SLIDES [note: links available prior to lecture]
PART I: EXTENT AND NATURE OF DELINQUENCY
Week 1 – 09/08 and 09/10
- Welcome and Data Collection (self-report survey and note cards)
Week 2 – 09/15 & 09/17
- Extent and Nature of Delinquency: Official Statistics & Critique
- Sherman, Lawrence L., Denise C. Gottfredson, Doris L. MacKenzie, John Eck, Peter Reuter, and Shawn D. Bushway. 1998. "Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn’t, What’s Promising.” NIJ Research in Brief. Washington, DC: USGPO. Pp 1-13.
- Local: Christopher Uggen and Suzy McElrath. 2014. “Six Social Sources of the U.S. Crime Drop.” Pages 3-20 in Crime and the Punished, edited by Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen. New York: WW Norton.
- Recommended: FBI UCR data and data tool
PART II. THEORIES OF DELINQUENCY
Week 3 – 09/22 & 09/24 Transition: From Correlates to Causal Models
Week 4 – 09/29 & 10/01: Delinquent Association and Learning
Week 5 – 10/6 & 10/8: Learning and Control Theories
- Cognitive Behavioral Approaches, Learning, and Control
- Heller, Sara B., Anuj K. Shah, Jonathan Guryan, Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan, Harold A. Pollack. 2017. “Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 132: 1–54.
- Rios, Chapter 2. “The Flatlands of Oakland and the Youth Control Complex.” Pp. 24-42.
- Social Psychological Theories: Social Control & Self Control
- Hirschi, Travis. 1969. Causes of Delinquency. Berkeley: University of California Press. Chapter 2. Pp. 16-34.
- (required for Honors), Moffitt, Terrie E., Louise Arseneault, Daniel Belsky, Nigel Dickson, Robert J. Hancox, Honalee Harrington, Renate Houts, Richie Poulton, Brent W. Roberts, Stephen Ross, Malcolm R. Sears, W. Murray Thomson, and Avshalom Caspi. 2011. “A Gradient of Childhood Self-control Predicts Health, Wealth, and Public Safety.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108:2693-98.
Week 6 – 10/13 & 10/15: Labeling and Symbolic Interaction
- Labeling Theories and the Life Course
- Rios, Chapter 3. “Labeling Hype: Coming of Age in Era of Mass Incarceration.” Pp. 43-73.
- Mears, D. P., Kuch, J. J., Lindsey, A. M., Siennick, S. E., Pesta, G. B., Greenwald, M. A. and Blomberg, T. G. 2016.” Juvenile Court and Contemporary Diversion: Helpful, Harmful, or Both?” Criminology & Public Policy, 15: 953–981.
B. Summary and Review of Social-Psychological Theories & Data
Week 7 – 10/20 & 10/22 Midterm Week
10/?? Special Office Hours (if needed)
- 10/22 Midterms due; Film: Angels with Dirty Faces
- NOTE: Midterm Evaluations
Week 8 - 10/27 & 10/29: Social Structural Theories
Week 9 – 11/03 & 11/05: Anomie and Individual-Level Strain Variants
- General Strain Theory
- Rios, Chapter 5. “Dummy Smart: Misrecognition, Acting Out, and Going Dumb.” Pp. 97-123.
- Racine, N., Cooke, J. E., Eirich, R., Korczak, D. J., McArthur, B., & Madigan, S. 2020. “Child and adolescent mental illness during COVID-19: A rapid review.” Psychiatry Research, 292, 113307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113307
Week 10 – 11/10 & 11/12: Critical Theories
PART III: DELINQUENT CAREERS IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Week 11 – 11/17 & 11/19: Prevention and Introduction to Juvenile Justice
- Prevention and Introduction to Juvenile Justice
Paper Drafts Due: Workshop
B. The Juvenile Justice System and the “Gender Gap”
Week 12 – 11/24 & 11/26 (Thanksgiving) Race, Gender, and Policing
- Police, Race, and the Juvenile Court
*Papers Due at the Beginning of Class
- Ward, Geoff K. 2012. The Black Child-Savers: Racial Democracy and Juvenile Justice. Chapter 6: Institutionalizing Racial Justice: The Black Surrogate Parental State, 1930–65. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Rios, Chapter 7. “Guilty by Association: Acting White or Acting Lawful?” Pp. 142-56.
Week 13 – 12/01 & 12/03: Probation and Institutionalization
Week 14 – 12/08 & 12/10: Institutionalization and Conclusions
- Institutionalization and Conclusions
- Richard Rosenfeld and Steven F. Messner. 2014. “A Social Welfare Critique of Contemporary Crime Control.” In Crime and the Punished, edited by Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen. New York: WW Norton.
- Rios, Conclusion. “Toward a Youth Support Complex.” Pp. 157-167.
- Class Discussion and Catch-Up
- Michelle Inderbitzin, Trevor Walraven, and Joshua Cain. 2014. “Juvenile Lifers, Learning to Lead.” In Crime and the Punished, edited by Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen. New York: WW Norton.
Week 15 – 12/15 & 12/17: Review and Second Midterm Examination
- 12/17: Second Midterm Examination Due