Delinquency in Society

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Sep 29, 2009 - Law - 670 pages
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Delinquency in Society, Eighth Edition, provides a systematic introduction to the study of juvenile delinquency. This best-selling text covers the basic theories behind the cause of juvenile crimes, the sociological effects of juvenile delinquency, and the impact of juvenile crime on families, schools, and peer groups. Delinquency prevention programs and basic coverage of delinquency as it relates to the criminal justice system are also included to add context and help student comprehension.
  

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Contents

Status of Children
6
American Delinquency
13
Definitions of Juvenile Delinquency
19
What Is Delinquency? Who Is a Delinquent?
27
Measuring Delinquency
34
Victimization Surveys
44
Section 2
64
Delinquency theories
83
Section 3
346
the Social context of Delinquency
349
Delinquency
352
The Changing Family
361
Parenting in Families
371
Schools and Delinquency
390
viii
414
1
432

choice and Biological theories
86
Biological Theories
99
Section 3
108
Psychological theories
132
Aggression
148
Psychopathy
155
Psychological Theory and Delinquency
164
cultural Deviance Strain and Social
174
Strain Theory
189
Social Control Theory
199
Juvenile Justice Policy Implications
209
and conflict
220
7
256
Labeling and conflict 220
261
Developmental theories
264
Developmental Theory and the AgeCrime
272
Evaluation of Developmental Theory
290
Juvenile Justice Policy Applications
296
Female Delinquency theories
308
Theories of Female Delinquency
320
Juvenile Justice Policy Applications
339
Violence Drug Use and Delinquency
440
Patterns of Adolescent Drug Use
457
Causes of Adolescent Drug Use
464
Drug Use and Delinquency
469
Peer Group and Gang Delinquency
483
1
484
chapter 2
494
The Contemporary Gang Problem
508
Female Gang Delinquency
520
Section 4
528
Special topics
537
chapter 4
568
Delinquency Prevention
574
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578
Model and Promising Prevention Programs 586 Prenatal and Very Early Childhood Prevention
586
Do Delinquency Prevention Programs Work?
599
Glossary
608
indexes
618
Photo credits
669
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