Shoemaker’s Juvenile Delinquency, 3rd Edition, (PDF) is a comprehensive and timely introduction to justice, crime and young people, with a focus on theory and practice. The third edition retains the general structure of the second edition and includes updates throughout, including new information on the impact of race and gender on crime and justice, gangs and prevention, additional comparative and international examples, and much more.
The ebook opens with an outline of delinquency; historical and contemporary discussions of juvenile justice; institutional contexts of delinquency, such as the family and school; theories of delinquency; and chapters on topics like drug use, youth gangs, police, courts, female delinquency and corrections. Many chapters discuss treatment programs and also delinquency and illustrate theory put into practice. Many issues are examined through the lenses of class, race, and gender.
Juvenile Delinquency encompasses the essentials of the topic with a price point far below most competitors. To improve student learning, a complimentary test bank and instructor’s manual are available. Please see the “Features” page for more information.
“This is a top-notch treatment of juvenile delinquency. Donald Shoemaker’s 3rd edition of Juvenile Delinquency is well-written, offers cogent summaries of key concepts and statistical patterns, and captures the core — and also important nuances — of this topic better than any textbook I’ve seen.” — Darrell J. Steffensmeier, Pennsylvania State University
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