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NCJ Number: 50713 Find in a Library
Title: DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR, 2ND ED.
Author(s): D C GIBBONS
Corporate Author: Prentice Hall
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 304
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Sale Source: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN OVERVIEW OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IS PROVIDED IN THIS TEXTBOOK WHICH INCLUDES DISCUSSIONS OF THE CAUSES AND NATURE OF DELINQUENCY, AS WELL AS THE OPERATIONS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER PROVIDES INFORMATION ON DEVIANTS AND DELINQUENTS AND THE SOCIAL REALITY OF DELINQUENCY. DELINQUENCY LAWS, OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED DELINQUENCY, AND ADOLESCENT MISBEHAVIOR HIDDEN BY INFORMAL DIVERSION ARE ADDRESSED. THE POLICE, COURTS, AND JUVENILE DELINQUENCY (THE JUVENILE COURT AS A SOCIAL INSTITUTION AND JUVENILE COURT DECISIONMAKING), THEORIES AND APPROACHES PERTAINING TO DELINQUENCY CAUSATION (BIOGENIC, PSYCHOGENIC, AND SOCIOGENIC THEORIES OF DELINQUENCY), WORKING CLASS PATTERNS OF DELINQUENCY (THE ECOLOGICAL DISTRIBUTION OF DELINQUENCY, DELINQUENT SUBCULTURES, AND PERSONALITY PATTERNS OF GANGS), MIDDLE CLASS DELINQUENCY, FEMALE DELINQUENCY, AND BEHAVIORAL FORMS OF DELINQUENCY (JUVENILE AGGRESSION) ARE CONSIDERED. INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON DELINQUENCY FOCUS ON ENGLAND, WITH RESPECT TO SOCIAL CHANGE AND AFFLUENCE. THE REMAINING CHAPTERS CONCERN CORRECTIONAL PROCESSES AND DELINQUENT CAREERS (LABELING THEORY, CORRECTIONAL OUTCOME MEASUREMENT, TRAINING SCHOOL SOCIAL ORGANIZATION, AND EFFORTS TO IMPROVE CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT), DIRECTIONS IN JUVENILE JUSTICE (ALTERNATIVES TO COURT REFERRAL AND COURT ACTION, PROGRAM ALTERNATIVES TO INSTITUTIONALIZATION, AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION), AND A PROPOSITIONAL INVENTORY ON DELINQUENCY. EACH CHAPTER INCLUDES AN INTRODUCTION, SUMMARY, AND FOOTNOTES. TABULAR DATA AND AN INDEX, BUT NO BIBLIOGRAPHY, ARE PROVIDED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Female offenders; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile processing; Labeling theory; Police diversion; Social organization; Social psychology; Socioculture; Sociology
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