What Is Juvenile Delinquency? - Definition, Theories & Facts


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An individual under the age of _____ is considered a juvenile.

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1. According to Robert Merton, juvenile delinquency is a result of not meeting _____ standards?

2. What percent of juvenile delinquency cases are female offenders?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several different theories on why juveniles commit crimes. This quiz and worksheet combination will help you determine how well you understand these theories and relative statistics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • Demographic statistics
  • Different potential reasons for delinquent behavior
  • Changes in numbers of juvenile criminal cases
  • The definition of juvenile

Skills Practiced

Prepare to utilize these study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on juvenile delinquency
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Cohen's theory of delinquent behavior
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about juvenile delinquents

Additional Learning

Learn more by studying the accompanying lesson, What is Juvenile Delinquency? - Definition, Theories & Facts. This lesson will address the following topics:

  • Definition of juvenile and juvenile delinquency
  • Anomie theory
  • Subculture theory
  • Differential Opportunity theory
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and statistics