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This historically successful and important text is revised to meet modern course demands. Empey and Stafford provide an extensive, comprehensive and balanced look at the theories associated with delinquency. It is aimed at the upper end of the market concerned with theory. This text also focuses on environmental issues, juvenile justice issues, and the juvenile justice system.
1. How Delinquency is Constructed. PART ONE: THE DISCOVERY OF CHILDHOOD AND THE INVENTION OF DELINQUENCY. 2. From Indifference to Children to the Discovery of Childhood. 3. The Invention of Delinquency. PART TWO: THE EXTENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR. 4. Official Accounts of Delinquent Behavior. 5. Self-Reported Delinquent Behavior. 6. Victim Accounts of Delinquent Behavior. PART THREE: EXPLANATIONS OF DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR. 7. Control Theory: Biological and Psychodynamic. 8. Cultural Deviance Theory. 9. Differential Association Theory and Social Learning Theory. 10. Strain Theory. 11. Social Control and Self-Control Theories. 12. Neoclassical Theory. 13. Labeling Theory. 14. Radical Theory. 15. Integrated Theories and Some Conclusions About Theories of Delinquent Behavior. PART FOUR: JUVENILE JUSTICE. 16. Policing Juveniles. 17. Juvenile Court. 18. Rehabilitating Delinquents. 19. Conclusions: Childhood and Delinquency. GLOSSARY. INDEX.