Juvenile Delinquency: The Core

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Cengage Learning, May 14, 2010 - Education - 480 pages
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Succinct but thoroughly cutting edge, Siegel and Welsh's JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THE CORE, 4e presents theory, policy, and the latest research in one value-priced, student-friendly paperback. This brief text is acclaimed for its authority and balance as well as the authors' ability to completely engage students in the juvenile delinquency course. In under 500 pages, Siegel and Welsh help students understand the nature of delinquency, its causes and correlates, and current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence. The authors review recent legal cases, research studies, and policy initiatives. A new boxed feature emphasizes success stories in intervention, while new career profiles give students invaluable insight into potential career paths--from those who live them every day. Completely current, the Fourth Edition includes enhanced and expanded coverage of emerging policies and programs, juvenile hate crime, social reaction and labeling theories, learning problems and delinquency, gangs, drugs, and capital punishment for juveniles.
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Contents

Childhood and Delinquency
1
The Nature and Extent of Delinquency
26
Individual Views of Delinquency Choice and Trait
53
Sociological Views of Delinquency
90
Developmental Views of Delinquency Life Course and Latent Trait
119
Gender and Delinquency
145
The Family and Delinquency
168
Peers and Delinquency Juvenile Gangs and Groups
196
The History and Development of Juvenile Justice
279
Police Work with Juveniles
304
Juvenile Court Process Pretrial Trial and Sentencing
326
Juvenile Corrections Probation Community Treatment and Institutionalization
359
Notes
393
Glossary
427
Name Index
434
Subject Index
446

Schools and Delinquency
226
Drug Use and Delinquency
252
Credits
457
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Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (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, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. 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. He then taught in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell for more than 26 years. Now a Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach online courses. 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.

Brandon C. Welsh is an Associate Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement at Free University in Amsterdam. His research interests focus on the prevention of crime and delinquency and evidence-based crime policy. Dr. Welsh has published extensively in these areas and is an author or editor of seven books. Born in Canada, he received his undergraduate and M.A. degrees at the University of Ottawa and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in England.

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