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 impressive Contribution to analyze in Criminology

Since the mid-1990s, the fast-growing suburb of Amherst, long island has been voted through various guides as one of many most secure areas to dwell in the United States. but, like a lot of America’s possible idyllic suburbs, Amherst is in no way with out crime—especially in terms of youth. In America’s most secure City, famous juvenile justice student Simon I. Singer makes use of the kinds of delinquency visible in Amherst as a case research illuminating the roots of minor offending and deviance in smooth society. If we're to appreciate delinquency, Singer argues, we needs to comprehend it not only in impoverished components, yet in prosperous ones as well.

Drawing on ethnographic paintings, interviews with bothered formative years, mom and dad and repair companies, and wide surveys of stripling citizens in Amherst, the e-book illustrates how a suburban setting is ready to offer its early life with possibilities to prevent common delinquencies. Singer compares the main antisocial adolescents he surveys with the least antisocial, examining the conditions 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 environment to acknowledge teenagers’ desire for ongoing resources of belief, empathy, and id in a large number of social settings, permitting them to develop into what Singer phrases ‘relationally glossy’ members greater built to house the pains and tribulations of contemporary existence. a different and accomplished research, America’s most secure City is an immense new addition to scholarship on juveniles and crime in America.

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