Handbook of juvenile delinquency /

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Bibliographic Details
Imprint:New York : Wiley, c1987.
Description:xii, 480 p. ; 25 cm.
Series:Wiley series on personality processes
Subject:Juvenile delinquency -- United States
Juvenile delinquents -- United States -- Psychology.
Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation -- United States
Juvenile delinquency.
Juvenile delinquents -- Psychology.
Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/864731
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Other authors / contributors:Quay, Herbert C. (Herbert Callister), 1927-
Notes:"A Wiley-Interscience publication."
Includes bibliographies and indexes.
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Teachers in the field of delinquency, research scholars, and juvenile justice practitioners will find this volume welcome. It is a collection of 14 critical essays, each written by respected research authorities in the field, ranging across all major dimensions of psychological research and theory related to delinquent behavior and its treatment. Sociological theory and research is introduced where relevant. After a brief historical overview of theoretical developments, topics discussed include epidemiology; social ecology; intelligence; patterns of delinquent behavior; personality; biogenic factors; family interaction; institutional treatment; community-based interventions; individual, group, and family interventions; prediction; prevention; and research methods. As might be expected, the quality of the contributions is varied, both in terms of the thoroughness of the critiques and the level of sophistication needed to comprehend their contents. On balance, though, the volume constitutes a much needed gathering of the major directions in psychologically based research on delinquent behavior, and provides an excellent guide to the literature in the process. References follow each contribution, with an author and a subject index at the end of the volume. Upper-division undergraduates and above.-J.A. Black, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

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