ISBN-10:
0205246532
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2900205246532
Pub. Date:
11/16/2012
Publisher:
Pearson
Juvenile Delinquency / Edition 9

Juvenile Delinquency / Edition 9

by William E. Thompson

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ISBN-13: 2900205246532
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 11/16/2012
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Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

William E. Thompson was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was the first member of his family to receive a high school diploma. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University, a master’s degree from Missouri State University, and earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Oklahoma State University. Thompson has authored and coauthored more than fifty articles published in professional journals, including dozens reprinted in textbooks and anthologies. He is the coauthor of Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology (now in its 7th edition), one of the leading textbooks in introductory sociology courses, and Juvenile Delinquency: A Sociological Approach (in its 8th edition), a leading textbook in the area of delinquency studies. He also has coauthored an anthology on classic and contemporary readings in juvenile delinquency, a small treatise on sociology and mass media, and is the author of The Glass House, a life-story of his mother’s courageous battle with cancer.

Thompson began his college teaching career at the University of Tulsa. He spent the next ten years at Emporia State University, where he served as Chair of the Division of Sociology, Family Sciences, and Anthropology. Thompson then moved to Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he served five years as Head of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and is currently a Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice. He has also taught for the University of Southern Mississippi in the British Studies Program in London and the Caribbean Studies Program in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He also has been an invited Guest Lecturer on Juvenile Crime and the Media at Shanghai Normal University and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences in China.

In 1993, Thompson received an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Texas Association of College Teachers, and in 1994, he won the Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Teaching at Texas A&M-Commerce. In 1996, Thompson was named the Outstanding Alumnus by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northeastern State University. In 2009 he received the prestigious “Spirit of Mayo Award” named after Texas A&M University-Commerce’s founder and awarded by the president for outstanding commitment to undergraduate students’ success.

Dr. Thompson has been married to his wife Marilyn for 37 years. They have two grown children and one grandchild. For fun, Thompson plays drums in a rock ‘n roll band and rides his motorcycle.

Table of Contents

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. Brief Table of Contents

Part 1: Conformity, Deviance, and Juvenile Delinquency

Chapter 1: A Sociological Approach to Juvenile Delinquency

Chapter 2: Dimensions of Juvenile Delinquency

Part 2: Causes of Juvenile Delinquency

Chapter 3: Classical, Biological, and Psychogenic Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency

Chapter 4: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Social Strain and Cultural Transmission Theories

Chapter 5: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Social Learning and Social Control Theories

Chapter 6: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Labeling and Radical/Conflict Theories

Chapter 7: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Maturation/Life-Course, Rational Choice/Deterrence and Feminist Theories

Part 3: Juvenile Delinquency in a Social Context

Chapter 8: Family and Juvenile Delinquency

Chapter 9: Schools and Delinquency

Chapter 10: Youth Subcultures and Delinquency

Chapter 11: Juvenile Gangs and Delinquency

Part 4: Applied Theory: Social Control and the Juvenile Justice System

Chapter 12: Juveniles and the Police

Chapter 13: Juvenile Courts

Chapter 14: Juvenile Corrections

Part5: Applied Theory: Strategies for Dealing with Juvenile Delinquency

Chapter 15: Treatment and Prevention Strategies

Chapter 16: Rethinking the Delinquency Problem


2. Full Table of Contents

Part 1: Conformity, Deviance, and Juvenile Delinquency

Chapter 1: A Sociological Approach to Juvenile Delinquency

Student Learning Outcomes Introduction

What Is Juvenile Delinquency?

A Synthesized Sociolegal Definition of Delinquency

Norms: Folkways, Mores, Laws, and Taboos

Normative Behavior: Conformity

Deviant Behavior: Nonconformity and Range of Tolerance

Negative Aspects of Deviance

Positive Aspects of Deviance

Chapter 2: Dimensions of Juvenile Delinquency

The Media as a Source of Delinquency (Mis)Information

Juvenile Delinquency Data

Official Sources of Delinquency Information

The Composite Delinquent Profile: Typical or Stereotypical?

Unofficial Sources of Delinquency Information

The Magnitude and Trends of Juvenile Delinquency

Addendum: A Balanced Perspective on Youth

Part 2: Causes of Juvenile Delinquency

Chapter 3: Classical, Biological, and Psychogenic Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency

The Link between Biology and Behavior: Myths and Folklore

The Classical School of Criminological Thought

The Positive School of Criminology

Twentieth-Century Constitutional Typologies

The Continuing Search for a Biological Connection

Sociobiological Explanations

The Psychogenic Approach and the Medical Model

Discovery of the Unconscious and the Formation of Personality

Freudian Theory as an Explanation of Crime and Delinquency

Other Psychogenic Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency

Media Violence and Aggressive Behavior

Predictors of Youth Violence

Criticisms and Limitations of the Biological and Psychogenic Approaches

Chapter 4: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Social Strain and Cultural Transmission Theories

Social Strain Theories

Cultural Transmission Theories

Chapter 5: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Social Learning and Social Control Theories

Social Learning Theories

Social Control Theories

Chapter 6: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Labeling and Radical/Conflict Theories

Labeling Theories

Radical/Conflict Theories

Chapter 7: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Maturation/Life-Course, Rational Choice/Deterrence and Feminist Theories

Short-Run Hedonism: “Delinquency Is Fun!”

Media Portrayals of Delinquency as FunMaturation and Life Course Theories

Making Decisions for Delinquency: Rational Choice Theory

The Punishment Response: Deterrence Theory

Explaining Female Delinquency

Sex, Gender, and Delinquency

Sociological Theories and Female Delinquency

Feminist Theories of Delinquency

Back to the Future: Integrative Theories and Prospects for Theory Building

Part 3: Juvenile Delinquency in a Social Context

Chapter 8: Family and Juvenile Delinquency

The Changing Role of the Family

Increasing Importance of the Nuclear Family and the Creation of “Adolescence”

The Family as an Agent of Socialization

Working Mothers and Juvenile Delinquency

Other Family Variables and Juvenile Delinquency

Parental Discipline

Single-Parent Families and Delinquency

The Family and Delinquency Prevention

Chapter 9: Schools and Delinquency

The School as an Arena

Schools and the Socialization Process

Juvenile Delinquency and the School Experience

Schools as a Screening Device

Schools as “Combat Zones”

School as Bureaucracy

Schools and Delinquency Prevention

Chapter 10: Youth Subcultures and Delinquency

Culture, Subcultures, and Countercultures

The Creation of a Youth Subculture

Role of the Youth Subculture

Distinctive Elements of the Youth Subculture

The Youth Subculture and Juvenile Delinquency

Youth Countercultures and Delinquency

The Youth Subculture and Delinquency Prevention

Chapter 11: Juvenile Gangs and Delinquency

The Solitary Delinquent

Dyads and Triads

Group Delinquency

Play Groups

Juvenile Gangs

Contemporary Youth Gangs in the United States

Composition of Gang Membership

Gang Violence

Part 4: Applied Theory: Social Control and the Juvenile Justice System

Chapter 12: Juveniles and the Police

Juvenile Encounters with Police

Policing Juveniles

Police Discretion in Handling Juveniles

Police and Due Process

Police, Community Policing, and Delinquency Prevention

Chapter 13: Juvenile Courts

Historical Background of the Juvenile Court

The Child Savers Movement

The Juvenile Court

Juvenile Courts and the Media

Juvenile Courts, Judicial Discretion, and Due Process

Juvenile Court Procedures

The Role of Attorneys in Juvenile Court

Criticisms of the Juvenile Court

The Multifaceted Juvenile Court

The Future of the Juvenile Court

Chapter 14: Juvenile Corrections

Social Control and Deterrence Theory

The Media and “Getting Tough on Crime”

Voluntary Social Control

Informal Social Control

Formal Social Control

Capital Punishment for Juveniles and Roper v. Simmons

Deinstitutionalization, Community Corrections, and Diversion

Evaluation of Deinstitutionalization, Community Corrections, and Diversion

Part 5: Applied Theory: Strategies for Dealing with

Juvenile Delinquency

Chapter 15: Treatment and Prevention Strategies

Media and the Medical Model of Delinquency

Treatment Ideology and Delinquency Treatment Programs

Prevention Ideology and Delinquency Prevention Programs

Sociological Approaches to Delinquency Treatment and Prevention

Mobilizing the Community to Prevent Delinquency

Evaluation of Delinquency Treatment and Prevention Strategies

Chapter 16: Rethinking the Delinquency Problem

The Social Nature of Juvenile Delinquency

Eliminating the Marginal Status of Juveniles

Standardization or Elimination of Juvenile Codes

Decriminalization of Status Offenses

Revision of the Juvenile Court

Modification of Juvenile Corrections

Strengthening the Family

Changing the Educational System

Redefining Juvenile Delinquency

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