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Delinquency in Society, Eighth Edition

Author(s): Robert M. Regoli, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado at Boulder
John D. Hewitt, PhD, Professor, Grand Valley State University
Matt DeLisi, PhD, Associate Professor, Iowa State University
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763764340
  • Hardcover    674 pages      © 2010
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Delinquency in Society, Eighth Edition provides a systematic introduction to the study of juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, and status offending youths. This text examines the theories of juvenile crimes and the social context of delinquency including the relevance of families, schools, and peer groups. Reorganized and thoroughly updated to reflect the most current trends and developments in juvenile delinquency, the Eighth Edition includes discussions of the history, institutional context, and societal reactions to delinquent behavior. Delinquency prevention programs and basic coverage of delinquency as it relates to the criminal justice system are also included to add context and support student comprehension.

Key Features:

  • Offers the most current information on criminological studies from other fields that relate to juvenile delinquency such as psychology, psychiatry, and public health
  • Provides a balanced presentation of information, theories, and research to give readers an objective perspective without an ideological bias
  • Accompanied by a Companion Website featuring secure Instructor and Student Resources

Scroll to "Additional Resources" for details about the Companion Website, and to see sample chapters and the new edition course transition guide.
 

Features & Benefits

  • Delinquency Around the Globe – Offers a look at the nature and problems of delinquency from an international perspective.
  • Delinquency Controversy – Explores hotbed issues that are sure to encourage debate and discussion.
  • Delinquency Prevention – Discusses various tactics and strategies that are currently being employed to prevent serious delinquency before it begins.

Applicable Courses

This text is ideal for the following courses offered by both Criminal Justice and Social Sciences departments:

  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Youth and Crime
  • Youth and Society
Section  1  Nature and Extent of Delinquency
  1  Defining Delinquency
  2  Measuring Delinquency
Section  2  Delinquency Theories
  3  Choice and Biological theories
  4  Psychological Theories
  5  Sociological Theories: Cultural Deviance, Strain, and Social Control
  6  Sociological Theories: Labeling and Conflict
  7  Developmental Theories
  8  Female Delinquency Theories
Section  3  The Social Context of Delinquency
  9  The Family and Delinquency
  10  Schools and Delinquency
  11  Violence, Drug Use, and Delinquency
  12  Peer Group and Gang Delinquency
Section  4  Special Topics
  13  The Juvenile Justice System
  14  Delinquency Prevention

Robert M. Regoli, PhD-Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado at Boulder

In his lifetime, Robert M. Regoli has found himself in assorted roles relating to criminal justice. In addition to his extensive experience researching and studying police and corrections officers, he also has been a crime victim, secret delinquent, criminal complainant and witness, jury member, and legal consultant. He was born in Antioch, California, earned his B.S. in psychology, M.A. in police science and administration, and Ph.D. in sociology at Washington State University in Pullman. Over the course of his career, he has taught at Indiana State University, Texas Christian University, and, currently, the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Dr. Regoli has held several positions at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, including being the President and named a Fellow. He also was former Executive Editor of The Social Science Journal, is the recipient of two William J. Fulbright awards, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He also has been a consultant to local law enforcement agencies, as well as the Colorado Department of Corrections, Indiana Department of Corrections, National Institute of Corrections, and National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. He was also a member of the Indiana Juvenile Justice Task Force and the Task Force for the Children’s Constitutional Rights. Dr. Regoli has written extensively about criminal justice issues for more three decades and has amassed more than 100 professional journal publications and 14 books.

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John D. Hewitt, PhD-Professor, Grand Valley State University

John D. Hewitt (Ph.D., Washington State University, 1975) is professor of criminal justice at Grand Valley State University. He has taught for more 35 years at small and large state colleges and universities as well as in small liberal arts colleges in the Midwest and West. During his career, Dr. Hewitt has worked in the Indiana Department of Corrections, was a member of the Board of Directors of the Delaware County (Indiana) Youth Services Bureau and Bethel Place for Boys, and has testified as an expert witness in Arizona, Indiana, and Michigan in cases dealing with the death penalty, drug trafficking, judicial sentencing, and youth gangs.

He has also written extensively about issues of crime, criminal justice, and delinquency, including co-authoring Exploring Criminal Justice (with Robert Regoli, Jones & Bartlett, 2008), Criminal Justice: The Essentials (with Robert Regoli, Jones & Bartlett, 2010), Delinquency in Society, 8th edition (with  Robert Regoli and Matt DeLisi, Jones & Bartlett, 2010), as well as more than 50 articles on issues ranging from adolescent maltreatment and delinquency, juvenile gangs, judicial sentencing patterns, victim-offender relationships in homicide cases, and work stress among police executives.

Additional Titles by this Author

Matt DeLisi, PhD-Associate Professor, Iowa State University

Matt DeLisi (Ph.D.) is Professor and Coordinator of Criminal Justice Studies and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for the Study of Violence at Iowa State University. Professor DeLisi's primary research interests include criminal careers/career criminals, self-control theory, corrections, psychopathy, and the molecular/behavioral genetics of antisocial behavior. Professor DeLisi is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and Association for Psychological Science. The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Criminal Justice, Dr. DeLisi has published nearly 200 scholarly works.

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ISBN-13: 9780763764340

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Online Access Companion Web for Student Resources

ISBN-13: 9780763782535

http://criminaljustice.jbpub.com/delinquencyinsociety/.  Developed exclusively to accompany this title, this student companion website offers a variety of resources designed to enhance your study of juvenile delinquency and to give you an opportunity to explore topics from the text in more detail.

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Current Topics in Delinquency eChapters Express PDF

ISBN-13: 9781449622015

Current Topics in Delinquency eChapters consists of:

Chapter 8: The Delinquent Event: Situational Aspects, Routine Activities, and Rational Choice
From Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach, Second Edition, by James Burfeind, PhD, University of Montana

Chapter 9: Timing is Everything: Gangs, Gang Violence and the Life Course by Scott Decker & David Pyrooz from Criminological Theory: A Life-Course Approach by Matt DeLisi, PhD, Iowa State University and Kevin M. Beaver, Florida State University

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Delinquency In Society, Eighth Edition with access to Student Companion Website

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Delinquency in Society, Eighth Edition with eChapters

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This value-added bundle consists of Delinquency in Society, Eighth Edition and the below eChapters: Chapter 8: The Delinquent Event: Situational Aspects, Routine Activities, and Rational Choice from Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach, Second Edition, by James Burfeind, PhD, University of Montana Chapter 9: Timing is Everything: Gangs, Gang Violence and the Life Course by Scott Decker & David Pyrooz from Criminological Theory: A Life-Course Approach by Matt DeLisi, PhD, Iowa State University and Kevin M. Beaver, Florida State University