Juvenile Delinquency : Causes and Control

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Pub. Date: 2000-11-01
Publisher(s): Oxford Univ Pr
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Table of Contents

Part I: The Nature and Extent of Delinquency
What Is Delinquency and How Does It Differ From Adult Crime?
How Is Delinquency Measured?
How Much Delinquency Is There and Is Delinquency Increasing?
Who Is Most Likely to Engage in Delinquency?
Part II: The Causes of Delinquency
What Is a Theory and How Do We Test Theories?
Strain Theory: Does Strain or Stress Cause Delinquency?
Social Learning Theory: Do Individuals Learn to Be Delinquency From Others?
Control Theory: Do Weak Controls Result in Delinquency?
Reviewing and Applying the Major Delinquency Theories
Individual Traits: What Impact Do Individual Traits Have on Delinquency?
The Family: What Impact Does the Family Have on Delinquency?
The School: What Impact Does the School Have on Delinquency?
Delinquent Peers and Gangs: What Impact Do Delinquent Peer Groups and Gangs Have on Delinquency?
What Effects Do Religion, Work, Mass Media, and the Community Have on Delinquency?
Delinquent Situations, Drugs, and Guns: Is Delinquency More Likely in Certain Types of Situations---Including Situations Where Drugs and Guns Are Present?
Pulling It All Together: Is It Possible to Construct an Integrated or General Theory of Delinquency?
Part III: The Control and Prevention of Delinquency
Controlling Delinquency: How Is It Determined If Some Policy or Program Is Effective in Controlling/Preventing Delinquency?
The Police: What Do the Police Do to Control Delinquency?
Juvenile Court and Corrections: What Do the Juvenile Court and Juvenile Correctional Agencies Do to Control Delinquency?
Does the Juvenile Justice System Discriminate Against Certain Groups in Its Efforts to Control Delinquency?
Deterrence and Incapacitation: Is It Possible to Control Delinquency by Punishing More Offenders and Punishing Them More Severely?
Prevention and Rehabilitation: Is It Possible to Prevent Delinquency and to Rehabilitate Delinquents?
What Should We Do to Reduce Delinquency?
References 331(52)
Index 383

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