Theories of Delinquency

Theories of Delinquency : An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behaviour

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Theories of Delinquency provides a comprehensive survey of major theoretical approaches to the understanding of delinquent behavior. It includes discussions and evaluations of all major individualistic and sociological theories, presenting each theory in a standard format with basic assumptions, important concepts, and critical evaluations of the research connected with these theories. Theories covered include biological and psychological explanations, anomie and social disorganization, differential association, drift theory, labeling theory, critical theories, and explanations of female delinquency. Now in its fourth edition, Theories of Delinquency, contains updated discussions of these theories, and special attention is given to the international aspects of the explanations discussed. Clearly written and consistently organized, Theories of Delinquency is important reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in crime and delinquency.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 137.2 x 205.7 x 22.9mm | 362.88g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 14 line illustrations
  • 0195127765
  • 9780195127768

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