Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (Paperback)

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Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency provides a concise overview of the most compelling issues in juvenile delinquency today. It covers not only the range of offenses but also the offenders themselves as well as those impacted by crime and delinquency. All of the chapters contain up-to-date research, laws, and data that accurately frame discussions on youth violence, detention, and treatment; related issues such as gangs and drugs; the consequences for scholars, teachers, and students; and best practices in intervention methods.

The book's organization guides readers logically from the broader definitions and parameters of the study of juveniles to the more specific. The volume leads with an explanation of the relationship between victimization and juvenile behavior and sets up boundaries of the arenas of delinquency--from the family to the streets to cyberspace. The book then focuses on more specific populations of offenders and offenses, including recent, emerging issues, offering the most accurate information available and cutting-edge insight into the issues that affect youth in custody and in our communities.

About the Author

Marilyn D. McShane, PhD, is professor of criminal justice at the University of Houston.Michael R. Cavanaugh, PhD, is assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Houston.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781440843594
ISBN-10: 1440843597
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: November 10th, 2015
Pages: 262
Language: English