Written by a child psychiatrist, a criminologist and a social psychologist, Antisocial Behavior by Young People is a major international review of research evidence on antisocial behavior. The book covers all aspects of the field, including descriptions of different types of delinquency and time trends, the state of knowledge on the individual, social-psychological and cultural factors involved, and recent advances in prevention and intervention. The authors bring together a wide range of disciplinary perspectives in order to provide a comprehensive account of antisocial behaviour in youth.
1. Introduction; 2. Identifying the most useful research; 3. Concepts and measures of crime; 4. Historical trends; 5. Varieties of antisocial behaviour; 6. The role of individual features; 7. The role of psychosocial features; 8. Society-wide influences; 9. Gender differences; 10. From child to adult: persistence and desistance; 11. Prevention and intervention I: principles and concepts: application at the predelinquency stage; 12. Prevention and intervention II: applications at the postdelinquency phase; 13. Conclusions.