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Juvenile Delinquency: The Core 6th Edition

Larry J. Siegel | Brandon C. Welsh

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Succinct but thorough and cutting edge, Siegel and Welsh's JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THE CORE, 6th 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. What's more, the MindTap® online learning platform available with this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with video cases, career scenarios, and visual summaries.

Larry J. Siegel, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Emeritus

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 criminal justice program at the State University of New York at Albany, earning his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University and has also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska–Omaha, Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts–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, Northeastern University

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.

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  • 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.
  • 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 research 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 Homeboy Industries, founded by a Jesuit priest who believed people are happier when employed; the Youth Substance Abuse Safety Program and various other restorative justice initiatives (new); and Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion, a program that develops girls' skills to resist pressure to use harmful substances (new).
  • 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 MindTap®.
  • With 14 chapters and approximately 500 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.

Juvenile Delinquency: The Core


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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