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Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society

Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society

November 2013 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This engaging, student-friendly text takes a critical look at juvenile delinquency today. Authors Kristin Bates and Richelle Swan examine the phenomenon of juvenile delinquency in the context of real communities and social policies, integrating into the text the many social factors that shape juvenile delinquency and its control (including race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality). Offering a thorough mix of traditional and cutting-edge theories, research, and practices, this text helps students develop critical thinking skills and answer many of the difficult questions on juvenile delinquency that they will face in their careers and lives.
PART I: Understanding Juvenile Delinquency
Chapter 1: Understanding Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society
Chapter 2: The Creation of Delinquency
Chapter 3: Understanding Delinquency: Data, Correlates and Trends
PART II: Theories of Juvenile Delinquency
Chapter 4: Micro level Theories
Chapter 5: Macrolevel Theories
Chapter 6: Critical Theories
PART III: The Social Contexts of Juvenile Delinquency
Chapter 7: The Family in Context
Chapter 8: Schools In Context
Chapter 9: Peers and Gangs in Context
Chapter 10: Drugs in Context
PART IV: Responses to Juvenile Delinquency
Chapter 11: Why a Separate Juvenile Justice System?
Chapter 12: The Process of the Juvenile Court
Chapter 13: Juvenile Corrections
Chapter 14: Preventative, Rehabilitative, and Restorative Approaches to Delinquency

By consistently devoting space to gender, race, and class in each chapter, Bates and Swan demonstrate the importance of these social identities in all facets of juvenile justice and delinquency.

Kimberly L. Barrett
Critical Criminology

The information in this book is clearly written. It has a lot of medical content as well as social theories.

Miss Alison Clair Barry
Vocational Education , Newcastle-under-Lyme College
September 1, 2016

Good text however the other three sections were using another text so I stayed with that one for consistency sake.

Professor Gary Smith
Criminal Justice Dept, Univ Of Nebraska-Kearney
October 8, 2014

Content is relevant to course outline, student friendly and reflects upon much of the issues and challenges with the local context of Guyana as a multiethnic society.

Mr Andrew Hicks
Faculty of Social Sciences/Department of Sociology, University of Guyana
September 8, 2014

Provide relevant supportive materials and learning activities.

Mr Andrew Hicks
Faculty of Social Sciences/Department of Sociology, University of Guyana
July 18, 2014

Excellent text

Ms Eileen Farrell
Business and Humanities, Institute of Technology Carlow
June 10, 2014

Very good book. Essential for my course.

Dr Ricardo Barroso
Dept of Education & Psychology, Univ of Tras os Montes & Alto Dolto
February 2, 2014

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ISBN: 9781412998123