This engaging, student-friendly text takes a critical look at the subject of juvenile delinquency today. Authors Kristin Bates and Richelle Swan examine the phenomenon of juvenile delinquency in the context of real communities and social policies, integrating the many social factors that shape juvenile delinquency and its control (including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, and sexuality). Offering a thorough mix of traditional and cutting-edge theories, research, and practices, this text helps students answer many of the difficult questions on juvenile delinquency that they will face in their careers and lives.
Kristin A. Bates is a Professor of Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies at California State University, San Marcos. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington where she concentrated in criminology and social control. She has been teaching Juvenile Delinquency in both large and small sections for over 20 years. Her research is in the area of inequality and social justice, with a specific focus on issues of race and social control. Her current research project with Richelle Swan is looking at gang injunctions' impact on the community in Southern California. She is the co-editor of Through the Eye of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States (2nd edition) (with Richelle Swan), and co-author of Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective (2nd edition) and Perspectives in Deviance and Social Control (with Michelle Inderbitzin and Randy Gainey). Richelle S. Swan is a Professor of Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies at California State University, San Marcos. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine, and her M.S. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. She teaches a number of classes related to delinquency, crime, law & social justice. Her ongoing research projects focus on the topics of gang injunction laws in Southern California with Kristin Bates), and the intersection between law, undocumented immigration and society (with Marisol Clark-Ibanez). Past research has included works on topics such as problem solving courts, welfare fraud diversion, restorative justice, and social justice movements. She is the co-editor of Through the Eye of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States (2nd edition) and co-author of Spicing Up Sociology: The Use of Films in Sociology Courses.
PART I: Understanding Juvenile Delinquency Chapter 1: Understanding Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society Chapter 2: The Creation of Delinquency Chapter 3: Understanding Delinquency: Data, Correlates and Trends PART II: Theories of Juvenile Delinquency Chapter 4: Micro level Theories Chapter 5: Macrolevel Theories Chapter 6: Critical Theories PART III: The Social Contexts of Juvenile Delinquency Chapter 7: The Family in Context Chapter 8: Schools In Context Chapter 9: Peers and Gangs in Context Chapter 10: Drugs in Context PART IV: Responses to Juvenile Delinquency Chapter 11: Why a Separate Juvenile Justice System? Chapter 12: The Process of the Juvenile Court Chapter 13: Juvenile Corrections Chapter 14: Preventative, Rehabilitative, and Restorative Approaches to Delinquency
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