A Glimpse Into the Lives of Nine Youths in a Correctional Facility: Insight Into Theories of Delinquency

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Todd F. Lewis, Associate Professor (Creator)
Kelly L. Wester, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Theories explaining delinquency have been examined primarily using quantitative methods. The current study used interviews to gain insight into the lives of delinquent male adolescents. Results indicate that no single theory best explains delinquency, but a combination of theories provides comprehensive representation.

Additional Information

Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, Vol. 28, 101-118.
Language: English
Date: 2008
Juvenile corrections, Social theories, Juvenile delinquency, Theories of delinquency