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Delinquency in Society, Tenth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Robert M. Regoli, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado Boulder
John D. Hewitt, PhD, Professor, Grand Valley State University
Matt DeLisi, PhD, Professor, Iowa State University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284112955
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     418 pages      © 2018
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Delinquency in Society continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of delinquency theories. This classic text examines the historical, social, and theoretical contexts of delinquency in a new stunning interior design featuring high quality images. Combining thorough and accurate research with an approachable writing style, Delinquency in Society teaches and engages. The essentials to a strong understanding of delinquency are all there, including juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, status-offending youths, an overview of critical theories on delinquency, and juvenile crime. This well-organized text also includes two chapters dedicated to the juvenile justice system and delinquency prevention. Numerous feature boxes illuminate fascinating research and historical cases that stimulate student interest, making the best-selling Delinquency in Society, Tenth Edition the clear choice in delinquency.

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  • New visually stunning interior design engages students in the content
  • Offers a balanced, apolitical approach that prompts student engagement, discussion, and critical thinking
  • Presents the most current research across multiple related fields, including psychology, psychiatry, and public health
  • Incorporates updated current and historical events to provide insight into contemporary issues
  • Classic features - From the Bench, Theory in a Nutshell, A Window on Delinquency, The Face of Delinquency, Delinquency Controversy, Delinquency Around the Globe, and Delinquency Prevention - have been retained by popular demand, and modernized to suit a new generation of learners
  • End-of-chapter features, including a chapter Wrap Up, Chapter Spotlight, and Critical Thinking questions, assess and ensure student comprehension

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

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

Robert M. Regoli is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Colorado. In 1975, he received his PhD in sociology from Washington State University. Professor Regoli has found himself in an assortment of roles in the criminal justice system. In addition to having published more than 100 scholarly papers and authoring more than 10 books on topics ranging from police cynicism and causes of delinquency to unreported rule infractions in prisons, he also has been a crime victim, misdemeanor offender, criminal complainant and witness,  jury member, and legal consultant. Dr. Regoli is also a past-president and fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, former executive editor of The Social Science Journal, recipient of two William J. Fulbright senior specialist awards, and member of Phi Beta Kappa. Today, Dr. Regoli’s research is focused on the social organization of the fast-growing sport of pickleball, with an eye toward understanding the evolution of the game’s norms, roles, hierarchies, and mechanisms of social control that affect its play.

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

John D. Hewitt recently retired as professor of criminal justice at Grand Valley State University. He was born in Carmel, California, grew up in Indiana, and then completed his undergraduate work at Western Washington State College and his PhD at Washington State University. He has taught for more 30 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 was a member of the Board of Directors of the Delaware County Youth Services Bureau, president of the Board of Directors at Bethel Place for Boys, and testified as an expert witness in Arizona on the identification of youth gangs in schools. He has written extensively about issues of crime, criminal justice, and delinquency, including co-authoring Exploring Criminal Justice (with Robert Regoli, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2008); Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials (with Robert Regoli, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2017); and The Impact of Sentencing Reform, as well as numerous articles on issues ranging from the oppression of children and adolescent risk taking, to youth gangs and violence and juvenile justice policy in The People’s Republic of China.

Matt DeLisi, PhD-Professor, Iowa State University

Matt DeLisi, Ph.D. is Professor and Coordinator of Criminal Justice Studies and Affiliate with the Center for the Study of Violence at Iowa State University. Professor DeLisi is one of the most prolific and highly-cited criminologists in the world and is the author of nearly 400 scholarly publications mostly in the areas of pathological criminality, psychopathy, self-control, offender/inmate behavior, corrections, and the genetics of antisocial behavior. In 2012, Dr. DeLisi received the prestigious Fellow Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has provided expert services and consulted on capital murder and multiple-homicide offender cases in multiple federal and state jurisdictions. Professor DeLisi has provided testimony to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and consulted on criminal justice policy to a variety of federal stakeholders including the United States Attorney General, United States Probation and Pretrial Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and others.

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  • “I am pleased with Delinquency in Society and my students find it to be of value. The visuals and case study examples/stories that are aligned with core content for each section is great.”

    -Johnny Rice II, DrPH, MSCJ
    Department of Criminal Justice
    Coppin State University

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