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Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Practice, and Law

Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Practice, and Law
Author: Larry J. Siegel - Brandon C. Welsh
ISBN 13: 9780495503644
ISBN 10: 495503649
Edition: 10th
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2008-02-26
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 648
List Price: $245.95

New edition of a text that explores the most current theories on the causes of juvenile crime, the latest strategies being used to control it, and recent research studies and policy initiatives. Siegel (U. of Massachusetts) and Senna (Northeastern U.) discuss the concepts and theories of delinquency, environmental influences, juvenile justice advocacy, controlling juvenile offenders, and juvenile corrections. Boxed sections cover the most important legal cases that shape the system, Supreme Court cases, and important programs and policy initiatives that are now being used to help children in need. Each chapter begins with a real life story that illustrates a relevant personal dilemma. Includes 200-plus photos, tables, and charts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR