Delinquency in Society with Annual Edition: Juvenile Delinquency / Edition 4

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More than just facts and statistics,Delinquency in Society weaves theory,current research,and critical issues in a highly readable introduction to juvenile delinquency. Building on the strengths of previous editions,the third edition explores recent trends and provides new pedagogy to help students master the material.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072441369
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4

Table of Contents

List of Boxes
Sect. 1 Defining and Measuring Delinquency 2
Ch. 1 Defining Juvenile Delinquency 5
Ch. 2 Measuring Delinquency 41
Sect. 2 Explaining Delinquency 75
Ch. 3 Early Explanations: Supernatural and Classical School Theories 79
Ch. 4 Biological Theories 105
Ch. 5 Psychological Theories 141
Ch. 6 Sociological Theories: The Chicago School 171
Ch. 7 Sociological Theories: Strain and Social Control 195
Ch. 8 Sociological Theories: Labeling and Conflict 231
Sect. 3 The Social and Institutional Context of Delinquency 262
Ch. 9 The Family and Delinquency 265
Ch. 10 Schools and Delinquency 295
Ch. 11 Peer Groups and Gang Delinquency 335
Ch. 12 Drugs, Youths, and Delinquency 373
Ch. 13 Female Delinquency 413
Ch. 14 Youth Violence 449
Sect. 4 The Juvenile Justice System 484
Ch. 15 Police and Delinquency 487
Ch. 16 The Juvenile Court 523
Ch. 17 Juvenile Diversion 561
Ch. 18 Juvenile Corrections 589
App Selected Amendments to the United States Constitution A-1
Glossary G-1
Answer Key to Self-Tests K-1
Photo Credits P-1
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