MCJ 5460


Explores the nature and extent of delinquency and subsequent policy applications from theoretical and administrative approaches as well as current research into juvenile deviant and delinquent behavior.


  1. List, explain, and analyze the environmental and individual correlates of delinquency.
  2. Define and explain delinquency prevention in the teenage years.
  3. Define and explain the concept of delinquency and status offending, the measurement of delinquency, and the trends and patterns in the patterns of delinquency rate.
  4. Identify and categorize several programs of early intervention of delinquency.
  5. Recite and explain reasons why youths join gangs and the methods of controlling gang activity.
  6. Summarize information and viewpoints on juvenile corrections, including probation, restorative justice programs, and secure juvenile corrections.
  7. Project and predict the future of delinquency and juvenile justice.
  8. Contrast juvenile justice systems in other nations and compare them with the system used in the United States.
  9. Summarize the various theoretical models that have been used to explain delinquent behavior.
  10. Assess the legal and social implications of delinquency.
  11. Specify and explain the nature of juvenile justice advocacy.




Juvenile delinquency: Theory, practice, and law (Rev: 11)

Publisher: Cengage Learning (2012)
Author: Siegel, L. J., & Welsh, B. C.
ISBN: 1111346895
Price: $163.76

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