Juvenile Delinquency (justice Series)

Paperback | January 3, 2017

byClemens Bartollas, Frank J. Schmalleger

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Brief. Affordable. Visual.
Juvenile Delinquency provides an affordable, thought-provoking look at the criminal justice system that uses clear writing and eye-catching visuals to get your students straight to the important concepts. The emphasis is on delinquency across the life course. By focusing on the core concepts, students will gain true understanding of the material, without becoming overwhelmed with unnecessary information. The book's conversation-starting pedagogy encourages active participation in learning, moving students beyond memorization by engaging them in the latest research findings and current events shaping the field.


The Third Edition features new Voices of Delinquency stories in every chapter, expanded discussions of special juvenile delinquent populations, a new section on police attitudes toward juveniles, and updated figures and tables throughout.


Juvenile Delinquency, Third Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

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For courses in Juvenile Delinquency Brief. Affordable. Visual. Juvenile Delinquency provides an affordable, thought-provoking look at the criminal justice system that uses clear writing and eye-catching visuals to get your students straight to the important concepts. The emphasis is on delinquency across the life course. ...

Clemens Bartollas, Ph.D., is professor of sociology at the University of Northern Iowa. He holds a B.A. from Davis and Elkins College, a B.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, an S.T.M. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in sociology, with a special emphasis on criminology, from The Ohio State University. Dr. Bar...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.5 inPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0134548663

ISBN - 13:9780134548661

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Table of Contents

PART 1: The Nature and Extent of Delinquency
1. Adolescence and Delinquency
2. The Measurement and Nature of Delinquency

PART 2: Causes of Delinquency
3. Individual Causes of Delinquency
4. Social Structural and Social Process Theories of Delinquency
5. Social Interactionist Theories of Delinquency

PART 3: Environmental Influences on Delinquency
6. Gender and Delinquency
7. Families and Delinquency
8. Schools and Delinquency
9. Gangs and Delinquency
10. Special Juvenile Offender Populations

PART 4: The Juvenile Justice System
11. Overview of Juvenile Justice in America
12.Police and the Juvenile
13. Juvenile Court
14. Juvenile Corrections