"This is the best-written juvenile delinquency text I have read. It is written in a manner that is easily accessible to undergraduate students. The use of the question format for subsections of chapters makes it seem more relevant to students than the same material presented in other texts."--Marvin Krohn, University of Florida"A fascinating journey into Enlightenment thought...Agnew's book not only makes an innovative contribution to research on alterity, the Enlightenment, and the cultural history of music, it also can be profitably read by a non-specialist audience with an interest in music."--H-NetReseña del editor:
The Third Edition of Agnew's popular juvenile delinquency text has been thoroughly updated. Statistics and data through the end of 2007 are included, and the Teaching Aids section at the end of each chapter has been revised and expanded. The four sections of this text examine: 1. The nature and extent of delinquency. Includes chapters on the nature and origins of the juvenile justice system; the extent of and trends in delinquency, including reasons for the recent decline in delinquency; and the characteristics of delinquents. 2. Major theories of delinquency. Discusses strain, social learning, control, and labeling theories, as well as efforts to use these theories to explain patterns of offending over the life course, why delinquency is more likely in some situations than others, and why some groups and communities have higher rates of delinquency than others. 3. Major research on the causes of delinquency. Includes research on the relationship between delinquency and biological factors, individual traits, family factors, school experiences, delinquent peer groups and gangs, the media, religion, work, drugs, and guns. 4. Efforts of the police, juvenile court, and juvenile correctional agencies to control delinquency. Examines the effectiveness of these agencies, ways to increase their effectiveness, and the extent to which they discriminate against certain groups. Also, examines four general strategies for controlling delinquency--the "get tough" strategies of deterrence and incapacitation, and the strategies of rehabilitation and prevention.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195371135