Youth Crime in America: A Modern Synthesis introduces students to the latest developments in delinquency, theory, and research. This book provides the student with a clear, jargon-free, in-depth understanding of the most recent and most significant writings in the field. The focus is on the newer theories and prevention methods rather than the dated ones. New ideas, be they absorbing or disturbing, fascinate readers-they help to keep the mind alive.
Distinguishing Features Include: Chapter One closely examines how youth crime has been dealt in mass communication and how this treatment has affected public opinion and political rhetoric on youth crime. Chapter Three is devoted to the general topic of American adolescence today, including the significance of pubertal timing, parental reactions, and the adolescent subculture. Chapter Twelve discusses in detail eleven treatment programs that work, such as nurse home visitations; the incredible years, and functional family therapy This introduces students to the best programs. This text provides wide coverage of youth crime, delinquency, and the justice system without overwhelming the student.show more