Youth Crime in America A Modern Synthesis
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Description: Youth Crime in America: A Modern Synthesis introduces students to the latest developments in delinquency, theory, and research. This book provides the student with a clear, jargon-free, in-depth understanding of the most recent and most significant writings in the field. The focus is on the newer theories and prevention methods rather than the dated ones. New ideas, be they absorbing or disturbing, fascinate readers-they help to keep the mind alive. Distinguishing Features Include: bull; bull;Chapter One closely examines how youth crime has been dealt in mass communication and how this treatment has affected public opinion and political rhetoric on youth crime. bull;Chapter Three is devoted to the general topic of American adolescence today, including the significance of pubertal timing, parental reactions, and the adolescent subculture. bull;Chapter Twelve discusses in detail eleven treatment programs that work, such as nurse home visitations; the incredible years, and functional family therapy This introduces students to the best programs. This text provides wide coverage of youth crime, delinquency, and the justice system without overwhelming the student.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $142.60
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/10/2004
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Making Youth Crime Into a Social Issue|
|Official Data, Self Reports, and Victim Surveys|
|American Adolescence Today|
|Individualistic Theories of Youth Crime|
|Chicago School and Strain/Anomie Theories|
|Social Control, Routine Activities, and Sensation Seeking|
|The Family and Youth Crime|
|Schools and Youth Crime|
|Peers and Youth Crime|
|The Police and Youth Crime|
|Youth and the Juvenile Court|
|Corrections and Prevention|