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Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society

Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society

Fourth Edition
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June 2023 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In the Fourth Edition of Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society, authors Kristin A. Bates and Richelle S. Swan take a critical approach to juvenile delinquency in the context of real communities and social policies, focusing on the issues of race, class, and gender. True stories and real-world examples allow students to gain a critical understanding of juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system, encouraging them to explore how theories of delinquency can be used to create new policies and programs in their own communities.

Part 1: Understanding Juvenile Delinquency
Chapter 1: Thinking About Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society
Chapter 2: The Creation of Delinquency
Chapter 3: Understanding Delinquency
Part 2: Theories of Juvenile Delinquency
Chapter 4: Micro-Level Theories
Chapter 5: Macro-Level Theories
Chapter 6: Critical Theories
Part 3: The Social Contexts of Juvenile Delinquency
Chapter 7: Families in Context
Chapter 8: Schools in Context
Chapter 9: Peers and Gangs in Context
Chapter 10: Drugs in Context
Part 4: Responses to Juvenile Delinquency
Chapter 11: Why a Separate Juvenile Justice System?
Chapter 12: Policing and Juveniles
Chapter 13: The Process of the Juvenile Court
Chapter 14: Juvenile Corrections
Chapter 15: Preventative, Rehabilitative, and Restorative Approaches to Delinquency


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  • Lecture notes
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Key features
  • The new edition is available in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support.
  • New feature materials on topics include the impact of COVID-19 on juvenile delinquency, TikTok challenges, HBO series Euphoria and its depiction of teen drug use, and police use of fatal force on juveniles.
  • Expanded discussion on school shootings and school and student rights in Chapter 8.
  • Updated data, tables, and graphs keep students engaged with the most current and relevant material.
  • Coverage of diversity is woven throughout the book in text, photos, and exercises to reflect the realities of contemporary juvenile delinquency.
  • The text substantively links theories of delinquency, not only to existing public policies but also to existing community programs.
  • Chapter opening Juvenile Delinquency Vignettes illustrate the concepts of the chapter from a diverse or critical perspective.
  • In the News... features offer an example of a current event that links a main concept from the chapter to a real-world example, making the concepts of juvenile delinquency come alive.
  • From the Classroom to the Community boxes highlight individual and community activism related to delinquency and juvenile justice, connecting theory to real-life opportunities that make an impact in the community.
  • A Focus on Research boxes discuss influential pieces of research linked to chapter topics.
  • The Looking at Popular Media feature includes a consideration of how different forms of traditional or social media are used to convey ideas about delinquency or to publicize acts of delinquency.
  • Eye on Diversity exercises help students explore issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, or ability as related to the chapter topic, and then apply them to real-life policy decisions.
  • Each chapter starts with a True/False Chapter Pretest that allows students to test their knowledge before reading the chapter, helping to address misconceptions.
  • Discussion Questions in each chapter feature a set of thought-provoking questions that can be used as the basis of in-class or online discussions.
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Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society- Vantage Learning Platform

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