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