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Influence of Gender & Family on Delinquency - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive chapter explores the influences of family and gender on juvenile delinquency. Using an engaging and simplified teaching style, our instructors show you how socialization, family conflict, poverty, neglect and abuse can negatively affect young people and contribute to delinquency. Each lesson comes with a short quiz, and we've included a comprehensive chapter exam to help you reinforce your understanding of these delinquency influences. You can complete the chapter at your own pace and submit questions to our instructors if you have any. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:
- Assess gender differences associated with juvenile delinquency
- Explain how socialization can impact gender
- Identify sources of family conflict
- Describe the influence of family conflict on delinquency
- Interpret facts and statistics about children living in poverty
- Recognize the ways in which neglect and abuse affect child growth and development
- Discuss the cycle of violence and how it relates to juvenile delinquency and child abuse
1. 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.
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. 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.
4. 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.
5. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development
A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.
6. Cycle of Violence: Child Abuse & Juvenile Delinquency
The number of child abuse cases that are reported on an annual basis is alarming. This lesson will examine whether a link exists between child abuse and juvenile delinquency that perpetuates the cycle of violence.
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