Juvenile Delinquency in the United States and the United Kingdom

  • Gary L. McDowell
  • Jinney S. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The Crisis of Delinquency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David P. Farrington
      Pages 3-21
    3. Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Maureen A. Henneberg
      Pages 23-43
  3. Problems in British and American Juvenile Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Edwin Meese III
      Pages 87-98
    3. Jonathan Sacks
      Pages 99-112
  4. Teaching Virtue in Juvenile Justice, Family and Educational Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Ronald P. Corbett Jr.
      Pages 115-138
    3. Patricia Morgan
      Pages 139-162
    4. Jinney S. Smith
      Pages 163-182
  5. Afterword: How Can Young Men Learn Virtue?

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-197

About this book


This volume about juvenile delinquency in the United States and United Kingdom includes a foreword, nine chapters organized in three parts, and an afterword. Chapters 1 and 2 in Part I describe juvenile delinquency in both countries and the urgency of the current crisis. Chapters 3 to 6 in Part II deal with the two nations' juvenile justice systems, focusing on structural and ideological obstacles preventing reform. Presented in the final chapters in Part III are suggestions for reform in school, and juvenile justice setting that recognize the importance of character in causing delinquency.


crime delinquency violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Gary L. McDowell
    • 1
  • Jinney S. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of United States StudiesUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityUSA

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