Exploring Delinquency: Causes and Control

Paperback | January 15, 1996

EditorDean G. Rojek, Gary F. Jensen

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Exploring Delinquency: Causes and Control is the most comprehensive set of readings available in the study of juvenile delinquency. The articles are organized into discrete topics. A brief overview introduces each topic, including a synopsis of each reading. This anthology exposes students to the many dimensions of delinquency theory and research, including work by some of the foremost scholars in the field. Coverage includes such controversial issues as criminalizing the juvenile court, due-process-of-law guarantees for juveniles, adolescent druginvolvement, television violence, boot camps, and racial bias.

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Exploring Delinquency: Causes and Control is the most comprehensive set of readings available in the study of juvenile delinquency. The articles are organized into discrete topics. A brief overview introduces each topic, including a synopsis of each reading. This anthology exposes students to the many dimensions of delinquency theory a...

Dean G. Rojek is at University of Georgia. Gary F. Jensen is at the Vanderbilt University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 6.89 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:January 15, 1996Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Delinquency And Juvenile JusticeChapter 1. What Stays the Same in History?BernardChapter 2.A. Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 1992B. How Juveniles Get to Criminal CourtC. The Juvenile Court's Response to Violent CrimeChapter 3. Public Attitudes Toward Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice: ImplicationsSchwartz, Guo, and KerbsII. Legal IssuesChapter 4. In re GaultChapter 5. New Jersey v. T.L.O.Chapter 6. Qutb et al. v. Strauss et al.Chapter 7. In re Gault Revisited: A Cross-State Comparison of the Right to Counsel inFeldIII. Measuring DelinquencyChapter 8. Juvenile Offenders and Victims: A Focus on ViolenceSnyder and SickmundChapter 9. National Survey Results on Drug UseJohnston, O'Malley, and BachmanChapter 10. Culture, Gender, and Delinquency: A Study of Youths in the United StatesHartjen and KethineniChapter 11. Serious Violent Offenders: Onset Development Course, and TerminationElliottChapter 12. Minorities and the Juvenile Justice System: A Research SummaryPope and FeyerhermIV. Theories of Delinquency: Inherited Versus Learned BehaviorChapter 13. Biological Perspectives in CriminologyFishbeinChapter 14. Biological PositivismGottfredson and HirschiChapter 15. Social Learning and Deviant Behavior: A Specific Test of a GeneralTheoryAkers, Krohn, Lanza-Kaduce, and RasodevichChapter 16. Age, Peers, and DelinquencyWarrV. Theories of Delinquency: Social and Cultural CausationChapter 17. Poverty, Income Inequality, and Community Crime RatesPattersonChapter 18. Foundation for a General Strain Theory of Crime and DelinquencyAgnewChapter 19. Parents and Drugs: Specifying the Consequences of AttachmentJensen and BrownfieldChapter 20. Structural Position and Violence: Developing a Cultural ExplanationLuckenbill and DoyleVI. The Family, Schools, And Peer GroupsChapter 21. Family Life, Delinquency, and Crime: A Policymaker's GuideWright and WrightChapter 22. School Bonding, Race, and DelinquencyCernkovich and GiordanoChapter 23. The Influence of Delinquent Peers: What They Think or What They Do?Warr and StaffordChapter 24. Gangs, Drugs, and Delinquency in a Survey of Urban YouthEsbensen and HuizingaVII. Media and ReligionChapter 25. Television and Aggression: Results of a Panel StudyMilavsky, Kessler, Stipp, and RubensChapter 26. Movies and Juvenile Delinquency: An OverviewSnyderChapter 27. Religiosity and DelinquencyElifson, Petersen, and HadawayChapter 28. Crime and Delinquency in the Roaring TwentiesStark, Bainbridge, Crutchfield, Doyle, and FinkeVIII. Deterrence and LabelingChapter 29. Court Processing Versus Diversion of Status Offenders: A Test ofDeterrence and Labeling TheoriesRauschChapter 30. The Preventive Effects of the Perceived Risk of Arrest: Testing anExpanded Conception of DeterrenceNagin and PaternosterChapter 31. Felony Murder and Capital Punishment: An Examination of the DeterrencePeterson and BaileyIX. Imprisonment and AlternativesChapter 32. Juveniles Taken into Custody: Fiscal Year 1991Krisberg and DeComoChapter 33. Conditions of Confinement: Juvenile Detention and Corrections FacilitiesParent et al.Chapter 34. Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic JuvenileOffendersWilson and HowellX. Diversion, Restitution, and Shock TreatmentChapter 35. Juvenile Diversion and the Potential of Inappropriate Treatment forOffendersRojekChapter 36. Restitution and Juvenile RecidivismButts and SnyderChapter 37. Restitution as a Sanction in Juvenile CourtStaplesChapter 38. Juvenile Intensive Supervision: The Impact on Felony Offenders DivertedWiebushChapter 39. The Impact of Shock Incarceration Programs on Prison CrowdingMacKenzie and PiqueroChapter 40. A Critical Look at the Idea of Boot Camp as a Correctional ReformMorash and RuckerXI. The Future of the Juvenile Justice SystemChapter 41. History Overtakes the Juvenile Justice SystemFerdinandChapter 42. Juvenile (In)Justice and the Criminal Court AlternativeFeldThe distinction between the juvenile and adult courts has become increasingly blurred,Chapter 43. Rethinking the Juvenile Justice SystemHirschi and Gottfredson