Cengage Advantage Books: Juvenile Delinquency

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JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THE CORE, 5th Edition delivers cutting-edge coverage of essential theory, policy, and the latest research in one value-priced, reader-friendly paperback. Renowned for its balanced approach and engaging writing style, this brief book helps readers understand the nature of delinquency and its causes, as well as current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence.

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Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the criminal justice program at the State University of New York at Albany, earning his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University and has also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell (UML). Now a Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach courses on criminology and criminal justice in UML'S online master's degree program. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.

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1. Childhood and Delinquency. 2. The Nature and Extent of Delinquency. 3. Individual Views of Delinquency: Choice and Trait. 4. Sociological Views of Delinquency. 5. Developmental Views of Delinquency: Life Course and Latent Trait. 6. Gender and Delinquency. 7. The Family and Delinquency. 8. Peers and Delinquency: Juvenile Gangs and Groups. 9. Schools and Delinquency. 10. Drug Use and Delinquency. 11. Delinquency Prevention and Juvenile Justice Today. 12. Police Work with Juveniles. 13. Juvenile Court Process: Pretrial, Trial, and Sentencing. 14. Juvenile Corrections: Probation, Community Treatment, and Institutionalization.

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