Families, Delinquency, and Crime
Linking Society's Most Basic Institution to Antisocial Behavior
Ronald L. Simons, Leslie Gordon Simons, and Lora Ebert Wallace
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.