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The Resource America's safest city : delinquency and modernity in suburbia, Simon I. Singer

America's safest city : delinquency and modernity in suburbia, Simon I. Singer

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America's safest city : delinquency and modernity in suburbia
Title
America's safest city
Title remainder
delinquency and modernity in suburbia
Statement of responsibility
Simon I. Singer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the mid-1990s, the fast-growing suburb of Amherst, NY has been voted by numerous publications as one of the safest places to live in America. Yet, like many of America's seemingly idyllic suburbs, Amherst is by no means without crime--especially when it comes to adolescents. In America's Safest City, noted juvenile justice scholar Simon I. Singer uses the types of delinquency seen in Amherst as a case study illuminating the roots of juvenile offending and deviance in modern society. If we are to understand delinquency, Singer argues, we must understand it not just in impoverished areas, but in affluent ones as well. Drawing on ethnographic work, interviews with troubled youth, parents and service providers, and extensive surveys of teenage residents in Amherst, the book illustrates how a suburban environment is able to provide its youth with opportunities to avoid frequent delinquencies. Singer compares the most delinquent teens he surveys with the least delinquent, analyzing the circumstances that did or did not lead them to deviance and the ways in which they confront their personal difficulties, societal discontents, and serious troubles. Adolescents, parents, teachers, coaches and officials, he concludes, are able in this suburban setting to recognize teens' need for ongoing sources of trust, empathy, and identity in a multitude of social settings, allowing them to become what Singer terms 'relationally modern' individuals better equipped to deal with the trials and tribulations of modern life. A unique and comprehensive study, America's Safest City is a major new addition to scholarship on juveniles and crime in America"--
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Singer, Simon I
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9106.A64
LC item number
S56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New perspectives in crime, deviance, and law series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LAW
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • New York (State)
Label
America's safest city : delinquency and modernity in suburbia, Simon I. Singer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • America's safest cities
  • Confronting modernity and adolescence
  • Relational modernity
  • Beyond a street-corner view of delinquency
  • The trouble with youth in America's safest city
  • Suburbia's discontents
  • Safe-city offending
  • Safe cities and the struggle to be relationally modern
Control code
876883341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780814760802
Lccn
2014017280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876883341
Label
America's safest city : delinquency and modernity in suburbia, Simon I. Singer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • America's safest cities
  • Confronting modernity and adolescence
  • Relational modernity
  • Beyond a street-corner view of delinquency
  • The trouble with youth in America's safest city
  • Suburbia's discontents
  • Safe-city offending
  • Safe cities and the struggle to be relationally modern
Control code
876883341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780814760802
Lccn
2014017280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876883341

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