Controlling Delinquents

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Delinquency is one of those social problem areas that calls upon the contributions of many different disciplines. A wide variety of social, psychological, economic, and political forces interact in the organization and operation of agencies of delinquency prevention and control as well as in the lives of delinquents. As a result, research on delinquency is exceedingly complex. To understand what is required to understand delinquency, it is necessary to grasp all of its facets, and the contributions of each of the forces contributing to delinquency as they relate to one another.

Measures to prevent and control delinquency constitute a system of organizations, facilities, and practices with a great deal of inherent conflict. Some agencies even perceive themselves as being able to operate successfully without regard to the work of other agencies. From the standpoint of the delinquent, a total system is in operation, and the delinquent's experience reflects all the conflict and lack of clarity that such a complex system encompasses. To understand the delinquent's experience, it is essential to explore the joint effects of the various agencies that deal with him.

The comparative study of the organization and operations of similar agencies in different jurisdictions greatly enhances the accuracy with which the crucial questions and variables that affect delinquency can be identified. This study by Stanton Wheeler and his associates about the handling of juvenile offenders in two different police departments continues to provide a striking contribution to understanding delinquency.

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Stanton Wheeler (1930-2007) was Ford Foundation Professor Emeritus of Law and the Social Sciences and professorial lecturer in law at Yale Law School. He was widely recognized for his leadership in integrating law and social science and was best known for his work in the fields of white-collar crimes and prison systems. He authored ten books including Social Science in the Making, Sitting in Judgment, and Crimes of the Middle Classes.



Norman K. Denzin is professor of sociology, cinema studies, and interpretive theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He was awarded the George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. He is the author of several books, including The Alcoholic Society, Children and Their Caretakers, Hollywood Shot by Shot, Sociological Methods, and The Values of Social Science.

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“This volume brings together a remarkably coherent collection of research reports dealing with social agencies responsible for controlling juvenile delinquency... [S]ociologists who specialize in the more abstract areas of formal and social organization will find valuable material... even if they have no interest in delinquency itself... [T]he contributions meet high standards... Many of these papers are indispensable reading for anyone interested in the topics involved.”

—Robert A. Gordon, American Sociological Review

“Here we have a series of 11 studies with two common denominators : all concentrate on organizations which are related to the control of delinquency and all grow out of work in the Boston area derived from programs sponsored by the President’s Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime.”

—William W. Wattenberg, Controlling Delinquents

“[P]rovacative and thoughtful. Basic data and sociological analysis... are the strongest contributions.”

—James F. Short, Jr., American Journal of Sociology

“[P]eople will find the Wheeler volume eas[y]... to follow, for it relies on established conventions of social science research. Each conclusion rests on a base of quantified evidence, careful measurements of attitudes, behavior, or both.”

—Howard S. Becker, Science

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