Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - 675 pages
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Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach provides a thorough examination of the primary theories of delinquency along with the most recent and relevant research in the field. The social contexts of delinquency--families, peers, schools, drugs, and gangs--are considered within the theoretical traditions that most actively address these arenas. With a writing style praised by reviewers and students alike, Burfeind and Bartusch do an outstanding job helping students understand juvenile delinquency.The text is divided into four main sections, containing 15 chapters. The first two sections focus on defining and describing juvenile delinquency. The third section concentrates on explaining delinquent behavior, while the fourth section considers responding to juvenile delinquency through contemporary juvenile justice systems.
 

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Contents

Defining Juvenile Delinquency
15
Sources of Data on Crime and Delinquency
81
The Extent of Delinquent Offenses
111
Developmental Patterns of Offending
199
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249
Biological and Psychological Approaches
289
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337
Family Relations
373
PeerGroup Influences
423
Community Strain
467
Labeling and Critical Criminologies
515
Understanding Delinquency
567
Contemporary Juvenile Justice
597
Author Index
663
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