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Delinquency in Society, Ninth Edition

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: 9781449692414
  • Product With Access Code    528 pages      © 2014
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A Thoroughly Revised and Updated Ninth Edition of the Leading Text in the Field

Delinquency in Society, Ninth Edition is a balanced and up-to-date examination of the historical, social, and theoretical contexts of delinquency. A comprehensive and systematic overview of juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, and status-offending youths, the text includes an overview of critical theories on delinquency and juvenile crime as well as a review of historical and institutional responses to delinquency. Clear, accessible language, a student-friendly approach, and fully updated research make the text suitable for students in undergraduate and graduate criminology and sociology programs. The text’s focus on interdisciplinary analysis encourages student critical thinking and connection-building.

The revised and updated ninth edition includes new sections on gender and violence, biological and biosocial theories of violence, gang violence, and an expanded discussion of bullying in schools, zero-tolerance policies, and reducing school risk factors for bullying. The Ninth Edition incorporates the most current statistics and research and includes case studies and discussion questions to prompt student engagement and self-directed study. Long considered the best and most accessible text available on delinquency, Delinquency in Society, Ninth Edition is the most thoroughly and accurately researched delinquency text on the market and is a superb reference for students at all stages of their academic careers.

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  • 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
  • Contains new, up-to-date content, including new box features throughout that provide further insight into contemporary issues
  • Provides a student-friendly approach designed to engage students and encourage exploration and self-directed study
  • Accompanied by a full ancillary suite of instructor support materials, including PowerPoint lecture outlines, an Image Bank, and a Test Bank
  • Every new printed copy includes full student access to the companion website, which features a variety of interactive and engaging study tools

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

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 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.

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Matt DeLisi, PhD-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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