Extensively revised, the second edition blends theory, research, and applications into a superb overview of the complex issues surrounding juvenile delinquency and society's attempts to address juvenile crime. After providing an excellent historical foundation, Shelden presents the theories essential to understanding crime and delinquency. He then explores the system and its effects on juveniles and society, including comprehensive coverage of female delinquency. The social, legal, and political influences on how the public perceives juveniles and the inequality in U.S. society that affects families, communities, and schools are highlighted throughout the book. The concluding chapter looks at solutions that have worked and identifies trends in treating juvenile delinquency.
The author's almost four decades of teaching about and researching juveniles and the system make him eminently qualified to offer readers the tools necessary to think critically about delinquency and to evaluate the policies enacted to manage the juveniles who violate the laws. Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in American Society, 2/E provides affordable, up-to-date, easily accessible, and thorough analysis of a significant topic.
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Titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Shelden-Macallair, Juvenile Justice in America: Problems and Prospects (ISBN 9781577665236); Vigil, Gang Redux: A Balanced Anti-Gang Strategy (ISBN 9781577666547); and Weisheit-Culbertson, Juvenile Delinquency: A Justice Perspective, Fourth Edition (ISBN 9781577660903).