Publication Details

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Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach, Third Edition

Author: James Burfeind

Additional Authors: Dawn Jeglum Bartusch

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to juvenile delinquency by defining and describing juvenile delinquency, examining explanations for delinquent behavior, and considering contemporary efforts to control delinquency through prevention and juvenile justice. The text cultivates an understanding of juvenile delinquency by examining and linking key criminological theories and research.

Publisher: Routledge

Date: 12/07/2015

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James Burfeind

Phone: 406-243-4811


Office: Social Sciences 331

Office Hours:

Spring Semester 2018.  Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 - 2:00pm, Thursday 9:15 - 10:15am, and by appointment


Personal Website

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Professor of Sociology





Spring Semester 2018:

SOCI 330 Juvenile Delinquency

SOCI 498 and 492 Sociology Internship


Moorhead State College (Minnesota State University, Moorhead), BA

Portland State University, MUS

Portland State University, PhD


Research Interests

My primary scholarly interest is writing textbooks that are clear, compelling, and pedagogically unique.



Under contract with Routledge Publishing: a new textbook entitled Juvenile Justice: An Introduction to Process, Practice, and Research with Dawn Jeglum Bartusch and Dusten Hollist. To be published 2018.

Field of Study

Criminological Theory, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Sociology of Corrections


Selected Publications

Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach (3rd edition). James W. Burfeind and Dawn Jeglum Bartusch. New York and London: Routledge. 2016.

Crime and Justice in Two Societies: Japan and the United States. Ted D. Westermann and James W. Burfeind. Belmont, CA: Wadsworh Company. 1991.










Specialized Skills




Teaching Experience

Primary teaching responsibilities: Juvenile Delinquency (SOCI 330), Juvenile Justice System (SOCI 335); Criminological Theory (SOCI 438 and 538), and Sociology of Corrections (SOCI 423).


Professional Experience

Director of Treatment, The Next Door, Inc., Hood River, OR

Cottage Parent, Queen Louise Home for Children, St. Croix, Virgin Island

Probation and Parole Officer, Scott County Court Services, Shakopee, MN


International Experience