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Juvenile Delinquency: The Core / Edition 6

Juvenile Delinquency: The Core / Edition 6

by Larry J. Siegel, Brandon C. Welsh


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Juvenile Delinquency: The Core / Edition 6

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THE CORE, 6th Edition delivers cutting-edge coverage of essential theory, policy, and the latest research in one value-priced, reader-friendly paperback. Renowned for its balanced approach and engaging writing style, this brief book helps you understand the nature of delinquency and its causes, as well as current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence. The MindTap online learning experience available with this text guides you through your course and includes video cases, career scenarios, visual summaries, and a variety of tools and apps.

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ISBN-13: 9781305577411
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/15/2016
Series: MindTap Course List Series
Edition description: New Edition
Sales rank: 218,264
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

LARRY J. SIEGEL was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he taught for 27 years; he is now a professor emeritus, still teaching online courses in criminology and criminal justice. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Larry Siegel now resides in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Terry, and their two dogs, Watson and Cody..

Brandon C. Welsh is a Professor of Criminology at Northeastern University and Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement in Amsterdam. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in England. His research interests focus on the prevention of crime and delinquency and evidence-based social policy. Dr. Welsh has published extensively in these areas and is an author or editor of ten books.

Table of Contents

1. Childhood and Delinquency. 2. The Nature and Extent of Delinquency. 3. Individual Views of Delinquency: Choice and Trait. 4. Sociological Views of Delinquency. 5. Developmental Views of Delinquency: Life Course and Latent Trait. 6. Gender and Delinquency. 7. The Family and Delinquency. 8. Peers and Delinquency: Juvenile Gangs and Groups. 9. Schools and Delinquency. 10. Drug Use and Delinquency. 11. Delinquency Prevention and Juvenile Justice Today. 12. Police Work with Juveniles. 13. Juvenile Court Process: Pretrial, Trial, and Sentencing. 14. Juvenile Corrections: Probation, Community Treatment, and Institutionalization.

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