Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Practice, and Law / Edition 10

Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Practice, and Law / Edition 10

by Larry J. Siegel, Brandon C. Welsh
     
 

New edition of a text that explores the most current theories on the causes of juvenile crime, the latest strategies being used to control it, and recent research studies and policy initiatives. Siegel (U. of Massachusetts) and Senna (Northeastern U.) discuss the concepts and theories of delinquency, environmental influences, juvenile justice advocacy, controlling… See more details below

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New edition of a text that explores the most current theories on the causes of juvenile crime, the latest strategies being used to control it, and recent research studies and policy initiatives. Siegel (U. of Massachusetts) and Senna (Northeastern U.) discuss the concepts and theories of delinquency, environmental influences, juvenile justice advocacy, controlling juvenile offenders, and juvenile corrections. Boxed sections cover the most important legal cases that shape the system, Supreme Court cases, and important programs and policy initiatives that are now being used to help children in need. Each chapter begins with a real life story that illustrates a relevant personal dilemma. Includes 200-plus photos, tables, and charts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495503644
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/26/2008
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
8.69(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE CONCEPT OF DELINQUENCY. 1. Childhood and Delinquency. 2. The Nature and Extent of Delinquency. PART TWO: THEORIES OF DELINQUENCY. 3. Focus on the Individual: Choice and Trait Theories. 4. Social Structure and Delinquency. 5. Social Process Theories: Learning, Control, Development. 6. Social Reaction Theories: Labeling and Conflict. PART THREE: ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON DELINQUENCY. 7. Gender and Delinquency. 8. The Family and Delinquency: Make-up, Influence and Abuse. 9. Peers and Delinquency: Juvenile Gangs and Groups. 10. Schools and Delinquency. 11. Drug Use and Delinquency. PART FOUR: JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVOCACY. 12. The History and Development of Juvenile Justice. PART FIVE: CONTROLLING JUVENILE OFFENDERS. 13. Police Work with Juveniles. 14. Pretrial Procedures. 15. The Juvenile Trial and Disposition. PART SIX: FOCUS ON DELINQUENCY. 16. Juvenile Probation and Community Treatment. 17. Institutions for Juveniles.

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