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NCJ Number: 30722 Find in a Library
Title: FACES OF DELINQUENCY
Editor(s): J P REED; F BAALI
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 432
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Sale Source: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INTENDED PRIMARILY AS A COLLEGE-LEVEL TEXT, THIS ANTHOLOGY PRESENTS THE VIEWS OF 47 AUTHORITIES ON SUCH TOPICS AS DELINQUENCY CAUSES, DEFINITIONS OF DELINQUENCY, TREATMENT, AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION.
Abstract: THE FIRST EIGHTEEN ARTICLES AND EXCEPTS PRESENT SUCH IMPORTANT BACKGROUND INFORMATION AS LEGAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL DEFINITIONS OF DELINQUENCY, OFFICIAL DATA ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY TRENDS, TYPES OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, AND SOCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF DELINQUENTS. RESEARCH METHODS IN THE STUDY OF DELINQUENCY AND NUMEROUS THEORIES OF DELINQUENCY CAUSES ARE ALSO EXAMINED IN SEVERAL ARTICLES. ASPECTS OF LABELLING ARE THEN DISCUSSED IN RELATION TO AGENCIES OF CONTROL - POLICE, THE JUVENILE COURTS, AND JUVENILE CORRECTIONS. FINALLY, DELINQUENCY PREVENTION IS EXAMINED FROM THE STANDPOINT OF 1) EXISTING GROUPS AND INSTITUTIONS AND 2) NEW RESPONSES TO CONTINUING PROBLEMS.
Index Term(s): Course materials; Demography; Juvenile arrest statistics; Juvenile codes; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Police juvenile relations; Research methods; Theory
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