Taking a sociological approach, this text discusses delinquency as it relates to and emerges from the youth's family, neighborhood, school, peer group, social class, and overall cultural and social environment. The authors incorporate contributions from sociologists, psychologists, social workers, criminologists, and other specialists who have sought to understand, explain, control, and prevent juvenile delinquency.
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)