Lecture Topic 3 Theories Behind Juvenile Delinquency

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Topic 3:Theories Behind Juvenile Delinquency : 

Topic 3:Theories Behind Juvenile Delinquency

What makes a delinquent? : 

What makes a delinquent?

Effects of crime can be devastating : 

Effects of crime can be devastating

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Tiffany Eunick Elizabeth Olten

limited resources : 

limited resources

Risk Factors: traits or circumstances that may increase the likelihood of delinquency. : 

Risk Factors: traits or circumstances that may increase the likelihood of delinquency.

I.Q. : 

I.Q.

Learning Disabilities : 

Learning Disabilities

Mental Health : 

Mental Health

lack of diagnosis – lack of treatment : 

lack of diagnosis – lack of treatment

Core Values : 

Core Values

Broken Family : 

Broken Family

unstable ortransient home life : 

unstable ortransient home life

Poverty : 

Poverty

Violence : 

Violence

Failing School : 

Failing School

Violence : 

Violence

Truancy may lead to delinquency. : 

Truancy may lead to delinquency.

Positive or Negative Influence? : 

Positive or Negative Influence?

drugs/alcohol : 

drugs/alcohol

co-offenders : 

co-offenders

neighborhood : 

neighborhood

drugs/alcohol : 

drugs/alcohol

guns/violence : 

guns/violence

How do police/Courts treat people from your neighborhood? : 

How do police/Courts treat people from your neighborhood?

Protective Factors: traits or circumstances that may decrease the likelihood of delinquency. : 

Protective Factors: traits or circumstances that may decrease the likelihood of delinquency.

Juvenile Delinquency : 

Juvenile Delinquency some trends

juvenile crime statistics : 

juvenile crime statistics

reports arrests : 

reports arrests

co-offenders in same bad act : 

co-offenders in same bad act

chronic offenders : 

chronic offenders

Juvenile crime rose in 1980’s and 1990’s : 

Juvenile crime rose in 1980’s and 1990’s

Declined then, but has been rising slightly since 2006-ish. : 

Declined then, but has been rising slightly since 2006-ish.

In 2006, Juveniles were responsible for 17% of all violent crimes; : 

In 2006, Juveniles were responsible for 17% of all violent crimes;

(10% of that = murder) : 

(10% of that = murder)

violent juvenile offenders : 

violent juvenile offenders

Juveniles commit 26% of all property crimes. : 

Juveniles commit 26% of all property crimes.

most juveniles crime = property crime : 

most juveniles crime = property crime

age of onset : 

age of onset

ageing out : 

ageing out

delinquents do not act alone : 

delinquents do not act alone

juveniles more likely to act violently with another person : 

juveniles more likely to act violently with another person

female juvenile delinquency seems to be on the rise : 

female juvenile delinquency seems to be on the rise

Disproportionate Minority Contact : 

Disproportionate Minority Contact

In 2006, 17% of juvenile population was Black; : 

In 2006, 17% of juvenile population was Black;

51% of all juvenile arrests for violent crimes were black kids31% of all juvenile arrests for property crimes were black kids : 

51% of all juvenile arrests for violent crimes were black kids31% of all juvenile arrests for property crimes were black kids

Racism? : 

Racism?

Criminal Justice Approach : 

Criminal Justice Approach

free will? : 

free will?

punish offenders : 

punish offenders

Public Health Model Approach : 

Public Health Model Approach

treat kids with risk factors : 

treat kids with risk factors

What do you think? : 

What do you think?

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