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Juvenile Delinquency Bridging Theory to Practice,9780078111518
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Juvenile Delinquency Bridging Theory to Practice

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780078111518

ISBN10:
007811151X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/10/2013
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

Juvenile Delinquency: Bridging Theory to Practice brings together academic learning and practical exposure to real-life events in a way that empowers students to better understand how what they learn in-class applies to the larger criminal justice picture. Author and professor, Robert McNamara facilitates a learning process that goes beyond memorization to engagement with relevant, practical social applications and analyses. Students’ critical thinking skills are strengthened by studying actual case studies, and applying what they’ve learned to determine the best course of action. Additionally, video assignments that include footage of actual juveniles in detention and practitioners will question preconceptions and myths that students may have. Juvenile Delinquency: Bridging Theory to Practice breaks down the barriers between theory and practice, and allows students to connect with course material in a whole new way.

Table of Contents

Walkthrough of Juvenile Delinquency: Bridging Theory to Practice
From the Author
Acknowledgments

1 THE NATURE OF DELINQUENCY

Definitions of Juvenile Delinquency

History of Juvenile Delinquency in the United States

Public Perceptions of Adolescents and Delinquents

The Nature of Adolescence

Difference in Public Policy between Juveniles and Adults

2 MEASURING DELINQUENCY

Measuring Crime and Delinquency

General Trends in Delinquency

Correlates to Delinquency

Victimization and Delinquency

Measuring Delinquency and Public Policy

3 STATUS OFFENDING

A Brief History

Runaways

Truancy

Incorrigibility

Curfew Violations

Underage Drinking

Underage Smoking

Status Offending and Public Policy

4 SOCIAL STRUCTURAL THEORIES OF DELINQUENCY

Social Structural Influences

The Origins of Social Structural Theories of Delinquency

Social Disorganization Theory

Strain and Anomie Theories

Subcultural Theories of Delinquency

Social Structural Theories and Public Policy

5 SOCIAL PROCESS THEORIES OF DELINQUENCY

Learning Theories and Delinquency

Social Learning Theory

Social Control Theory

Labeling Theory

Social Conflict Theories

Social Process Theories and Public Policy

6 INDIVIDUAL VIEWS OF DELINQUENCY

Rational Choice and Delinquency

Positivist Theories

Psychological Theories

Psychological Disorders

Individual Theories and Public Policy

7 FAMILY AND DELINQUENCY

Good Parenting

Resiliency

Family Structure

External Structural Changes to Families

Internal Family Dynamics

Neglect and Abuse

Families, Delinquency, and Public Policy

8 GANGS AND DELINQUENCY

Definition of Gangs

Extent and Types of Gangs

Gang Structure

Gang Behavior

Community Responses to Gangs and Public Policy

9 SPECIAL POPULATIONS AND DELINQUENCY

Sexual Activity

Mental Illness

Chronic Offenders

Public Policy for Special Populations

10 SCHOOLS AND DELINQUENCY

Structure of Public Education

Problems in Schools

Strategies to Reduce School Crime

Public Policy Regarding Delinquency in Schools

11 GENDER AND DELINQUENCY

Definition of Sex and Gender

Females and Delinquency

Theories of Female Delinquency

Gender and the Juvenile Justice System

Female Delinquency and Public Policy

12 DELINQUENCY PREVENTION

Current Delinquency Prevention in the United States

Primary Delinquency Prevention Programs

Secondary Delinquency Prevention Programs

Tertiary Delinquency Prevention Programs

Delinquency Prevention and Public Policy

13 LAW ENFORCEMENT AND DELINQUENCY

Historical Overview

Law Enforcement-Juvenile Interactions

Procedural Rules Governing Juveniles

Delinquency Prevention Strategies

Law Enforcement-Juvenile Public Policy

14 THE JUVENILE COURT SYSTEM

Historical Overview

Recent Changes

Juvenile Justice Participants

Juvenile Court Process

Juvenile Courts and Public Policy

15 CORRECTIONS AND DELINQUENCY

Historical Overview

Community-Based Corrections

Institutional Corrections

Constitutional Rights of Detained Juveniles

Reentry and Aftercare

Juvenile Corrections and Public Policy

Glossary


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