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Juvenile Delinquency
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Second Edition

February 2001 | 672 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Designed for undergraduate juvenile delinquency courses, this book actively involves students in the literature of the discipline, presents the field in a format that is accessible, understandable, and enjoyable, and is edited by well-known scholars who are experienced researchers and teachers. · The readings in this anthology have been very carefully edited and pruned by the Editors so that undergraduate students can easily read them without getting bogged down or confused and lost in the technical, methodological details. · At no additional cost, we have included 5 substantial data analysis exercises spread throughout the book. These exercises not only teach students the basic of SPSS, the "standard" data analysis software in social science, but also show them how they can test the delinquency theories and propositions covered in the reader, using current delinquency data packaged with the book. This absolutely unique feature is structured into fill-in-the-blank exercise sets that are easy to grade for large numbers of students by a single instructor. · Over 150 very good questions have been put together for the readings so that instructors can easily test, even in large courses, whether or not their students are keeping up with the reading.

 
PART ONE: WHAT IS DELINQUENCY? THE HISTORY AND DEFINITIONS OF DELINQUENCY
J. Sutton
Inventing the Stubborn Child
A. Platt
The Rise of the Child-Saving Movement
Hon. R.S. Tuthill
The Juvenile Court Law in Cook County Illinois, 1899
 
Title 13, Revised Code of Washington: The Juvenile Justice Act, 1994
 
PART TWO: HOW IS DELINQUENCY MEASURED? THE OBSERVATION AND MEASUREMENT OF DELINQUENCY
P.E. Tracy, Jr.
Prevalence, Incidence, Rates and Other Descriptive Measures
M. J. Hindelang, et al
The Accuracy of Official and Self-Report Meaures of Delinquency
S.A. Cernkovich, et al
Chronic Offenders: The Missing Cases in Self-Report Delinquency Research
 
PART THREE: WHO ARE THE DELINQUENTS? THE DISTRIBUTION AND CORRELATES OF DELINQUENCY
Age, Sex and the Versatility of Delinquent Involvements M.J. Hindelang
Juvenile Offender Prevalence, Incidence and Arrest Rates by Race D. Huizinga & D.S. Elliot
Social Class and Crime J.G. Weis
Reconsidering the Relationship between SES and Delinquency: Causation but Not Correlation B.R. Entner Wright, et al
 
Family
Families and Delinquency: A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Broken Homes L.E. Wells & J.H. Rankin
 
School
The Effect of Dropping Out of High School on Subsequent Criminal Behavior T.P. Thornberry, et al
 
Peers
Age, Peers, and Delinquency M. Warr
 
Gangs
Violent Crimes in City Gangs W.B. Miller
Social Learning Theory, Self-Reported Delinquency, and Youth Gangs L.T. Winfree, Jr., et al
 
Drugs
Delinquency and Substance Use Among Inner-City Students J. Fagan, et al
 
PART FOUR: WHAT CAUSES DELINQUENCY? HOW IS IT CONTROLLED? THE INTERDEPENDENCE OF THEORY AND PRACTICE
 
Psychological Control, Early Identification, and Intervention
Unraveling Juvenile Delinquency S. Glueck & E. Glueck
Unraveling Families and Delinquency: A Reanalysis of the Gluecks' Data J.H. Laub & R.J. Sampson
The Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study E. Powers & S. Witmer
A Thirty-Year Follow-Up of Treatment Effects J. McCord
 
Risk Factors and Prevention
Risk Behavior in Adolescence: A Psychosocial Framework for Understanding and Action R. Jessor
Early Childhood Intervention E.Zigler, et al
 
Ecology, Enculturation, and Community Organization
Deviant Places: A Theory of the Ecology of Crime R. Stark
Scoial Disorganization and Theories of Crime and Delinquency R.J. Bursik, Jr.
The Chicago Area Project S. Kobrin
The Chicago Area Project Revisited S. Schlossman & M. Sedlak
 
Cutural Deviance and Gang Work
Lower-Class Culture as a Generating Milieu of Gang Delinquency W.B. Miller
Social Sources of Chinese Gang Delinquency K.L. Chin
Why the United States Has Failed to Solve Its Youth Gang Problem W.B. Miller
 
Social Learning and Behavior Modification
A Differential Association-Reinforcement Theory of Criminal Behavior R.L. Burgess & R.L. Akers
The Role of Peers in the Complex Etiology of Adolescent Drug Use R.E. Johnson, et al
Behavioral Approaches to Treatment in the Crime and Delinquency Field C.J. Braukmann, et al
Assessing the Effects of School-Based Drug Education: A 6-Year Multilevel Analysis of Project D.A.R.E. D.P. Rosenbaum & G.S. Hanson
 
Opportunity, Strain, and Rehabilitation/Reintegration
Illegitimate Means, Anomie, and Deviant Behavior R.A. Cloward
A Revised Strain Theory of Delinquency R. Agnew
The Natural History of an Applied Theory: Differential Opportunity and Mobilization for Youth J.F. Short, Jr.
The Provo Experiment in Delinquency Rehabilitation L.T. Empey & J. Rabow
 
Social Control, Social Development, and Prevention
A Control Theory of Delinquency T. Hirschi
The Empirical Status of Hirschi's Control Theory K.L. Kempf
Preventing Delinquency: The Social Development Model J.G. Weis & J.D. Hawkins
The Prevention of Serious Delinquency: What to Do? J.G. Weis & J. Sederstrom
Reducing Early Childhood Aggression: Results of a Primary Prevention Program J.D. Hawkins, et al
 
Labeling, Diversion, and Radical Nonintervention
An Overview of Labeling Theory E. Schur
The Labeling Perspective and Delinquency: An Elaboration of the Theory and an Assessment of the Evidence R. Paternoster & L. Iovanni
Reflected Appraisals, Parental Labeling, and Delinquency R.L. Matsueda
Diversion in Juvenile Justice E.M. Lemert
 
PART FIVE: JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM
 
Judicial Reform
Juvenile Court Theory and Impact in Historical Perspective H.H. Clark, Jr.
 
The Legal Legacy
Beyond Gault: Injustice and the Child P. Lerman
In re Gault Revisited: A Cross-State Comparison of the Right to Counsel in Juvenile Court B.C. Feld
 
The System Legacy
Responding to Juvenile Crime: Lessons Learned P.W. Greenwood
Gender Bias in Juvenile Justice Processing: Implications of the JJDP Act D.M. Bishop & C.E. Frazier
Race, Gender, and the Prehearing Detention of Juveniles K. Kempf-Leonard
The Comparative Advantage of Juvenile Versus Criminal Court Sanctions on Recidivism Among Adolescent Felony Offenders J. Fagan
 
The Program Legacy
An Analysis of Juvenile Correctional Treatment S.P. Lab & J.T. Whitehead
Alternative Placements for Juvenile Offenders: Results From the Evaluation of the Nokomis Challenge Program E.P. Deschenes & P.W. Greenwood
A Survey of Juvenile Electronic Monitoring and Home Confinement Programs J.B. Vaughn
Boot Camps: A Critique and a Proposed Alternative A.W. Salerno
 
Prospects
The future of Juvenile Justice Policy and Research L.E. Ohlin
Abolish the Juvenile Court: Youthfulness, Criminal Responsibility, and Sentencing Policy B.C. Field
 
Suggested Readings
 
Index

Great collection of writings, but not student friendly. Also out of date.

Dr Taryn VanderPyl
Sociology Anthropology Dept, Pacific University
March 28, 2016

Adopted as recommended. Using some readings, but not the majority of them.

Dr Deeanna Button
Criminal Justice, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
January 14, 2013

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