Summary: Juvenile Delinquency provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview of all aspects of juvenile delinquency with a sociological focus.
This perspective is used to examine the explanations of juvenile delinquency, the environmental influences on delinquent behavior, the efforts of society to prevent juvenile delinquency, an evaluation of the justice system's effectiveness in controlling juvenile delinquency, the review of recent legislation and court rulings ...show more on the rights of youthful offenders, and the rights of adolescents in general.
As Simon Dinitz of Ohio State University writes, Clemens Bartollas is genuinely interested in delinquents and in all those who work with and have contact with delinquents. This book reflects Professor Bartollas' abiding intellectual and emotional commitment to understanding and reducing delinquency, as well as to ameliorating the personal and social ills that generate the massive delinquency problems not only in the United States but also in nearly all modern industrial nations. ...show less