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NCJ Number: 65344 Find in a Library
Title: CRITICAL ISSUES IN JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
Corporate Author: Lexington Books
United States of America
Editor(s): D SHICHOR; D H KELLY
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 354
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Lexington Books
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE MAJOR PROBLEM AREAS IN JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICYMAKERS IS OFFERED IN THIS COMPILATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS BY SOCIAL SCIENTISTS.
Abstract: STUDIES RELATE TO AN ANALYSIS OF MAJOR SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES IN JUVENILE DELINQUENCY WITH A CRITIQUE OF SOCIOLOGICAL CRIMINOLOGY; THE PRESENTATION OF A MODEL FOR ASSESSING THE RECEPTION AND IMPACT OF NEW LEGISLATION; AND THE LINKAGE OF THE STRUCTURE AND PROCESS OF SCHOOLING TO OUTSTANDING FACTORS IN THE BACKGROUNDS OF RURAL AND URBAN DELINQUENTS. OTHER ANALYSES INCLUDE AN EXAMINATION OF EXISTING LITERATURE ON FEMALE CRIME AND DELINQUENCY AND OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SEXISM AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE AND A STUDY OF THE CONFUSION AND AMBIGUITY IN DETERMINING THE ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN THE ETIOLOGY OF DELINQUENCY. DISCUSSIONS CONSIDER THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND DELINQUENT AND DEVIANT CAREERS; SUGGEST THE REFINEMENT OF THE YOUTH-GANG CONCEPT AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPT OF THE LAW-VIOLATING YOUTH GROUP; AND EXAMINE THE PROBLEM OF VIOLENT AND DANGEROUS JUVENILES. CHANGING TRENDS IN JUVENILE JUSTICE ARE ALSO EXPLORED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE TRADITIONAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JUVENILE COURT AND THE REHABILITATION CONCEPT IN JUVENILE JUSTICE POLICY. THE MERITS OF DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION OF STATUS OFFENDERS ARE REVIEWED, AND PROBLEMS IN EVALUATING DELINQUENCY PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS ARE ANALYZED. FINALLY, THE INFLUENCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PREDISPOSITIONS TO CRIME, SOCIETAL CHANGE, POLITICAL ACTIONS, AND POLITICAL IDEOLOGY ON DELINQUENCY ARE ASSESSED. REFERENCES AND AN INDEX ARE PROVIDED. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Cause removal crime prevention; Crime in schools; Criminology; Decriminalization; Deinstitutionalization; Female juvenile delinquents; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile status offenders; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Legislation; Policy; Political influences; Sociology; Violent juvenile offenders
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