Theories of Delinquency

Theories of Delinquency : An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior

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Theories of Delinquency surveys the major theoretical approaches to understanding delinquent behavior, both biological and psychological. It features careful explanations of the major theories and analyzes each theory's underlying assumptions, the important concepts behind it, and finally the critical evaluations of the research associated with each theory more

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  • Paperback | 321 pages
  • 139.7 x 218.4 x 17.8mm | 362.88g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • numerous line drawings, 3 maps
  • 0195168453
  • 9780195168457
  • 2,005,907

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"I like the book a great deal--it is easy to read, theoretically explicit, and relates the theories directly to issues of juvenile delinquency, which is very helpful. The empirical data brought to bear on the theories is contemporary and well presented, but the major strength of the book is its extensive critique of each theoretical perspective on both empirical and theoretical grounds. The organization of the chapters is also a strength, with key concepts identified and defined, conceptual diagrams presented, and summaries of each chapter that are easily understood."--Michelle Hughes Miller, Southern Illinois University"I really enjoy this book, it matches my class objectives perfectly. Once students have a good understanding of the theory, I can help them make the applications. Thanks for this valuable book."--Steve Stokes, Brigham Young University"Excellent overview of causes of delinquency--with an in-depth analysis of the most important explanations. Very readable. Students appreciate the clear, concise presentation."--Richard Lawrence, St. Cloud State Universityshow more

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