The Relationship Between Academic Performance & Delinquency


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All of the following are true about the academic performance-juvenile delinquency correlation EXCEPT:

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1. Consider this example. A sixth-grade male engages in the theft of video gaming electronics in order to satisfy his need for material possession and receive adulation from his peers that have encouraged this behavior. This juvenile is performing poorly in the classroom and indicates he does not get praise from his teachers and does not see education as a means to attain his long term material possessions. Based on this example, which theory would explain the academic-delinquency connection?

2. Let's consider this example. A male, middle school juvenile becomes involved in delinquency such as vandalism and drug activity. This student has already been caught in excessive truancy and has failed the 7th grade previously. This student does not have parents that are attentive, involved, or interested in school or social activities. Furthermore, this student does not like his teachers or principal and has not taken time to develop any type of relationship with them. He has no fear about disobeying or disappointing his parents or teachers, which is evident in the constant delinquency. Which theory best explains this academic performance-juvenile delinquency connection?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the relationship between academic performance and delinquency? Theories that address this relationship are key focal points in the quiz and worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics are covered on the multiple-choice quiz:

  • Correlated factors in serious, violent, and long-term juvenile crime rates
  • Theories of delinquency
  • The relationship between academic performance and juvenile delinquency

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the theory that describes juveniles turning to delinquency as a way to get praise and rewards they desire
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on academic performance and its relationship to delinquency
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the theory that describes the lack of fear students have for committing crime being caused by weakened relationships and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Keep reviewing this relationship by going through the lesson called The Relationship Between Academic Performance & Delinquency. Some objectives you can complete include:

  • Identify factors that increase juvenile delinquency
  • Compare and contrast the different delinquency theories
  • See what type of conclusion can be made about the relationship between juvenile delinquency and academic performance