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Juvenile delinquency,: Its nature and control
Juvenile delinquency Its nature and control Author:Sophia M. Robison Much has been written about juvenile delinquency in recent years. Here, at last, an acknowledged expert in the field analyzes current theory and research and shares her special insights with those concerned with this challenging field. Trained both in sociology and social work, the author brings to the writing of this book more than 30 years' ... more »experience as a teacher, researcher, government consultant, and director of an institution for delinquent children.
The book offers a thorough analysis of theories seeking to explain juvenile delinquency and of the research data that test them. Various procedures of treatment and rehabilitation are discussed in relation to actual results. The roles of the police and other agencies assigned to deal with the juvenile offender are examined, and procedures of courts and of the probation process are described and illustrated through case materials. The contributions of many disciplines - including psychology, sociology, and anthropology - to the understanding and treatment of truancy, gang behavior, and delinquency are fully presented, with much attention being given to the development of guidance clinics and treatment-oriented institutions.« less