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Published: 11 August 2004

232 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195330427

Bookseller Code (04)

Families, Delinquency, and Crime

Linking Society's Most Basic Institution to Antisocial Behavior

Ronald L. Simons, Leslie Gordon Simons, and Lora Ebert Wallace

The Roxbury Series in Crime, Justice, and Law

This book explores the link between family life and antisocial behavior. In recent years, researchers from a variety of disciplines have investigated the relationship between society's most fundamental social institution--the family--and various forms of criminal behavior. Simons et al. fill a fundamental void in the literature by demonstrating how these seemingly disparate lines of research can be woven together using classic and contemporary theories of delinquency and crime. The book is designed to serve as a supplement for courses on juvenile delinquency, criminology, deviance, and child development.