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Gender & Family Influences on Delinquency - Chapter Summary
Work through this chapter at your own pace to study gender and family influences on juvenile delinquency. As you progress through this collection of informative lessons, you'll see how young people are affected by gender differences, socialization, family conflicts and poverty. You can also examine the ways in which these factors contribute to juvenile delinquency. Study this chapter at any time that fits your schedule, and there are plenty of self-assessments to make sure you remember the terms and concepts you study. Reach out to our instructors if you need any extra help and use any computer or mobile device to access the chapter material. When you're finished, you should be ready to:
- Compare gender differences in adolescence development
- Evaluate the impact that socialization has on gender
- Describe the relationship between juvenile delinquency and gender differences
- Identify different types of family systems
- Recognize common challenges that families experience
- Name sources of family conflict and how they influence juvenile delinquency
- Explain the effect that poverty can have on children
1. Gender Differences in Adolescent Development
Adolescence is a time of growth and change. Some of these changes are different in boys and girls, though. In this lesson, we'll examine gender differences in emotional and brain development during adolescence.
2. The Impact of Socialization on Gender
The following lesson covers how boys and girls are taught how to be boys and girls and where and by whom they are taught this behavior. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.
3. Gender Differences & Juvenile Delinquency
Have you ever wondered why males commit crimes more than females? Does it have to do with differences in the ways people of different genders are raised, or are there differences in their brain structures? This lesson explores the differences in male and female offenders and why females have historically committed crime at a lower rate.
4. Family Systems: Definition and Types
Families come in all shapes and sizes. In this lesson, we'll examine what makes a family, as well as some common types of families, including nuclear, matrifocal, extended, and blended families.
5. Family Challenges: Divorce, Blended Families & Family Violence
The following lesson covers some of the more challenging issues a growing number of families are currently facing, including divorce, blending of families, and abuse. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
6. Family Conflict: Sources & Influence on Delinquency
The structure of the American family has changed significantly over the last 50 years. This lesson will discuss the changing American family, identify sources of conflict within the family, and show how this conflict can impact juvenile delinquency.
7. Children Living in Poverty: Facts, Effects & Statistics
More than 14% of the U.S. population lives in poverty. The most innocent victims are the children. Let's take a look at what children of poverty may experience, including health issues, homelessness, inadequate education experiences, and even violence.
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