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The Research Base on Juvenile Offenders and Gangs
The research base on juvenile offenders and gangs

This section provides current research on delinquency development in individuals and effective programs for forestalling or preventing delinquency and gang involvement. The chapters in Part II present an overview of juvenile delinquency development from three perspectives. Chapter 4 presents a developmental theory of delinquency and gang involvement, illustrating how the antisocial developmental process can produce both outcomes. Chapter 5 examines juvenile offender careers. The chapter shows the various types of juvenile offender careers that evolve from the delinquent developmental process. Chapter 6 examines youth gangs. This chapter provides an overview of youth gangs beginning with an examination of youth gang trends. The latest research is presented on various aspects of ...

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