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Delinquency in Society, Eighth Edition provides a systematic introduction to the study of juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior and status offending youths. This text examines the theories of juvenile crimes, and the social context of delinquency including the relevance of families, schools, and peer groups. Reorganized and thoroughly updated to reflect the most current trends and developments in juvenile delinquency, the Eighth Edition includes discussions of the history, institutional context, and societal reactions to delinquent behavior. Delinquency prevention programs and basic coverage of delinquency as it relates to the criminal justice system are also included to add context and support student comprehension. Key Features: Offers the most current information on criminological studies from other fields that relate to juvenile delinquency such as psychology, psychiatry, and public health. Provides a balanced presentation of information, theories, and research to give readers an objective perspective without an ideological bias. Accompanied by a comprehensive set of Instructor Resources. Click here to make your transition to the new edition even easier!