ISBN-10:
0135052610
ISBN-13:
9780135052617
Pub. Date:
06/25/2010
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Juvenile Delinquency / Edition 8

Juvenile Delinquency / Edition 8

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Overview

Streamlined in this edition, this book examines the causes and consequences of delinquent behavior using a strong sociological focus. Relevant chapters discuss the environmental influences on delinquency–such as gangs, the family, school, and drugs. Each chapter ends with a discussion of delinquency across the life course and a section on social policy. Prevention and treatment is emphasized throughout, as the book moves beyond simply analyzing the problems of delinquency to exploring what can be done about delinquent behavior. Features include:

  • More on Positive Youth Development–Chapter 1
  • A new section on Institutional Anomie Theory–Chapter 4
  • A new section on Restorative Justice and Peacemaking–Chapter 6
  • Expanded discussion of gender differences and how that impacts delinquency–Chapter 7
  • A new section on female delinquency–Chapter 7
  • More extensive coverage of bullying–Chapter 9
  • A new section on the victimization of children–Chapter 12
  • A new section on Graduated Sanctions and more–Chapter 15

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780135052617
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 06/25/2010
Series: Pearson Criminal Justice Series
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF DELINQUENCY

1. Adolescence and Delinquency

2. The Measurement and Nature of Delinquency

PART TWO: THE CAUSES OF DELINQUENCY

3. Individual Causes of Delinquency

4. Social structural Causes of Delinquency

5. Social Process Theories of Delinquency

6. Social Interactionist Theories of Delinquency

PART THREE: ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON DELINQUENCY

7. Gender and Delinquency

8. The Family and Delinquency

9. The School and Delinquency

10. Gangs and Delinquency

11. Drugs and Delinquency

PART FOUR: PREVENTING DELINQUENCY

12. The Prevention of Delinquency

13. The Juvenile Justice Process

14. The Police and the Juvenile

15. The Juvenile Court

16. Juvenile Corrections

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