Back to skip links

Additional product details

ISBN-13 9780205246571ISBN-10 0205246575
ISBN-10 0-205-24653-2ISBN-13 978-0-205-24653-3
Author(s): William E. Thompson; Jack E. Bynum
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 544

Teaches students the ways to understand, explain, control, and prevent juvenile delinquency.

Taking a sociological approach, this text discusses delinquency as it relates to and emerges from the youth's family, neighborhood, school, peer group, social class, and overall cultural and social environment. The authors incorporate contributions from sociologists, psychologists, social workers, criminologists, and other specialists, who have sought to understand, explain, control, and prevent juvenile delinquency.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the causes of juvenile delinquency in both the US and other countries.

  • Use theoretical ideas to explain the cause of juvenile delinquency.

  • Discuss preventive measures to juvenile delinquency.

  • Analyze various studies on juvenile delinquency and apply theories to real-life situations.

  • Three Ways to Study
    with eTextbooks!

    • Read online from your computer or mobile device.
    • Read offline on select browsers and devices when the internet won't be available.
    • Print pages to fit your needs.

    CourseSmart eTextbooks let you study the best way – your way.