Juvenile Delinquency is a comprehensive textbook that covers criminal behavior and justice for young people. Donald J. Shoemaker offers a simple and accessible text for students who are seeking a better understanding of crime and youth culture. With a strong emphasis on the importance of theory and practice, this updated edition of Juvenile Delinquency is a must read for understanding crime and youth culture.
Donald J. Shoemaker is professor of sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received the PhD in sociology from the University of Georgia in 1970. His research interests include national and international topics. Most of his international work has been conducted in the Philippines, but current interests include other countries, such as Sri Lanka. Recent publications include the sixth edition of Theories of Delinquency: An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior.
Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The History of Juvenile Justice in America Chapter 3: The Measurement of Delinquency Chapter 4: The Classical School, Rational Choice, and Individualistic Explanations of Delinquency Chapter 5: Social Development and Delinquency Chapter 6: Social Process Theories Chapter 7: The Family and Delinquency Chapter 8: The School and Delinquency Chapter 9: Drug Use Among Youth Chapter 10: Juvenile Gangs Chapter 11: Female Delinquency Chapter 12: Labeling and Conflict Theories Chapter 13: The Contemporary Juvenile Justice System Chapter 14: Police and Courts Chapter 15: Juvenile Institutions, Treatment and Prevention of Delinquency Index About the Author
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