra E. Skovron, Joseph E. Scott, and Francis Cullen.Assessing the Effects of School-Based Drug Education: A Six-Year Multilevel Analysis of Project D.A.R.E., Dennis P. Rosenbaum and Gordon S. Hanson.
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