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Theories of Delinquency : An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior.

Author/Creator:
Shoemaker, Donald J.
Publication:
Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (401 pages)
Edition:
6th ed.
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Subjects:
Juvenile delinquency.
Conduct disorders in children.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Theories of Delinquency is a comprehensive survey of the theoretical approaches towards understanding delinquent behavior. It includes discussions and evaluations of all major individualistic and sociological theories, presenting each theory in a standard format with basic assumptions, important concepts, and critical evaluations of the relevant research.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
1. Explanations of Delinquency
The Problem of Delinquency
The Issue of Causality
What Is a Theory?
Verification of Theories
The Plan of This Book
2. The Classical School: Issues of Choice and Reasoning
Historical Overview
Rational Choice Theory
Summary
3. Biological and Biosocial Explanations
Historical Overview
Generic Assumptions
Somatotypes and Delinquency
Inheritance and Delinquency
Emerging Trends in Biological Explanations of Delinquency
Summary
4. Psychological Theories
Historical Overview
Generic Assumptions
Intelligence and Delinquency
The Psychiatric-Psychoanalytic Approach
General Personality Characteristics
Summary
5. Social Disorganization and Anomie
Historical Overview
Generic Assumptions
Social Disorganization
Anomie and Delinquency: Discontinuities in Society
Summary
6. Lower-Class-Based Theories of Delinquency
Historical Overview and Generic Assumptions
Cohen and the Middle-Class Measuring Rod
Cloward and Ohlin's Theory of Differential Opportunity Structure
Miller's Theory of Lower-Class Culture and Delinquency
Summary
7. Interpersonal and Situational Explanations
Historical Overview
Generic Assumptions
Differential Association
Drift and Delinquency
Summary
8. Control Theories
Historical Overview
Generic Assumptions
Personal Controls
Social Controls-The Social Bond
A General Theory of Crime
Summary
9. Labeling Theory
Historical Overview
Generic Assumptions
Summary
10. The Radical Theory of Delinquency
Historical Overview
Beyond "Radical" Theory
Summary
11. Female Delinquency
Historical Overview
Basic Biological and Psychological Approaches
Gender Roles and Delinquency
Women's Emancipation
Evaluation
Power-Control Theory.
Feminist Explanations of Female Delinquency
Summary
12. Delinquency Theory: An Integrative Approach
Integrated Theories: Some Considerations and a Proposed Model
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Shoemaker, Donald J. Theories of Delinquency
ISBN:
9780199705849
9780195374179
OCLC:
501843352