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392 Pages | 14 illustrations

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190841270


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Theories of Delinquency

An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior

Seventh edition

Donald J. Shoemaker

  • This text is unique in that it focuses on juveniles and on explanations of delinquency, not on treatment programs

New to this Edition:

  • Provides a fresh look at bio-social and psychological connections to crime and delinquency
  • Incorporates new developments in social disorganization theory and the related concepts of collective efficacy and criminology of place
  • Enhanced treatment of the general theory of crime taking into account the importance of turning points to help explain crime and delinquency maturation
  • Reassesses integrative models of delinquency
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