Causes and Control
Robert Agnew and Timothy Brezina
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Nature and Extent of Delinquency
1. What Is Delinquency and How Does It Differ from Adult Crime?
2. How Is Delinquency Measured?
3. How Much Delinquency Is There, and Is Delinquency Increasing?
4. Who Is Most Likely to Engage in Delinquency?
Part 2: The Causes of Delinquency: Theories
5. What Is a Theory and How Do We Test Theories?
6. Strain Theory
7. Social Learning Theory
8. Control Theory
9. Labeling Theory
10. The Life Course
11. Is Delinquency More Likely in Certain Types of Situations?
12. Group Differences in Delinquency
Part 3: The Causes of Delinquency: Research
13. Individual Traits
14. The Family
15. The School
16. Delinquent Peers and Gangs
17. Other Social Influences
18. Pulling It All Together
Part 4: The Control and Prevention of Delinquency
19. Policies and Programs
20. The Police
21. Juvenile Court and Corrections
22. The Juvenile Justice System
23. The Strategies of Deterrence and Incapacitation
24. The Strategies of Prevention and Rehabilitation
25. What Should We Do to Reduce Delinquency?