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Provides in-depth, contemporary coverage of juvenile justice. Views the juvenile offender as being embedded and continually influenced by multiple systems within the social environment. The book examines the causes, prevention, and intervention of juvenile offending within these multiple systems from a contemporary developmental perspective. Expands coverage of the psychosocial aspects of antisocial behavior, including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, conduct disorders, learning disorders. Focuses more on contemporary perspectives and issues and less on historical perspectives and methodological issues. Members of the Police force and administrators in middle and high schools.
1. Defining and Measuring Delinquency.
2. The Nature and Extent of Juvenile Offending.
3. Drugs and Delinquency.
4. Systems Theory and Delinquency.
5. Infrasystems: Developmental and Learning Factors.
6. Microsystems: The Family.
7. Microsystems and Mesosystems.
8. Higher-Order Systems.
9. Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment.
10. Juvenile Justice: Origins and Overview.
11. Early Processing.
12. Delinquency Hearings and Criminal Trials.
13. Juvenile Rehabilitation: Community and Institutional Strategies.