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Juvenile Delinquency

Theory, Research, and the Juvenile Justice Process

Authors: Kratcoski, Peter C., Dunn Kratcoski, Lucille, Kratcoski, Peter Christopher

  • Provides an overview of major topics related to Juvenile Delinquency for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level students
  • Includes quantitative and qualitative research findings, with new interviews and discussions of the experiences of child care professionals and juvenile justice practitioners
  • Provides an interpretation of theory to practice in the criminal justice system
  • Explores recent discussion of children as victims, such as non-fault children who are victims of abuse, neglect, and at-risk situations such as violence and bullying
  • Incorporates international perspectives on juvenile justice and delinquency, in addition to addressing changes in the characteristics of delinquents, changes in laws, and the influence of social media and electronic communications devices on juvenile delinquency
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About this Textbook

Combining theory with practical application, this seminal introduction to juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice integrates the latest research with emerging problems and trends in an overview of the field.  
Now in its sixth edition, this book features new interviews and discussions with child care professionals and juvenile justice practitioners on their experiences translating theory to practice. It addresses recent changes in the characteristics of delinquents alongside changes in laws and the rise of social media and smartphones.  It includes a new chapter of international perspectives on juvenile justice and delinquency.  Incorporated throughout is consideration of the mental health and special needs of youth in the juvenile justice system, as well as at-risk and non-fault children as victims.
With attention to both quantitative and qualitative findings, this clear and comprehensive text will be useful for students of criminology, criminal justice, sociology and those interested in working with at-risk youth.

About the authors

Peter Charles Kratcoski earned a PhD in sociology from the Pennsylvania State university, a MA in sociology from the University of Notre Dame and a BA in sociology from King’s College. He taught at St. Thomas College and Pennsylvania State University before assuming the position of assistant professor of sociology at Kent State University. He retired as professor  of  sociology/criminal justice studies and Chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies at Kent State University. He is currently a professor emeritus and adjunct professor at Kent State. He has published many books, book chapters and journal articles in juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, juvenile victimization and crime prevention as well as completing numerous research  projects   relating to policing, crime prevention, juvenile delinquency prevention and victimization. His most recent publications include author of Correctional Counseling and Treatment (6th edition) 2017, co-editor of Corruption, Fraud, Organized Crime, and the Shadow Economy, 2016 and co-editor of Perspectives on Elderly Crime and Victimization, 2018.

Lucille Dunn Kratcoski was awarded a  Bachelor of Arts degree  from Marywood College and a Master degree in music from Pennsylvania State University. She has numerous years teaching experience at the elementary, high school and university levels as well as providing private instruction. She co-authored Juvenile Delinquency and a number of book chapters and journal articles on the subject of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice. In addition to her private practice, she serves as a  Kratcoski Research Associate.

 Peter Christopher Kratcoski was awarded the B A degree in political science from Ohio State University and the juris doctorate degree from Ohio State University. He obtained a position as an associate attorney with the law firm Williams, and  Welser.  He  became a full partner and currently is the senior attorney of the law firm.  In addition to his law practice work, he has taught as an adjunct professor numerous law related courses at Kent State University and other colleges. He has co-authored two  books  related  to  experiential education in law and has presented papers at professional meetings.


Buy this book

eBook £43.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 14, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31452-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £54.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: January 14, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31451-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Juvenile Delinquency
Book Subtitle
Theory, Research, and the Juvenile Justice Process
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31452-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31452-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31451-4
Edition Number
6
Number of Pages
XIX, 442
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published by Pearson Education, Inc., Old Tappan, New Jersey, 2003
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