This comprehensive, best-selling text provides an in-depth analysis of theories of delinquency, environmental issues, juvenile justice issues, and the juvenile justice system. Renowned for its exhaustive research base, this book presents cutting-edge and seminal research as well as up-to-the minute policy and newsworthy examples. Offering objective, to-the-minute presentation of theory and juvenile justice policy issues, the authors examine opposing sides of controversial aspects of delinquency and delinquency programs in a balanced, unbiased way. Rewritten for greater clarity, this thoroughly revised edition achieves new heights of student accessibility through increased pedagogical aids, including a marginal glossary. This edition provides students a gateway to online and multimedia resources that capture the immediacy of the field through CNN video, CD-ROM, and the Web.