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 I: THE CREATION OF CHILDHOOD AND DELINQUENCY. 2. From Indifference to Children to the Discovery of Childhood. 3. The Invention of Delinquency. PART II: EXTENT AND NATURE OF DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR. 4. Official Accounts of Delinquent Behavior. 5. Self-Reported Delinquent Behavior. 6. Victim Accounts of Delinquent Behavior. PART III: EXPLANATIONS OF DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR. 7. Control Theory: Biological and Psychodynamic. 8. Cultural Deviance Theories and Social Disorganization Theory. 9. Differential Association Theory and Social Learning Theory. 10. Strain Theory. 11. Social Control Theory. 12. Neoclassical Theory: Deterrence and Self-Control. 13. Labeling Theory. 14. Radical Theory. 15. Integrated Theory. PART IV: JUVENILE JUSTICE. 16. Policing Juveniles. 17. Juvenile Court. 18. Competing Models of Juvenile Justice: Rehabilitation vs. Punishment. 19. Conclusions: Childhood, Delinquency, and the Future.