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Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society
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Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society

Second Edition
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December 2016 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society, Second Edition presents students with a fresh, critical examination of juvenile delinquency in the context of real communities and social policies—integrating many social factors that shape juvenile delinquency and its control, including race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. Authors Kristin A. Bates and Richelle S. Swan use true stories and contemporary examples to link theories of delinquency not just to current public policies, but to existing community programs—encouraging readers to consider how theories of delinquency can be used to create new policies and programs in their own communities. Readers will gain a foundational understanding of the social diversity that contextualizes varying experiences and behavior of juvenile delinquency, as well as a deeper appreciation for the policies, social justice, and community programs that make up the juvenile system.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
PART 1. UNDERSTANDING JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
 
Chapter 1. Thinking About Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society
Defining Juvenile Delinquency

 
Conceptions of Juvenile Delinquency

 
The Well-Being of Children

 
The United States as a Place Where Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Are Important

 
The Sociological Imagination

 
The Juvenile Justice System and Diversity

 
Philosophy and Organization of the Book

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity Exercise: Social Construction and Media

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
Chapter 2. The Creation of Delinquency
The Social Construction of Youth and Delinquency

 
Popular Culture: A Target of Moral Panics About Delinquency

 
At the Crossroads: 21st-Century Social Constructions of Youth and Delinquency

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity Exercise: Delinquency and Dependence in 21st-Century Films

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
Chapter 3. Understanding Delinquency: Data, Correlates, and Trends
How to Lie With Statistics

 
Qualitative Versus Quantitative Data

 
How Do We Know What We Know? What Data Sources Do We Use to Map Trends?

 
Correlates of Delinquency

 
The Nature of Delinquency as Measured by the UCR

 
General Trends in Delinquency

 
Trends in Delinquency for Gender

 
Trends in Delinquency for Race/Ethnicity

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity Exercise: Juvenile Violent Crime Trend in City

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
PART 2. THEORIES OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
 
Chapter 4. Micro-Level Theories
Pre-Classical Ideas

 
Classical Theories

 
Biological, Psychological, and Biosocial Theories

 
Differential Association Theory

 
Social Control Theory/Social Bonding Theory

 
General Strain Theory

 
Micro-Level Theories and Public Policy

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity: Antibullying Exercise Evaluating a School’s Program

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
Chapter 5. Macro-Level Theories
Social Structural Theories of Delinquency

 
Anomie Theories

 
Social Disorganization Theory

 
Social Structural Theories and Public Policy

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity Exercise: A Look at Sexuality, Homeless Youth, and Delinquency

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
Chapter 6. Critical Theories
Critical Theories of Delinquency

 
Conflict Theory: A Focus on Socioeconomic Class

 
Feminist Theories: A Focus on Gender and Intersectionality

 
Critical Theories of Delinquency and Public Policy

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity Exercise: Are Critical Theories of Delinquency Being Put Into Action in Your Area?

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
PART 3. THE SOCIAL CONTEXTS OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
 
Chapter 7. Families in Context
Family Today

 
Family and Delinquency

 
Diversity and the Family

 
Child Maltreatment

 
Child Maltreatment and Delinquency

 
Parents in Prison

 
Foster Care and Foster Youth

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity Exercise: Parenting in Prison

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
Chapter 8. Schools in Context
The Diverse School Experience

 
The Budgeting of Education

 
School Failure, Dropping Out, and Delinquency

 
Disengagement and Delinquency

 
Crime and Delinquency in Schools

 
Bullying and Cyberbullying

 
The Policy of Punishment in Schools: The School-to-Prison Pipeline

 
The School and Student Rights

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity Exercise: Examining School Data on Delinquency

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
Chapter 9. Peers and Gangs in Context
Why Do Peers Matter to Delinquency?

 
Friendship and Delinquency: How Gender Matters

 
The Kid in the Corner: The Impact of a Lack of Friendships

 
Conventional Adolescence or New Forms of Delinquency? The Use of Technology as a Means of Peer Interaction

 
Gangs and Delinquency

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity Exercise: Gangs and Technology

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
Chapter 10. Drugs in Context
Reasons for and Societal Understandings of Drug Use

 
The Role of Legal Products in Youth Substance Use

 
Youth Substance Use Patterns Today

 
The Relationship of Substance Use to Delinquency

 
Responses to and Prevention of Youth Drug Use

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity Exercise: Finding Culturally Relevant Drug Prevention/Treatment Programs

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
PART 4. RESPONSES TO JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
 
Chapter 11. Why a Separate Juvenile Justice System?
What Is the Goal of the Juvenile Justice System?

 
Justifications for Punishment

 
Juvenile Justice and Specialized Terminology

 
Philosophical Shifts and the Legal Treatment of Juveniles

 
The Future of Juvenile Justice

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity Exercise: A Look Abroad: The Treatment of Juvenile Delinquency in Iran

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
Chapter 12. Policing and the Process of the Juvenile Court
Police and Juveniles

 
An Overview of the Juvenile Justice Process

 
The Juvenile Justice Process and Race, Class, and Gender

 
Family Court

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity Exercise: Juvenile Intake Screening

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
Chapter 13. Juvenile Corrections
Community Corrections

 
Institutional Corrections

 
Corrections and Gender, Race, Undocumented Youth, and LGBTQ Intersections

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity Exercise: A Look at Juvenile Institutions and Policies

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
Chapter 14. Preventative, Rehabilitative, and Restorative Approaches to Delinquency
Prevention

 
Rehabilitation

 
Restorative Justice Approaches

 
A Comprehensive Approach: The Models for Change Program

 
The Future of Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Restorative Justice Approaches to Delinquency

 
Summary

 
Eye on Diversity Exercise: Global Approaches to Delinquency

 
Discussion Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Chapter Pretest Answers

 
 
Glossary
 
Notes
 
Index
 
About the Authors

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