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Deviance and the Family

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ISBN 9780866567268
Published August 31, 1988 by Routledge
184 Pages

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Book Description

A unique resource for family therapists, Deviance and the Family is a comprehensive examination of the family and its role in the causes of delinquency. Leading experts in the fields of criminal justice, sociology, and family services report pertinent data and review studies in an attempt to explain the causes of deviance as well as the role of the family in the deviance and criminal activities of its members. The controversial debate over violence in the family rages on in this book as experts attempt to answer the question of whether family violence/neglect are associated with a child’s delinquency. Important discussions of juvenile prostitution and adolescent suicide deserve careful reading by all professionals who work with youth and families.

Table of Contents

Contents Deviance and the Family: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

  • Family Violence and Nonfamily Deviance: Taking Stock of the Literature
  • Families Who Kill
  • The Criminalization of Forced Marital Intercourse
  • The Victim-Offender Relationship: A Determinant Factor in Police Domestic Dispute Dispositions
  • Parental Discipline and Criminal Deviance
  • Juvenile Prostitution: A Critical Perspective
  • Adolescent Suicide: An Overview
  • The Impact of Mothers’ Incarceration on the Family System: Research and Recommendations
  • Juvenile Justice and the Family: A Systems Approach to Family Assessment
  • Glossary

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