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NCJ Number: 184031 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Delinquency Into the 21st Century
Author(s): Lewis Yablonsky
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 607
Sponsoring Agency: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Belmont, CA 94002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8304-1425-8
Sale Source: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Ten Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This overview text on juvenile delinquency has chapters on the characteristics of juvenile delinquency; the juvenile in a violent society; the gang problem; substance abuse; the causes of crime and delinquency; the prevention, treatment, and control of delinquency; and therapeutic communities.
Abstract: Four chapters on the characteristics of juvenile delinquency consider the nature and extent of delinquency, the juvenile court, delinquent personality types, and social class and delinquency. Two chapters on the juvenile in a violent society focus on violence against children and its impact on their delinquent behavior, as well as patterns of delinquency violence. In addressing the gang problem, two chapters discuss the contemporary gang problem and theoretical viewpoints on gangs. Two chapters on substance abuse examine what it is like for juveniles to grow up in a substance-abusing society and review drugs used, their impact, and treatment issues. The causes of crime and delinquency are addressed in three chapters that examine the family and the socialization process, early theories of crime and delinquency causation and their contemporary development, and sociological causation theories. Three chapters on the prevention, treatment, and control of delinquency consider community treatment programs for delinquents, custodial institutions for delinquents, and treatment methods and strategies used in community prevention projects and custodial institutions. The two chapters on therapeutic communities discuss the history, methodology, and development of the therapeutic community approach, as well as the "experience" therapist and social systems for treating the delinquency problem. 310 references, a subject index, and appended juvenile delinquency arrest statistics for 1997
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency
Index Term(s): Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquency theory; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile treatment methods; Juvenile victims; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Treatment/Therapeutic Community; Violent juvenile offenders
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