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Juvenile Delinquency: The Core

Juvenile Delinquency: The Core
Author: Larry J. Siegel - Brandon C. Welsh
ISBN 13: 9780495095422
ISBN 10: 495095427
Edition: 3
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2007-04-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $211.95

In under 500 pages, Siegel and Welsh's JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THE CORE, 4e helps readers understand the nature of delinquency, its causes, and current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence. The authors review recent legal cases, research studies, and policy initiatives. A new boxed feature emphasizes success stories in intervention, while career profiles offer invaluable insight into related jobs—from those who live them every day. Completely current, the Fourth Edition offers enhanced coverage of emerging policies and programs, juvenile hate crime, social reaction and labeling theories, learning problems and delinquency, gangs, drugs, and capital punishment for juveniles.


This text presents theories, policies, and issues of juvenile delinquency, and addresses the nature and extent of delinquency, causes of delinquent behavior, and environmental influences. Material on juvenile justice touches on areas including the use of pretrial detention, waiver to adult court, and restorative justice programs. Boxed readings look at controversial issues, new research, Supreme Court cases, and major initiatives and programs. Learning features include chapter summaries, discussion questions, and key terms, plus b&w photos. The author is affiliated with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)