NOTE: The Student Value edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version-this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. For courses in juvenile delinquency. A sociological exploration of juvenile delinquency - and how to prevent it Juvenile Delinquency, Student Value Edition, 10/e explores delinquency, including its causes, consequences, and treatments. Unified by a theme of prevention, it analyzes what can be done about delinquent behavior. The text draws on real-life scenarios, statistics, and evidence-based findings to illuminate core influences on delinquency, including gangs, race, gender, and socioeconomic status. The 10th edition has been substantially updated, such as with new information on delinquency over the life course and the most recent studies and statistics relevant to the study of juvenile justice.