Adolescent Subcultures And Delinquency

Paperback | May 1, 1985

byHerman Schwendinger

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The authors present a theory of juvenile delinquency which explains the rise of delinquents from middle class backgrounds. Written by two eminent sociologists, Adolescent Subcultures and Delinquency is the culmination of 20 years of research, and includes new methodological procedures in addition to new data.

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The authors present a theory of juvenile delinquency which explains the rise of delinquents from middle class backgrounds. Written by two eminent sociologists, Adolescent Subcultures and Delinquency is the culmination of 20 years of research, and includes new methodological procedures in addition to new data.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 1985Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275916561

ISBN - 13:9780275916565

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?The book offers a solution to the current crisis in delinquency theory that comes to terms with the social-class anomalies found in self-report delinquency studies and with social-control anomalies reported by ethnographers. The authors' theory of delinquency explains the rise in the number of juvenile delinquents from middle-class backgrounds--a statistic largely unaddressed by accepted theories. The relationship between delinquency and the rise of the capitalist system is described. In the process, information helpful in developing effective delinquency prevention programs is presented. Based on four years of fieldwork, the book offers detailed coverage of the relationship between delinquency and political economy, linguistic behavior, and peer networks; and new analytic categories for differentiating between adolescent subcultures.?-Adolescence