Juvenile Delinquency Instructor's Annotated Edition

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Schmalleger and Bartollas’ Juvenile Delinquency is an up-to-date exploration of the causes and consequences of delinquent behavior based on the latest theoretical understandings of delinquency and on the real-life experiences of young people today.  The book brings together an author team renowned for quality writing and experienced in the field of delinquency prevention.

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This is the fifth edition of a book that has long been popular with undergraduate students. It provides a sociological examination of delinquency, including such learning apparatus as the contextual perspective and axiomatic propositions. The revision includes a new chapter on social reaction theories and one on female delinquency. The chapters on causation examine old as well as new theories. The chapters on the family, school, gangs and drugs have been thoroughly revised and updated for the fifth edition. An emphasis on social policy and policy recommendations in almost every chapter reveal what is needed to improve society's response to the delinquent. Case examples of real delinquents will give the reader a glimpse of what it feels like to be viewed and processed as a delinquent. The final unit on social control of delinquency includes such important topics as the future trends of juvenile crime, the international context, the changing nature of the juvenile court, and the extent of discrimination found in the juvenile justice system. Axiomatic propositions after each chapter capture the most important ideas of the material presented. For anyone interested in sociology, criminology, and criminal justice.

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Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D.

Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Ohio State University, having earned both a master’s (1970) and a doctorate in sociology (1974) from Ohio State University with a special emphasis in criminology. From 1976 to 1994, he taught criminology and criminal justice courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For the last 16 of those years, he chaired the university’s Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. The university named him Distinguished Professor in 1991.

            Schmalleger has taught in the online graduate program of the New School for Social Research, helping to build the world’s first electronic classrooms in support of distance learning through computer telecommunications. As an adjunct professor with Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, Schmalleger helped develop the university’s graduate program in security administration and loss prevention. He taught courses in that curriculum for more than a decade.  A strong advocate of Web-based instruction, Schmalleger is also the creator of a number of award-winning Web sites.

            Frank Schmalleger is the author of numerous articles and more than thirty books, including the widely used Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, Criminology Today, Criminal Law Today, and Corrections in the Twenty-First Century.

            Schmalleger is also founding editor of the journal Criminal Justice Studies, and has served as imprint adviser for Greenwood Publishing Group’s criminal justice reference series. Visit the author’s website at http://www.schmalleger.com.

 

 Clemens Bartollas, Ph.D.

Clemens Bartollas, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology at the University of Northern Iowa.  He holds degrees from Davis and Elkins College, B.A.; Princeton Theological Seminary, B.D.; San Francisco Theological Seminary, S.T.M.; and the Ohio State University, Ph.D. in sociology, with a special emphasis in criminology.  He taught at Pembroke State University from 1973-1975, Sangamon State University, 1975-1980, and at the University of Northern Iowa from 1981 to the present.  He has received a number of honors at the University of Northern Iowa, including Distinguished Scholar, Donald McKay Research Award, and Regents’ Award for Faculty Excellence.  Clemens Bartollas, like his coauthor, is also the author of numerous articles and more than 30 books, including previous editions of Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice in America, and Women and the Criminal Justice System.     

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