By Simon I. Singer

ISBN-10: 0814760538

ISBN-13: 9780814760536

ISBN-10: 0814760805

ISBN-13: 9780814760802

Winner of the yankee Society of Criminology 2015 Michael J. Hindelang booklet Award for the main notable Contribution to analyze in Criminology

Since the mid-1990s, the fast-growing suburb of Amherst, big apple has been voted through a variety of courses as one of many most secure locations to dwell in the United States. but, like lots of America’s doubtless idyllic suburbs, Amherst is certainly not with out crime—especially by way of children. In America’s most secure City, famous juvenile justice student Simon I. Singer makes use of the kinds of delinquency noticeable in Amherst as a case examine illuminating the roots of teenybopper offending and deviance in glossy society. If we're to appreciate delinquency, Singer argues, we needs to comprehend it not only in impoverished parts, yet in prosperous ones as well.

Drawing on ethnographic paintings, interviews with bothered early life, mom and dad and repair prone, and huge surveys of sweet sixteen citizens in Amherst, the publication illustrates how a suburban atmosphere is ready to offer its early life with possibilities to prevent widespread delinquencies. Singer compares the main antisocial teenagers he surveys with the least antisocial, studying the conditions that did or didn't cause them to deviance and the ways that they confront their own problems, societal discontents, and critical problems. youth, mom and dad, lecturers, coaches and officers, he concludes, are capable during this suburban atmosphere to acknowledge youngsters’ want for ongoing resources of belief, empathy, and id in a mess of social settings, permitting them to develop into what Singer phrases ‘relationally sleek’ members greater outfitted to house the pains and tribulations of recent existence. a distinct and complete learn, America’s most secure City is a big new addition to scholarship on juveniles and crime in America.

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