Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach, Second Edition offers a comprehensive introduction to juvenile delinquency. Now in a more concise and accessible format, this text cultivates an understanding of juvenile delinquency by examining and linking key sociological and criminological theories and research. Biological and psychological approaches to delinquency are covered, as well as responses to delinquent behavior including prevention, early intervention, and contemporary juvenile justice.
New to the Second Edition:
- NEW chapter 13 on delinquency prevention and intervention, and the "delinquent event" offers a larger breadth of topics covered
- NEW chapter 8 on the "Delinquent Event" examines the activities of adolescents, social dynamics, and the situational context of offending decisions, as well as "Rational Choice Theories."
- NEW changes in the juvenile justice thought and practice, including the growing popularity of more punitive approaches to delinquency, and a reawakening of hte "rehabilitative ideal."
- NEW research and updated delinquency and juvenile justice data, provide the most current information and statistics.
Features & Benefits
- New research and updated delinquency and juvenile justice data, provide the most current information and statistics.
- New chapters on delinquency prevention and intervention, and the "delinquent event" offer a larger breadth of topics covered.
- Significant changes in the juvenile justice thought and practice are described, including the growing popularity of more punitive approaches to delinquency, and a reawakening of the “rehabilitative ideal.”
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Study of Juvenile Delinquency
Chapter 2 Juvenile Delinquency as a Legal Concept
Chapter 3 Measuring Delinquency
Chapter 4 The Extent of Delinquent Offenses
Chapter 5 Age, Gender, Race, and Class of Offenders
Chapter 6 Developmental Patterns of Offending
Chapter 7 Biosocial Criminology: Individual Traits
Chapter 8 The Delinquent Event: Situational Aspects, Routine Activities, and Rational Choice
Chapter 9 Social Control Theories: Family Relations
Chapter 10 Social Learning Theories: Peer-Group Influences
Chapter 11 Social Structure Theories: Community, Strain, and Subcultures
Chapter 12 Labeling and Critical Criminologies
Chapter 13 Delinquency Prevention and Intervention
Chapter 14 Contemporary Juvenile Justice