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JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THE CORE gives you coverage of essential theory, policy, and the latest research in one value-priced, reader-friendly paperback! Praised for its balanced approach and for the authors' engaging writing style, this brief text will help you understand the nature of delinquency and its causes, as well as current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence. And this cutting-edge book includes leading-edge learning aids! Study more effectively and achieve success in your course with chapter objectives, critical thinking questions, and a helpful point-by-point summary in each chapter. Plus, the book's many accompanying resources, such as a Mobile Content Study Guide and the Book Companion Website, get you ready for your next exam!
Table of Contents
Childhood and Delinquency
The Nature and Extent of Delinquency
Individual Views of Delinquency
Sociological Views of Delinquency
Developmental Views of Delinquency
"New Directions in Preventing Delinquency: Primary Prevention Efforts: Early Childhood."
Gender and Delinquency
The Family and Delinquency
Peers and Delinquency: Juvenile Gangs and Groups
Schools and Delinquency
Drug Use and Delinquency
"New Directions in Preventing Delinquency: Secondary Prevention Efforts: Family and Community."
The History and Development of Juvenile Justice
Police Work with Juveniles
Juvenile Court Process: Pretrial, Trial, and Sentencing
Juvenile Corrections: Probation, Community Treatment, and Institutionalization
"New Directions in Preventing Delinquency: Tertiary Prevention Efforts: The Role of the Juvenile Justice System."
Concluding Notes: American Delinquency
Appendix: Excerpts from the U.S. Constitution
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