PART 1: THE CONCEPT OF DELINQUENCY. 1. Childhood and Delinquency. 2. The Nature and Extent of Delinquency. PART 2: THEORIES OF DELINQUENCY. 3. Individual Views of Delinquency. 4. Social Structure, Process, Culture, and Delinquency. 5. Social Reaction, Conflict, and Delinquency. 6. Developmental Theories of Delinquency: Life-Course and Latent Trait and Trajectory. PART 3: SOCIAL, COMMUNITY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON DELINQUENCY. 7. Gender and Delinquency. 8. The Family and Delinquency. 9. Peers and Delinquency: Juvenile Gangs and Groups. 10. Schools and Delinquency. 11. Drug Use and Delinquency. 12. Delinquency Prevention: Social and Developmental Perspectives. PART 4: THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. 13. Juvenile Justice: Then and Now. 14. Police Work with Juveniles. 15. Juvenile Court Process: Pretrial, Trial, and Sentencing. 16. Juvenile Corrections: Probation, Community Treatment, and Institutionalization. 17. Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Abroad.
About the Author
Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx. Growing up in the city, he became fascinated by the effects social forces had on human development and behavior. While attending the City College of New York in the 1960s, he was introduced to the study of crime and justice in courses taught by sociologist Charles Winick. His interest led him to attend the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany where he completed his master's thesis, undertaking a study of attorneys in the juvenile court process. He completed his Ph.D. in 1975, conducting a study measuring the effects of the juvenile court process on the self-image of youth. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught courses on juvenile justice, research methods, and statistics. After leaving Northeastern in 1980, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He is currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including more than a dozen books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal procedure, and other topics. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.
Brandon C. Welsh is an Associate Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement at Free University in Amsterdam. His research interests focus on the prevention of crime and delinquency and evidence-based crime policy. Dr. Welsh has published extensively in these areas and is an author or editor of seven books. Born in Canada, he received his undergraduate and M.A. degrees at the University of Ottawa and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in England.