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Juvenile Delinquency

ISBN-10: 0205442048
ISBN-13: 9780205442041
Edition: 7th 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $111.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Key Benefit: "Juvenile Delinquency" provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview of all aspects of juvenile delinquency with a sociological focus. Key Topic: This text examines the explanations of juvenile delinquency, the environmental influences on delinquent behavior, the efforts of society to prevent juvenile delinquency, an evaluation of the justice system's effectiveness in controlling juvenile delinquency, the review of recent legislation and court rulings on the rights of youthful offenders, and the rights of adolescents in general.

Clem Bartollas is a professor of Sociology at the University of Northern Iowa. He holds a B.A. from Davis and Elkins College, a B.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, an S.T.M. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in sociology with a special emphasis in criminology from The Ohio State University. He has taught at Pembroke State University, Sangamon State University, and the University of Northern Iowa, where he has received a number of honors, including Distinguished Scholar, the Donald McKay Research Award, and the Regents' Award for Faculty Excellence. Dr. Bartollas is the author of numerous articles and more than 30 texts.

Foreword
Preface
The Nature and Extent of Delinquency
Adolescence and Delinquency
How the Treatment of Adolescents Has Changed in the United States
Youth at Risk Today
How the Juvenile Court Codes Affect the Definitions of Delinquent Behavior
What is a Status Offense?
How Juvenile Delinquents Have Been Handled in the United States
The Themes Used to Examine the Study of Delinquency
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
The Measurement and Nature of Delinquency
The Contributions Made by Uniform Crime Reports to the Understanding of Delinquency
Juvenile Court Statistics
The Contributions Made by Cohort Studies
How Self-Report and Official Statistics Compare
The Contributions Made by Victimization Surveys
The Most Important Social Factors Related to Delinquency
The Dimensions of Delinquent Behavior
Delinquency Through the Life Course
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
The Causes of Delinquency
Theories of Individual Causes of Delinquency
The Contribution of the Classical School to the Understanding of Delinquency
The Insights Positivism Offers to the Understanding of Delinquency
Contemporary Approaches to the Rationality of Crime
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
Theories of Social Structural Causes of Delinquency
Social Disorganization Theory
How Cultural Deviance Theory is Related to Delinquency
How Strain Affects Delinquent Behavior
The Relationship Between Social Stratification and Delinquency
Structural Explanations of Delinquency Across the Life Course
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
Social Process Theories of Delinquency
Differential Association Theory
How Drift Theory is Related to Delinquency
The Relationship Between Social Control and Delinquent Behavior
How Integrated Theory Explains Delinquency
Social Process and Delinquency Across the Course
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
Social Reaction Theories of Delinquency
How Labeling Theory Explains Delinquency
The Contributions of Symbolic Interactionist Theory to the Understanding of Delinquency
How Conflict Theory Explains Crime and Delinquency
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
Environmental Influences on Delinquency
Gender and Delinquency
How is Gender Important in an Understanding of Delinquency?
Explanations of Female Delinquency
How Feminist Theories Can be Applied to an Understanding of Crime
A Feminist Theory of Delinquency
How Gender Bias Affects the Processing of the Female Delinquent
Gender Across the Life Course
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
The Family and Delinquency
How Adolescence and Family Problems Affect Delinquent Behavior
The Relationship Between the Family and Delinquency
Child Abuse and Neglect
How Child Abuse is Handled by the Child Welfare and the Juvenile Justice System
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
The School and Delinquency
How Education Has Evolved in the United States
What Constitutes Crime in the Schools
Is There a Correlation Between Delinquency and School Failure?
Some of the Theoretical Perspectives on School and Delinquency
The Rights of Students
How Promising Partnerships Between the School and the Justice System Have Changed
The Most Promising Intervention Strategies in the School Setting
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
Gangs and Delinquency
How Peer Groups and Gangs are Related
How Gangs Have Evolved in the United States
The Nature and Extent of Gang Activity
The Theories of Gang Formation
How Communities Can Prevent and Control Youth Gangs
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
Drugs and Delinquency
How Social Attitudes Are Related to Drug Use
The Prevalence and Incidence of Drug Use Among Adolescents
The Main Types of Drugs
The Relationship Between Drug Use and Delinquency
Is There a Correlation Between Chronic Offending and Drug Use?
Some of the Theoretical Explanations for the Onset of Drug Use
How Drug Use Can Be Prevented and Treated
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
Preventing Juvenile Crime
Prevention, Diversion, and Treatment
Delinquency Prevention
How Diversion Works
The Treatment Debate
The Most Frequently Used Treatment Modalities
What Works for Whom and in What Context
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
Social Control of Delinquency
An Overview of the Juvenile Justice Process
How the Structures and Functions of the Juvenile Justice System Work
The Relationship Between Treatment and Punishment in the Juvenile Justice System
How the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 Has Affected Juvenile Corrections
Do Graduated Sanctions Represent A New Day in Juvenile Justice?
Trends for the Twenty-First Century
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
The Police and the Juvenile
The History of Police-Juvenile Relations
Juveniles' Attitudes Toward the Police
How Juvenile Offenders Are Processed
The Legal Rights of Juveniles
How does the Prevention and Deterrence of Juvenile Offenders Take Place?
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
The Juvenile Court
How the Juvenile Court Originated
How the Norms of the Juvenile Court have Changed
The Role Expectations of Juvenile Court Actors
Pretrial Procedures
What Happens During A Juvenile Trial?
The Juvenile Sentencing Structures
The Death Penalty for Juveniles
Summary
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Destinations
Notes
Juvenile Corrections: Probation, Community-Based Treatment, and Institutionalization
Development of Community-Based and Institutional Corrections in the United States
Probation
The Roles Residential and Day Treatment Programs Play
Types of Institutional Placement for Juveniles
The Quality of Residential Life in Training Schools
The Rights of Confined Juveniles
How Juvenile Aftercare Works
Summary

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