Addresses the factors leading to the causes, assessment,
classification and treatment of juvenile delinquency. Examines cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic
and developmental approaches, emphasizing neurotic, constitutional and
psychopathological factors contributing to delinquency. Reviews the major counseling approaches, with
relevant case studies presented for illustrative detail. Analyzes legal and institutional responses to
juvenile crime from the various theoretical perspectives. Discusses the role of the mental health
professional in the juvenile justice system.