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Delinquency, Development, and Social Policy

David E. Brandt, Ph.D


This book examines the legal, psychological, and cultural issues relevant to understanding antisocial behavior in adolescence. Based on personal research and a broad analysis of recent work in the field, the book identifies the factors that are common in cases of delinquency. The discussion considers the long-term effects of social issues such as poverty as well as psychological issues such as the high levels of stress and anxiety suffered during childhood by many delinquents. The book shows how a failure to meet the developmental needs of children—at both the family level and at a broader soc ... More

Keywords: antisocial behavior, juvenile delinquency, poverty, stress, anxiety, juvenile courts, incarceration, childhood, policing, family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780300108941
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300108941.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David E. Brandt, Ph.D, author