Delinquency and Youth CrimeJensen and Rojek's acclaimed text provides a comprehensive examination of theory and research related to delinquency and the evolving philosophy of the juvenile justice system. The authors include new research on capital punishment, religion, variation in gang activities, and a thoughtful examination of data on firearms violence and America's gun culture. An expanded discussion of sociological schools of thought now includes recent reformulations, elaborations, and attempts at integrating theories. Delinquency and Youth Crime, 4/E approaches delinquency as one dimension of the overall crime problem, albeit one that provokes much concern and debate. The authors focus on multiple sources of data and attempt to distill general conclusions about consistencies across types of information as well as to explain inconsistencies. Their balanced presentation is designed to facilitate readers' ability to think critically when confronted with voluminous information relevant to a broad understanding of delinquency. A new glossary offers a handy reference, while dozens of updated graphics will enhance readers' understanding of research statistics and the trends they suggest. Outstanding features include: 1) boxed features throughout the text challenge students to examine their feelings on controversial issues and provide timely topics for classroom discussion; 2) the text offers an extensive treatment of the role of social forces and social institutions; 3) authors discuss topics often overlooked in other texts, including biological, genetic, and psychological correlates of crime; and 4) a significant portion of the text is devoted to an assessment of the programs and philosophies involved in the attempt to moderate juvenile crime.
Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Mays-Winfree, Juvenile Justice, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577664123); Shelden, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in American Society, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577667070); Shelden-Macallair, Juvenile Justice in America: Problems and Prospects (ISBN 9781577665236); Vigil, Gang Redux: A Balanced Anti-Gang Strategy (ISBN 9781577666547); and Weisheit-Culbertson, Juvenile Delinquency: A Justice Perspective, Fourth Edition (ISBN 9781577660903).
Specifications of Delinquency and Youth Crime
|Author||Gary F. Jensen, Dean G. Rojek|
|Publisher||Waveland Pr Inc|
|Number Of Pages||478|
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