Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society

Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society

By: Richelle S. Swan (author), Kristin A. Bates (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Kristin A. Bates is Professor of Sociology and Criminology and 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 more than 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 looks at gang injunctions' impact on the community in Southern California. She is the co-editor, with Richelle Swan, of Through the Eye of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States (2nd ed.) and co-author of Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective (2nd ed.) and Perspectives in Deviance and Social Control (with Michelle Inderbitzin and Randy Gainey). Richelle S. Swan is Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Justice Studies at California State University, San Marcos. She earned her Ph.D. in criminology, law, and 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, and social justice. Her ongoing research projects focus on 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 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 ed.) and co-author of Spicing Up Sociology: The Use of Films in Sociology Courses.

Contents

PART I: Understanding Juvenile DelinquencyChapter 1: Understanding Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse SocietyChapter 2: The Creation of DelinquencyChapter 3: Understanding Delinquency: Data, Correlates and TrendsPART II: Theories of Juvenile DelinquencyChapter 4: Micro level TheoriesChapter 5: Macrolevel TheoriesChapter 6: Critical TheoriesPART III: The Social Contexts of Juvenile DelinquencyChapter 7: The Family in ContextChapter 8: Schools In ContextChapter 9: Peers and Gangs in ContextChapter 10: Drugs in ContextPART IV: Responses to Juvenile DelinquencyChapter 11: Why a Separate Juvenile Justice System?Chapter 12: The Process of the Juvenile CourtChapter 13: Juvenile CorrectionsChapter 14: Preventative, Rehabilitative, and Restorative Approaches to Delinquency

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412998123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9781412998123
  • ISBN10: 1412998123

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