Juvenile Delinquency: The Core / Edition 4

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Overview

This text from Larry Siegel presents all of the theories, policies and issues of juvenile delinquency - in one affordable paperback. From the legacy of the nineteenth-century "child saving" movement to contemporary material on school shooters and bullies, from the unexpected legacy of divorce to teen courts, this text will help you get to the core - and core issues - of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice!
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This text presents theories, policies, and issues of juvenile delinquency, and addresses the nature and extent of delinquency, causes of delinquent behavior, and environmental influences. Material on juvenile justice touches on areas including the use of pretrial detention, waiver to adult court, and restorative justice programs. Boxed readings look at controversial issues, new research, Supreme Court cases, and major initiatives and programs. Learning features include chapter summaries, discussion questions, and key terms, plus b&w photos. The author is affiliated with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495809869
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/14/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 457
  • Sales rank: 609,057
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. Growing up in the city, he became fascinated by the effects of social forces on human development and behavior. While attending the City College of New York in the 1960s, he was introduced to the study of crime and justice in courses taught by sociologist Charles Winick. His interest led him to attend the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany where he completed his master's thesis in 1970, undertaking a study of attorneys in the juvenile court process. He completed his Ph.D. in 1975, conducting a study measuring the effects of the juvenile court process on the self-image of youth. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught courses on juvenile justice, research methods, and statistics. After leaving Northeastern in 1980, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He is currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including more than a dozen books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal procedure, and other topics. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.

Brandon C. Welsh is an Associate Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement at Free University in Amsterdam. His research interests focus on the prevention of crime and delinquency and evidence-based crime policy. Dr. Welsh has published extensively in these areas and is an author or editor of seven books. Born in Canada, he received his undergraduate and M.A. degrees at the University of Ottawa and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in England.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Childhood and Delinquency 1
Ch. 2 The Nature and Extent of Delinquency 22
Ch. 3 Individual Views of Delinquency 46
Ch. 4 Sociological Views of Delinquency 78
Ch. 5 Developmental Views of Delinquency 106
Ch. 6 Gender and Delinquency 130
Ch. 7 The Family and Delinquency 155
Ch. 8 Peers and Delinquency: Juvenile Gangs and Groups 184
Ch. 9 Schools and Delinquency 212
Ch. 10 Drug Use and Delinquency 237
Ch. 11 The History and Development of Juvenile Justice 264
Ch. 12 Police Work with Juveniles 291
Ch. 13 Juvenile Court Process: Pretrial, Trial, and Sentencing 311
Ch. 14 Juvenile Corrections: Probation, Community Treatment, and Institutionalization 343
Concluding Notes 376
Appendix
Glossary
Notes
Name Index
Subject Index
Photograph Credits
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