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Who becomes delinquent? / D. J. West ; colab. D.P. Farrington.- reprinted.- London : Heinemann Educational Books Lta., 1975.- 265 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN 0 435 82937 8


Introduction. 1. Origin and Purpose of the Study. 2. The Particular Features of the Present Study. I. The extent and nature of delinquency. 1. Preliminary facts about the population. 2. Identifying the delinquents. 3. The prevalence of juvenile delinquency in the study sample. 4. The prevalence of juvenile delinquency in other studies. 5. Age at conviction. 6. Types of offences. 7. Companions in crime. 8. Court disposals. 9. Criminal careers. 10. Boys’ Descriptions of their offenses and convictions. 11. A scale of delinquency. 12 Conclusions. Notes to Chapter I. II The home background. 1. Family Income. 2. Interpreting the findings on income and delinquency. 3. Family size. 4. Criminality in families. Notes to Chapter II. III. Parental behaviour. 1. Present finding and previous studies. 2. Parental attitude. 3. Parental discipline. 4. Parental attitude and discipline combined. 5. Parental conflict. 6. Parental supervision. 7. Parental arrangements for Boys’ leisure. 8. Mothers’ job aspirations for boys. 9. Parental Behaviour: A global rating. Notes to Chapter III. IV. More about Home Backgrounds. V. Intelligence and Attainment. VI. Early behaviour as a precursor of later delinquency. VII. Miscellaneous factors of doubtful Importance. VIII. The prediction of delinquency. IX. Self-reported delinquency. X. Delinquency and aggression. XI – Conclusions.