In this college textbook, Bynum (S. Oregon U.) and Thompson (Texas A & M U.-Commerce) examine delinquency as it relates to and emerges from a youth's family, neighborhood, school, peer group, social class, and overall cultural and social environment. Changes and additions to the fifth edition include updates of data and statistics; the inclusion of a Department of Justice website for deriving the most currently available crime/delinquency data; new material on the motivation, activities, and numbers of gangs and gang members; new material on juvenile probation and aftercare; and creative new treatment and prevention strategies.
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Revised and updated edition of a textbook that provides a sociological foundation for the study of juvenile delinquency. The format is designed to guide readers through an unfolding sequence of five interrelated dimensions: conformity, causes, collective behavior, confrontation, and control. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)