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

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

by Larry J. Siegel, Brandon C. Welsh
 

ISBN-10: 0495503649

ISBN-13: 9780495503644

Pub. Date: 02/26/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This comprehensive, best-selling text provides an in-depth analysis of theories of delinquency, environmental issues, juvenile justice issues, and the juvenile justice system. Renowned for its exhaustive research base, this book presents cutting-edge and seminal research as well as up-to-the minute policy and newsworthy examples. Offering objective, to-the-minute

Overview

This comprehensive, best-selling text provides an in-depth analysis of theories of delinquency, environmental issues, juvenile justice issues, and the juvenile justice system. Renowned for its exhaustive research base, this book presents cutting-edge and seminal research as well as up-to-the minute policy and newsworthy examples. Offering objective, to-the-minute presentation of theory and juvenile justice policy issues, the authors examine opposing sides of controversial aspects of delinquency and delinquency programs in a balanced, unbiased way. Rewritten for greater clarity, this thoroughly revised edition achieves new heights of student accessibility through increased pedagogical aids, including a marginal glossary. This edition provides students a gateway to online and multimedia resources that capture the immediacy of the field through CNN video, CD-ROM, and the Web.

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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