Delinquency in Society

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McGraw-Hill, 2006 - Social Science - 586 pages
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In this conversational, jargon-free text with its clear and thorough presentation of theories of delinquency, Regoli and Hewitt make delinquency interesting to read about. It is no encyclopedic compendium, but a critical look at a very serious problem. .

This edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the most current trends and developments. In clear and accessible language the authors prepare their readers to understand all facets of delinquency, including discussions of the history, institutional context, and societal reactions to delinquent behavior, the major biological, psychological, and sociological theories of behavior, and the variety of policy implications derived from those theories..

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Nature and Extent of Delinquency
Measuring Delinquency
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John D. Hewitt is professor of sociology and criminal justice at Grand Valley State University. He received his BA degree in history, with a concentration in Far Eastern studies, from Western Washington State College (1968), and his Ph.D. Sociology from Washington State University (1975). Professor Hewitt is the author or co-author of four books and more than 50 articles on such topics as judicial sentencing, historical crime trends, victim-offender relationships in homicide, and the treatment of juvenile delinquency in China. His writings have been published in journals such as " Justice Quarterly", "Crime and Delinquency", "Law and Human Behavior", "Social Forces", " Journal of Social Research", and " Law and Policy Quarterly".

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