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NCJ Number: 184219 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Practice and Law, Seventh Edition
Author(s): Larry Siegel Ph.D.; Joseph Senna MSW
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 735
Sponsoring Agency: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Belmont, CA 94002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-534-55728-7
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 volume attempts to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the study of juvenile delinquency.
Abstract: The book’s 17 chapters are presented in six sections. Part One examines the concept of delinquency, and status offending, the measurement of delinquency and trends and patterns in the delinquency rate. Part Two describes the various theoretical models that have been used to explain the onset of delinquent behavior. Part Three covers the environmental and individual correlates of delinquency, including gender and delinquency as well as the influence of families, gangs, schools, and drugs. Part Four on juvenile justice advocacy contains material on both the history of juvenile justice and the philosophy and practice of today’s juvenile justice system. The section reviews the role of the Federal Government and the legal rights of children, and contains a timeline of Constitutional cases. Part Five on controlling juvenile offenders contains chapters on the police and court process, including legal issues such as major court decisions on school searches, Miranda rights of juveniles, and race and gender effects on police discretion. Finally, Part Six contains information on the juvenile correctional system, including probation and other community dispositions, restorative justice programs and training schools, with emphasis on legal issues such as right to treatment and innovative programs such as boot camps. Tables, figures, notes, glossary, appendix, indexes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Gender issues; Judicial decisions; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquent family relations; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile probation; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Theory
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