Higher Education

Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Practice, and Law, 12th Edition

  • Larry J. Siegel University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Emeritus
  • Brandon C. Welsh Northeastern University
  • ISBN-10: 1285458400  |  ISBN-13: 9781285458403
  • 720 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $190.75
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Overview

Unrivaled in its current coverage of topics, the twelfth edition of best-selling JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND LAW provides an in-depth analysis of the theories of delinquency, environmental issues, juvenile justice issues, and the juvenile justice system. Praised both for its authority and balance as well as for the authors' ability to engage students in the course, the twelfth edition presents cutting-edge, seminal research, as well as up-to-the-minute policy and newsworthy examples. Siegel and Welsh offer a timely and objective presentation of juvenile delinquency theory and juvenile justice policy issues by examining opposing sides of controversial aspects of delinquency and delinquency programs in an even-handed, unbiased way.

Features and Benefits

  • Contemporary and thoroughly updated, the book presents numerous examples in every chapter, including the latest research, trends, and up-to-date reviews of recent legal cases and policy initiatives. High-profile current issues such as bullying, recent developments in juvenile sentencing law, the increase in violent crimes being committed by female juveniles, police/juvenile interaction, and many other topics keep the book on the cutting edge of the discipline.
  • Real-world 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.
  • An emphasis on evidence-based policies and practices--what works--is accomplished through "Evidence-Based Practice: Prevention/Intervention/Treatment" boxed features, which discuss such innovative projects as the popular restorative justice initiative "Family Group Conferencing (FGC)" and the groundbreaking Homeboy Industries.
  • 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.
  • Each chapter includes a "Case Profile" box that discusses a real-life situation in which an at-risk youth worked his or her way out of delinquency. Stimulating critical-thinking boxes tie these real-life stories back to the chapter material.
  • "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.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE CONCEPT OF DELINQUENCY.
1. Childhood and Delinquency.
2. The Nature and Extent of Delinquency.
Part II: THEORIES 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.
Part III: SOCIAL, COMMUNITY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON DELINQUENCY.
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.
Part IV: THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM.
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.

What's New

  • New "Cyber-Delinquency" boxes feature discussions about how computers and technology have impacted the lives of young people, focusing on topics such as the pressures of social media, cyber-bullying, "sexting," and the online availability and juvenile use of prescription drugs.
  • New "Professional Spotlight" boxes describe the careers of people who work in the field of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice. These features provide students with a "here-and-now glimpse" of what professional opportunities are available in the areas of delinquency treatment, prevention, and intervention.
  • The schools and delinquency chapter (Chapter 10) has been significantly updated and expanded with up-to-date coverage of recent events related to school shootings, school violence, bullying and bullying prevention programs, policies for reducing crime in schools, and increased law enforcement presence in schools.
  • This edition includes expanded and updated coverage of important topics and developments in delinquency and juvenile justice in America; for example, recent shifts in juvenile sentencing laws, female delinquency trends, and the increase in violent crimes being committed by female juveniles.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Larry J. Siegel

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (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, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University and has also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UML). Now a Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach courses on criminology and criminal justice in UML'S online master's degree program. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. 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.