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Author LinkShoemaker, Donald J.
Title LinkJuvenile delinquency / Donald J. Shoemaker.
Edition Second edition.
Distribution Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
Description xiii, 399 pages :  illustrations ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction -- The history of juvenile justice in America -- The measurement of delinquency -- The classical school, rational choice, and individualistic explanations of delinquency -- Social development and delinquency -- Social process theories -- The family and delinquency -- Schools and delinquency -- Drug use among youth -- Juvenile gangs -- Female delinquency -- Labeling and conflict theories -- The contemporary juvenile justice system -- Police and courts -- Juvenile institutions and the treatment and prevention of delinquency.
Summary "Juvenile Delinquency offers a timely and comprehensive look at the issues of criminal behavior and justice related to young persons. In this highly accessible text, Donald J. Shoemaker grounds his readers with a historical perspective and the sociological parameters of delinquency, then presents a series of sharply focused chapters on schooling, religion, and family, as well as sections on drug use, gangs, and female delinquency. This new edition provides the reader with revised examples and updated statistics on crime and youth, enhanced coverage of female delinquency and gangs, as well as, revised material on treatment and intervention programs. It also features summaries and study questions at the end of each chapter. With a strong emphasis on the importance of theory and practice, Juvenile Delinquency is a must-read for understanding crime and youth culture."-- Back cover.
Subject LinkJuvenile delinquency.
Subject LinkJuvenile delinquency.

System Number 000680440
ISBN Link9781442219434 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link1442219432 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link9781442219441 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link1442219440 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link9781442219458 (electronic)

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