The first of its kind to integrate theory and “real-world” application in juvenile delinquency, this extensively researched volume addresses today's most current developments and issues, with probing examinations of the extent, nature and origins of American juvenile delinquency; the factors in contemporary life that generate or influence delinquency; and the juvenile justice process and methods for controlling, treating and preventing delinquency. The authors examine, define and explain delinquency, the effects of the social environment on delinquency, the juvenile justice process, and preventing, treating, and controlling delinquency. For those interested in a clear examination of juvenile delinquency.
Revised and updated edition (third was 1990) of a standard textbook that examines juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system as they were, are, and may be in the future. The 18 chapters are grouped in four sections: defining and explaining delinquency; delinquency and the social environment; delinquency and the juvenile justice process; and preventing, treating, and controlling delinquency. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)