JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THE CORE gives you coverage of essential theory, policy, and the latest research in one value-priced, reader-friendly paperback! Praised for its balanced approach and for the authors' engaging writing style, this brief text will help you understand the nature of delinquency and its causes, as well as current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence. And this cutting-edge book includes leading-edge learning aids! Study more effectively and achieve success in your course with chapter objectives, critical thinking questions, and a helpful point-by-point summary in each chapter. Plus, the book's many accompanying resources, such as a Mobile Content Study Guide and the Book Companion Website, get you ready for your next exam!