Controversies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

2nd Edition

Peter J. Benekos, Alida V. Merlo

Routledge
Published October 1, 2008
Textbook - 364 Pages
ISBN 9781593455705 - CAT# Y176771

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Summary

After providing a history of the development of the juvenile court, this book explores some of the most important current controversies in juvenile justice. Original essays review major theories of juvenile delinquency, explore psychological and biological factors that may explain delinquent behavior, and examine the nexus between substance abuse and delinquency. A final chapter provides a comparative analysis.

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