Juvenile Delinquency: The Core, 5th Edition

  • Larry J. Siegel University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Brandon C. Welsh Northeastern University
  • ISBN-10: 1285067606
  • ISBN-13: 9781285067605
  • 512 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • © 2014 | Published
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Succinct but thorough and cutting edge, Siegel and Welsh's JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THE CORE, 5th Edition presents theory, policy, relevant legal cases, and the latest research in a value-priced, student-friendly paperback. This brief text is acclaimed for its authority and balance as well as the authors' ability to completely engage students in the juvenile delinquency course. In around 500 pages, Siegel and Welsh help students understand the nature of delinquency, its causes and correlates, and current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.


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  • The text's popular "Focus On " boxed features highlight controversial issues and important research from the field. Topics include sexting, cyber-bullying, waivers, life sentences for juveniles, race and gender delinquency, and a new review of a 2011 study on factors and learned attitudes that lead to delinquency.
  • Offering personal insight from real people in the field, "Professional Spotlight" features give students an up-close, real-world view of careers in action. These profiles provide guest perspectives from a variety of professionals in the juvenile justice system--including a probation officer, judge, CASA, school resource officer, and many others--who showcase the day-to-day job responsibilities of readers' potential careers.
  • Reflecting trends from the field and emphasizing intervention strategies for at-risk juveniles, "Juvenile Delinquency: Prevention
  • Intervention
  • Treatment" explores the successes behind programs like Communities That Care, a community-based delinquency prevention program that follows a rigorous, multilevel planning process; Homeboy Industries, founded by a Jesuit priest who believed people are happier when employed; and--new to this edition--the Practical Academic Cultural Educational (PACE) Center for Girls, a gender-responsive, school-based program in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Providing maximum reinforcement and student success, chapters begin with numbered learning objectives that are carefully matched to headings in the chapter narrative (through the integration of "CheckPoints") as well as linked to corresponding quiz items in Criminal Justice CourseMate (the book's website) and the Study Guide.
  • With 14 chapters and 480 pages, JUVENILE DELINQUENCY is a visually appealing, truly 'core' text at a modest 'essentials' price. Its succinct yet thorough coverage couples the latest research with an emphasis on real-world practice in a package that delivers excellent value.
  • With its unbiased and objective approach, the text covers every side of each issue without taking a political or theoretical position--enabling students to form their own opinions.

What's New

  • A new Chapter 11, "Delinquency Prevention and a Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Strategy," introduces social and developmental perspectives on delinquency prevention, reviews effective prevention strategies, and highlights evidence-based prevention programs. It also covers the contemporary juvenile justice system, introduces the major stages in the justice process, analyzes differences between adult and juvenile justice systems, examines features and benefits of a comprehensive juvenile justice strategy, and explores issues facing the future of delinquency prevention and juvenile justice.
  • The Fifth Edition includes the latest coverage available on relevant court cases, including the recent Supreme Court ruling on warrantless searches (Arizona v. Gant) as well as the Supreme Court ruling that abolished the juvenile death penalty (Roper v. Simmons).
  • New chapter-opening vignettes ("Real Cases/Real People") describe real-life situations in which an at-risk youth worked his or her way out of delinquency. These stories are also tied to the material in the chapter with all-new, thought-provoking critical thinking activities entitled "Looking Back to
  • New Review Questions at the end of each chapter provide opportunities for student self-assessment.
  • New group work activities in every chapter provide collaborative learning opportunities. For instance, one activity has students select and analyze a famous case from a particular theoretical perspective; another involves viewing a relevant film or TV show (e.g. "The Wire") and discussing elements that relate to the theories discussed in the chapter.
  • New writing assignments in the "Applying What You Have Learned" sections present hypothetical cases for students to analyze.
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Table of Contents

1. Childhood and Delinquency.
2. The Nature and Extent of Delinquency.
3. Individual Views of Delinquency: Choice and Trait.
4. Sociological Views of Delinquency.
5. Developmental Views of Delinquency: Life Course and Latent Trait.
6. Gender and Delinquency.
7. The Family and Delinquency.
8. Peers and Delinquency: Juvenile Gangs and Groups.
9. Schools and Delinquency.
10. Drug Use and Delinquency.
11. Delinquency Prevention and Juvenile Justice Today.
12. Police Work with Juveniles.
13. Juvenile Court Process: Pretrial, Trial, and Sentencing.
14. Juvenile Corrections: Probation, Community Treatment, and Institutionalization.

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Larry J. Siegel

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. Growing up in the city, he became fascinated by the effects of social forces on human development and behavior. While attending the City College of New York in the 1960s, he was introduced to the study of crime and justice in courses taught by sociologist Charles Winick. His interest led him to attend the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he completed his master's thesis in 1970. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1975, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught courses on juvenile justice, research methods, and statistics. After leaving Northeastern in 1980, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He is currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including more than a dozen books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal procedure, and other topics. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.

Brandon C. Welsh

Brandon C. Welsh is an Associate Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement at Free University in Amsterdam. His research interests focus on the prevention of crime and delinquency and evidence-based crime policy. Dr. Welsh has published extensively in these areas and is an author or editor of seven books. Born in Canada, he received his undergraduate and M.A. degrees at the University of Ottawa and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in England.