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Juvenile Delinquency, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By Jack E. Bynum, William E. Thompson

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 15, 2009

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Taking a sociological approach, this text discusses delinquency as it relates to and emerges from the youth's family, neighborhood, school, peer group, social class, and overall cultural and social environment. The authors incorporate contributions from sociologists, psychologists, social workers, criminologists, and other specialists, who have sought to understand, explain, control, and prevent juvenile delinquency.

 

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

PART ONE: Conformity, Deviance, and Juvenile Delinquency   

Chapter 1: Juvenile Delinquency: The Act, the Actor, and the Audience

Chapter 2: A Sociological Approach to Delinquency    

Chapter 3: Dimensions of Juvenile Delinquency

 

PART TWO: Causes of Juvenile Delinquency   

Chapter 4: Classical, Biological and Psychogenic Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency       

Chapter 5: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Social Strain and Cultural Transmission Theories 

Chapter 6: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Social Learning and Social Control Theories       

Chapter 7: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Labeling and Radical/Conflict Theories    

Chapter 8: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile  Delinquency andthe Ongoing Process of Integrative Theory Building   

 

PART THREE: Juvenile Delinquency in a Social Context   

Chapter 9: The Family and Juvenile Delinquency           

Chapter 10: Schools and Delinquency   Chapter 11: The Youth Subculture and Delinquency     

Chapter 12: Juvenile Gangs and Delinquency    


PART FOUR: Applied Theory:  Social Control and the Juvenile Justice System   

Chapter 13: Juveniles and the Police     

Chapter 14: Juvenile Courts     

Chapter 15: Juvenile Corrections          

 

PART FIVE: Applied Theory:  Strategies for Dealing with Juvenile Delinquency   

Chapter 16: Treatment and Prevention Strategies     

Chapter 17: Rethinking the Delinquency Problem          




COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:


PART ONE: Conformity, Deviance, and Juvenile Delinquency   

INTRODUCTION: The Sociological Perspective and Focus on Juvenile Delinquency   

 

Chapter 1: Juvenile Delinquency: The Act, the Actor, and the Audience

What Is Juvenile Delinquency?   

An Integrated Definition of Delinquency   

 

Chapter 2: A Sociological Approach to Delinquency    

The Sociological Perspective   

The Social Nature of Humans   

Norms   

Sources of Norms   

Folkways, Mores, and Laws  

Marginality

Normative Behavior: Conformity   

Deviant Behavior: Nonconformity   

Negative Aspects of Deviance   

Positive Aspects of Deviance   

Juvenile Delinquency   

 

Chapter 3: Dimensions of Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency Data   

Official Sources of Delinquency Information    

The Composite Delinquent Profile: Typical or Stereotypical?   

Unofficial Sources of Delinquency Information   

The Magnitude and Trends of Juvenile Delinquency   

Addendum: A Balanced Perspective on Youth   

 

PART TWO: Causes of Juvenile Delinquency   

INTRODUCTION: Theory and the Etiology of Juvenile Delinquency   

 

Chapter 4: Classical, Biological and Psychogenic Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency       

The Link between Biology and Behavior: Myths and Folklore   

The Classical School of Criminological Thought   

The Positive School of Criminology   

Twentieth-Century Constitutional Typologies   

The Continuing Search for the Biological Connection   

Sociobiological Explanations   

The Psychogenic Approach and the Medical Model   

The Discovery of the Unconscious   

The Formation of Personality   

Freudian Theory as an Explanation of Crime and Delinquency   

Psychoanalysis   

The Medical Model: Delinquent Acts as Symptoms   

Conduct Disorders and Risk/Needs Assessment   

Other Psychogenic Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency   

 

Chapter 5: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Social Strain and Cultural Transmission Theories 

Theory   

Social Strain Theories   

Agnew’s General Strain Theory   

Cultural Transmission Theories   

 

Chapter 6: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Social Learning and Social Control Theories       

Social Learning Theories   

Social Control Theories   

 

Chapter 7: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile Delinquency: Labeling and Radical/Conflict Theories    

Labeling Theories   

Radical Theories   

 

Chapter 8: Sociological Explanations of Juvenile  Delinquency andthe Ongoing Process of Integrative Theory Building   

Short-run Hedonism:  “Delinquency is fun!”

Maturation and Life Course Theories

Making Decisions for Delinquency: Rational Choice Theory   

The Punishment Response: Deterrence Theory   

Explaining Female Delinquency

Back to the Future: The Prospects and Direction for New Theory Building   

 

PART THREE: Juvenile Delinquency in a Social Context   

INTRODUCTION: Collective Behavior and Social Groupings   

 

Chapter 9: The Family and Juvenile Delinquency           

The Changing Role of the Family   

Increasing Importance of the Nuclear Family and the Creation of “Adolescence”   

The Family as an Agent of Socialization   

Working Mothers and Juvenile Delinquency   

Other Family Variables and Juvenile Delinquency   

Single-Parent Families and Delinquency   

The Family and Delinquency Prevention   

 

Chapter 10: Schools and Delinquency  

The School as an Arena   

Schools and the Socialization Process   

Juvenile Delinquency and the School Experience   

Schools as a Screening Device   

Schools as “Combat Zones”   

School as Bureaucracy   

Schools and Delinquency Prevention   

 

Chapter 11: The Youth Subculture and Delinquency     

Culture, Subcultures, and Countercultures   

The Creation of a Youth Subculture   

Role of the Youth Subculture   

Distinctive Elements of the Youth Subculture   

The Youth Subculture and Juvenile Delinquency   

Youth Countercultures and Delinquency   

The Youth Subculture and Delinquency Prevention   

 

Chapter 12: Juvenile Gangs and Delinquency    

The Solitary Delinquent   

Group Delinquency   

Dyads and Triads   

Play Groups   

Juvenile Gangs   

Contemporary Youth Gangs in the United States   

Motives for Gang Membership   

Gang Organization   

Composition of Gang Membership   

Gang Violence   

Explanatory Theories of Gang Formation and Behavior: A Summary and Synthesis   

 

PART FOUR: Applied Theory:  Social Control and the Juvenile Justice System   

INTRODUCTION: Elements of Social Control   

 

Chapter 13: Juveniles and the Police     

Juvenile Encounters with Police   

Policing Juveniles   

Police Discretion in Handling Juveniles   

Police and Due Process   

Police, Community Policing, and Delinquency Prevention   

 

Chapter 14: Juvenile Courts     

Historical Background of the Juvenile Court   

The Child Savers Movement   

The Juvenile Court   

Juvenile Courts and Due Process   

Juvenile Court Procedures   

The Role of Attorneys in Juvenile Court   

Criticisms of the Juvenile Court   

The Multifaceted Juvenile Court   

The Future of the Juvenile Court   

 

Chapter 15: Juvenile Corrections          

Social Control and Deterrence Theory   

Voluntary Social Control   

Informal Social Control   

Formal Social Control   

Capital Punishment for Juveniles and Roper v. Simmons   

Deinstitutionalization, Community Corrections, and Diversion   

Evaluation of Deinstitutionalization, Community Corrections, and Diversion   

 

PART FIVE: Applied Theory:  Strategies for Dealing with Juvenile Delinquency   

INTRODUCTION: Approaching Treatment and Prevention in a Social Context   

 

Chapter 16: Treatment and Prevention Strategies     

Treatment Ideology and Delinquency Treatment Programs   

Prevention Ideology and Delinquency Prevention Programs   

Sociological Approaches to Delinquency Treatment and Prevention   

Mobilizing the Community to Prevent Delinquency   

Evaluation of Delinquency Treatment and Prevention Strategies   

 

Chapter 17: Rethinking the Delinquency Problem          

The Social Nature of Juvenile Delinquency   

Eliminating the Marginal Status of Juveniles   

Standardization or Elimination of Juvenile Codes   

Decriminalization of Status Offenses   

Revision of the Juvenile Court   

Modification of Juvenile Corrections   

Strengthening the Family   

Changing the Educational System   

Redefining Juvenile Delinquency   

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