Simon I. Singer's America’s Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia PDF

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 publication Award for the main amazing Contribution to analyze in Criminology

Since the mid-1990s, the fast-growing suburb of Amherst, new york has been voted by way of a number of guides as one of many most secure locations to reside in the United States. but, like lots of America’s probably idyllic suburbs, Amherst is certainly not with out crime—especially in terms of children. In America’s most secure City, famous juvenile justice student Simon I. Singer makes use of the kinds of delinquency obvious in Amherst as a case research illuminating the roots of youngster 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 stricken adolescence, mom and dad and repair prone, and large surveys of youth citizens in Amherst, the e-book illustrates how a suburban surroundings is ready to offer its adolescence with possibilities to prevent common delinquencies. Singer compares the main antisocial youth he surveys with the least antisocial, reading the situations that did or didn't cause them to deviance and the ways that they confront their own problems, societal discontents, and severe problems. young people, mom and dad, academics, coaches and officers, he concludes, are capable during this suburban surroundings to acknowledge young people’ desire for ongoing assets of belief, empathy, and identification in a mess of social settings, permitting them to turn into what Singer phrases ‘relationally glossy’ participants greater built to accommodate the rigors and tribulations of contemporary lifestyles. a special and complete learn, America’s most secure City is a massive new addition to scholarship on juveniles and crime in America.

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