Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Practice, and Law,
13th Edition

Larry J. Siegel, Brandon C. Welsh

ISBN-13: 9781337091831 | ISBN-10: 1337091839

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 720 pages

List Price USD $229.95


Unrivaled in its current coverage of topics, the thirteenth edition of best-selling JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND LAW provides you with timely coverage of theory, policy, and the latest research. Praised for its balanced approach and for the authors' engaging writing style, this text will help you understand the nature of delinquency and its causes, as well as current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence. You'll learn about emerging types of gang activities, DNA evidence in juvenile court, school-based delinquency prevention, and many others timely issues.

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Meet the Authors

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LARRY J. SIEGEL was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he taught for 27 years; he is now a professor emeritus, still teaching online courses in criminology and criminal justice. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Larry Siegel now resides in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Terry, and their two dogs, Watson and Cody.

Brandon C. Welsh is a Professor of Criminology at Northeastern University and Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement in Amsterdam. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in England. His research interests focus on the prevention of crime and delinquency and evidence-based social policy. Dr. Welsh has published extensively in these areas and is an author or editor of ten books.

  • The authors discuss current practices in teen drug courts, juveniles' attitudes toward police, the latest research on the effects of medical marijuana laws on juvenile drug use, and new research on training police in procedural justice. They also present the latest developments following the Ferguson, Missouri shooting, including the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing and the latest findings on what works for police efforts to prevent juvenile crime.
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  • New content reviews the latest Supreme Court ruling on life without parole for juvenile offenders.
  • New or updated topics include restorative justice initiatives that target juvenile offenders, emotional differences between boys and girls, the narrowing of the gender gap in delinquency, sex trafficking victims, the close association between prison gangs and street gangs, newly-emerging types of gang activities and views of gang formation, the link between school success and delinquency, school violence, and school-based delinquency prevention programs.
  • Completely updated throughout, this edition includes new or revised discussions of such timely topics as the rapid expansion of foster care in the U.S., cyberbullying, juveniles and social networking sites, DNA collection in juvenile court, the incarceration of status offenders and policy measures to improve their treatment, parental monitoring and delinquency risk reduction, and limited opportunity.
  • Each chapter includes a "Case Profile" that discusses a real-life situation in which an at-risk youth worked his or her way out of delinquency. Critical-thinking boxes tie these real-life stories back to the chapter material.
  • Engaging boxed features provide additional information on topics important to the field. "Focus on Delinquency" covers controversial issues and exciting new research, while "Policy and Practice" discusses major initiatives and programs concerning juvenile justice.
  • "Viewpoint" writing assignments in each chapter present a hypothetical case for your students to analyze and write about after researching issues on the Web with the guidance of the "Doing Research on the Web" feature.
  • An emphasis on evidence-based policies and practices -- what works -- is accomplished through "Evidence-Based Practice: Prevention/Intervention/Treatment" boxed features. These features discuss such innovative projects as the popular restorative justice initiative "Family Group Conferencing (FGC)" and the groundbreaking Homeboy Industries.
  • Case file assignments ("Youth Stories") in each chapter present a brief, real-life case accompanied by critical thinking questions and activities, enhancing the relevancy of the text material and better preparing students for the types of challenges they may face if they pursue a career in the criminal justice system.
  • Contemporary and thoroughly updated, the book presents examples in every chapter, including the latest research, trends, and up-to-date reviews of recent legal cases and policy initiatives. Discussions of high-profile current issues such as bullying, developments in juvenile sentencing law, the increase in violent crimes committed by female juveniles, police/juvenile interaction, and many other topics keep the book on the cutting edge of the discipline.
  • "Cyber Delinquency" features highlight contemporary problems faced by today's youth: delinquency and victimization in the cyber age. Chapter 14, for example, discusses policing juveniles in cyberspace.
  • "Professional Spotlights" provide students with a look at career opportunities available in the area of delinquency treatment, prevention, and intervention. For example, Chapter 13 spotlights juvenile probation officer Carla Stalnaker.

Table of Contents

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1. Childhood and Delinquency.
2. The Nature and Extent of Delinquency.
3. Individual Views of Delinquency.
4. Social Structure, Process, Culture, and Delinquency.
5. Social Reaction, Social Conflict, and Delinquency.
6. Developmental Theories of Delinquency: Life Course, Latent Trait, and Trajectory.
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.
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.

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