Juvenile Delinquency Readings

ISBN-10: 0761986782
ISBN-13: 9780761986782
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: Designed for undergraduate juvenile delinquency courses, this book actively involves students in the literature of the discipline, presents the field in a format that is accessible, understandable, and enjoyable, and is edited by well-known scholars  More...

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List price: $116.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Designed for undergraduate juvenile delinquency courses, this book actively involves students in the literature of the discipline, presents the field in a format that is accessible, understandable, and enjoyable, and is edited by well-known scholars who are experienced researchers and teachers. The readings in this anthology have been very carefully edited and pruned by the Editors so that undergraduate students can easily read them without getting bogged down or confused and lost in the technical, methodological details. At no additional cost, we have included 5 substantial data analysis exercises spread throughout the book. These exercises not only teach students the basic of SPSS, the "standard" data analysis software in social science, but also show them how they can test the delinquency theories and propositions covered in the reader, using current delinquency data packaged with the book. This absolutely unique feature is structured into fill-in-the-blank exercise sets that are easy to grade for large numbers of students by a single instructor. Over 150 very good questions have been put together for the readings so that instructors can easily test, even in large courses, whether or not their students are keeping up with the reading. A separate instructor's manual (with more tests) is also available.

Joseph G. Weis is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. He served for a number of years as the Director of the National Center for the Assessment of Delinquent Behavior and Its Prevention, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as a member of the Washington State Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. He is a past editor of the journal Criminology and a co-author, with Michael J. Hindelang and Travis Hirschi, of Measuring Delinquency.

Robert D. Crutchfield is Professor and the Clarence and Elissa Schrag Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington where he has been a winner of the university's Distinguished Teaching Award. He served on the Washington State Juvenile Sentencing Commission and is also a former juvenile probation officer, adult parole officer, and a deputy editor of Criminology. He is a past Vice President of the American Society of Criminology and currently serves on the National Academies' Committee on Law and Justice. His research focuses on labor markets and crime, and on racial and ethnic disparities in the administration of justice.

George S. Bridges is the President of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He has served as a staff member of the policy office of the Attorney General of the United States as well as deputy editor of Criminology. He has been a member of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission. He has published many papers on racial biases in American law and is co-editor, with Martha Myers, of Crime, Inequality, and Social Control.

What is Delinquency? The History and Definitions of Delinquency
Inventing the Stubborn Child
The Rise of the Child-Saving Movement
The Juvenile Court Law in Cook County Illinois, 1899
Title 13, Revised Code of Washington: The Juvenile Justice Act, 1994
How is Delinquency Measured? The Observation and Measurement of Delinquency
Prevalence, Incidence, Rates and Other Descriptive Measures
The Accuracy of Official and Self-Report Meaures of Delinquency
Chronic Offenders: The Missing Cases in Self-Report Delinquency Research
Who are The Delinquents? The Distribution and Correlates of Delinquency
Age, Sex and the Versatility of Delinquent Involvements
Juvenile Offender Prevalence, Incidence and Arrest Rates by Race
Social Class and Crime
Reconsidering the Relationship between SES and Delinquency: Causation but Not Correlation
Family
Families and Delinquency: A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Broken Homes
School
The Effect of Dropping Out of High School on Subsequent Criminal Behavior
Peers
Age, Peers, and Delinquency
Gangs
Violent Crimes in City Gangs
Social Learning Theory, Self-Reported Delinquency, and Youth Gangs
Drugs
Delinquency and Substance Use Among Inner-City Students
What Causes Delinquency? How is It Controlled? The Interdependence of Theory and Practice
Psychological Control, Early Identification, and Intervention
Unraveling Juvenile Delinquency
Unraveling Families and Delinquency: A Reanalysis of the Gluecks' Data
The Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study
A Thirty-Year Follow-Up of Treatment Effects
Risk Factors and Prevention
Risk Behavior in Adolescence: A Psychosocial Framework for Understanding and Action
Early Childhood Intervention
Ecology, Enculturation, and Community Organization
Deviant Places: A Theory of the Ecology of Crime
Scoial Disorganization and Theories of Crime and Delinquency
The Chicago Area Project
The Chicago Area Project Revisited
Cutural Deviance and Gang Work
Lower-Class Culture as a Generating Milieu of Gang Delinquency
Social Sources of Chinese Gang Delinquency
Why the United States Has Failed to Solve Its Youth Gang Problem
Social Learning and Behavior Modification
A Differential Association-Reinforcement Theory of Criminal Behavior
The Role of Peers in the Complex Etiology of Adolescent Drug Use
Behavioral Approaches to Treatment in the Crime and Delinquency Field
Assessing the Effects of School-Based Drug Education: A 6-Year Multilevel Analysis of Project D.A.R.E.
Opportunity, Strain, and Rehabilitation/Reintegration
Illegitimate Means, Anomie, and Deviant Behavior
A Revised Strain Theory of Delinquency
The Natural History of an Applied Theory: Differential Opportunity and Mobilization for Youth
The Provo Experiment in Delinquency Rehabilitation
Social Control, Social Development, and Prevention
A Control Theory of Delinquency
The Empirical Status of Hirschi's Control Theory
Preventing Delinquency: The Social Development Model
The Prevention of Serious Delinquency: What to Do?
Reducing Early Childhood Aggression: Results of a Primary Prevention Program
Labeling, Diversion, and Radical Nonintervention
An Overview of Labeling Theory
The Labeling Perspective and Delinquency: An Elaboration of the Theory and an Assessment of the Evidence
Reflected Appraisals, Parental Labeling, and Delinquency
Diversion in Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Justice Reform
Judicial Reform
Juvenile Court Theory and Impact in Historical Perspective
The Legal Legacy
Beyond Gault: Injustice and the Child
In re Gault Revisited: A Cross-State Comparison of the Right to Counsel in Juvenile Court
The System Legacy
Responding to Juvenile Crime: Lessons Learned
Gender Bias in Juvenile Justice Processing: Implications of the JJDP Act
Race, Gender, and the Prehearing Detention of Juveniles
The Comparative Advantage of Juvenile Versus Criminal Court Sanctions on Recidivism Among Adolescent Felony Offenders
The Program Legacy
An Analysis of Juvenile Correctional Treatment
Alternative Placements for Juvenile Offenders: Results From the Evaluation of the Nokomis Challenge Program
A Survey of Juvenile Electronic Monitoring and Home Confinement Programs
Boot Camps: A Critique and a Proposed Alternative
Prospects
The future of Juvenile Justice Policy and Research
Abolish the Juvenile Court: Youthfulness, Criminal Responsibility, and Sentencing Policy
Suggested Readings
Index

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