Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2007

242 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195330779

Bookseller Code (04)


Serious Delinquency

An Anthology

Edited by Thomas J. Bernard

Serious Delinquency adopts a survey approach to major issues in delinquency and the juvenile justice system, with topics including the patterns of offending and victimization, predicators, theoretically driven correlates, and a wide range of issues in the operations of the juvenile justice system. The logical organization of this anthology begins with a brief historical overview and then follows the juvenile justice system from police involvement to the court processes and beyond. The text concludes with a reconsideration of juvenile delinquency using critiques of historical and current perceptions of the system. In addition, the book provides an introduction for each chapter that sets the context for each reading and links each successive chapter. This accessible text covers all the basic issues related to juvenile delinquency and the justice system while presenting them in a manner that allows students to render a solid conclusion about the issues addressed by current delinquency research.


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