Juvenile Delinquency (Justice Series), 4th edition

  • Clemens Bartollas, 
  • Frank Schmalleger, 
  • Hemant Sharma

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Juvenile Delinquency is designed to fully engage you in the study of concepts, research and current events shaping criminal justice today. As part of Pearson’s Justice Series, this title is built to be affordable, yet academically rigorous, and to propel you to true understanding.

The authors expose the authentic experiences of juvenile offenders, with purposeful visuals, real cases and interviews offering vivid first-hand insight. The content is easy to follow and organized around key learning objectives. Engaging infographics, charts and pull-out statistics flow with the narrative.

The 4th Edition incorporates new cases and new ways of thinking about juvenile delinquency. It weaves in new and updated discussions of social influences, intervention strategies and critiques on theory.

Published by Pearson (January 30th 2024) - Copyright © 2025

ISBN-13: 9780138183981

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Juvenile Delinquency



  1. Adolescence and Delinquency
  2. The Measurement and Nature of Delinquency


  1. Individual Causes of Delinquency
  2. Social Structural and Social Process Theories of Delinquency
  3. Social Interactionist Theories of Delinquency


  1. Gender and Delinquency
  2. Families and Delinquency
  3. Schools and Delinquency
  4. Gangs and Delinquency
  5. Special Juvenile Offender Populations


  1. An Overview of Juvenile Justice in America
  2. Police and the Juvenile
  3. Juvenile Court
  4. Juvenile Corrections

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