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NCJ Number: 34008 Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
Author(s): W B SANDERS
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 253
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS INTRODUCTORY TEXTBOOK PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE ENTIRE JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PROBLEM, FROM THE CAUSES OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND THE FORMS DELINQUENCY MAY TAKE TO SOCIETY'S RESPONSES TO JUVENILE DELINQUENCY.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR FIRST REVIEWS THE NATURE, SCOPE, DISTRIBUTION, AND MEASUREMENT OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY. SEVERAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY ARE EXAMINED, AND THE POSSIBLE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEFINING AN ACT AS DELINQUENT AND THE LIKLIHOOD OF A JUVENILE BEING CONSIDERED A DELINQUENT IS EXPLORED. SUCH FORMS OF DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR AS JUVENILE STATUS OFFENSES, JUVENILE PROPERTY CRIMES, DRUG ABUSE, AND JUVENILE GANGS ARE THEN DISCUSSED. FINALLY, THE AUTHOR EXAMINES THE OPERATIONS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE POLICE, JUVENILE COURTS, AND JUVENILE CORRECTIONS IN DEALING WITH THE DELINQUENT.
Index Term(s): Course materials; Crime Rate; Drug abuse; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile status offenders; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Police juvenile relations; Property crimes; Theory
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