Ch 1: Nature & Extent of Delinquency

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Nature & Extent of Delinquency - Chapter Summary

This mobile-friendly chapter shows you basic concepts related to juvenile delinquency, including juvenile crime statistics, trends and patterns. You'll also study the history of juvenile delinquency. The chapter's lessons are taught by expert instructors, who use an engaging and simplified teaching approach. You can check your understanding of the material with the included lesson quizzes and chapter exam. To make your studying experience flexible and convenient, we've made the chapter accessible on any computer or mobile device. When you're finished with the lessons and quizzes, you should be equipped to:

  • Interpret juvenile crime statistics
  • Define juvenile delinquency and at-risk youth
  • Summarize the history of juvenile delinquency
  • Assess patterns and correlations regarding juvenile delinquency
  • Detail methods that are used to measure juvenile delinquency trends

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Nature & Extent of Delinquency
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Juvenile: Definition, Law & Crime Statistics

1. Juvenile: Definition, Law & Crime Statistics

A juvenile is anyone between the ages of 18 and 21, depending on where they live. Explore the definition of juvenile and the juvenile court system, touching on trends, law, and statistics in juvenile crime.

What Is At-Risk Youth? - Definition & Statistics

2. What Is At-Risk Youth? - Definition & Statistics

An at-risk youth is a child who may not have a successful passage into adulthood because of certain challenges in their life. Explore the definition and statistics for at-risk youth, recognize how poverty acts a major predictor, and review the roles that juvenile delinquency, dropping out of high school, and teen pregnancy play in the struggles of at-risk youth.

What Is Juvenile Delinquency? - Definition, Theories & Facts

3. What Is Juvenile Delinquency? - Definition, Theories & Facts

Juvenile delinquency refers to an underage individual performing illegal actions. Learn about the definition and three common theories associated with juvenile delinquency: anomie, subculture, and differential opportunity.

History of Juvenile Delinquency

4. History of Juvenile Delinquency

A juvenile delinquent is someone tried and convicted under the juvenile justice system. Learn how this justice system was created, its origins as far back as the 1500s, and what it looks like today in the 21st century.

Juvenile Delinquency: Correlates & Patterns

5. Juvenile Delinquency: Correlates & Patterns

Juvenile delinquents refer to children or minors that have committed a crime. Explore correlates and patterns of juvenile delinquency, and learn about the critical features demonstrated by chronic juvenile offenders.

Measuring Juvenile Delinquency: Methods & Trends

6. Measuring Juvenile Delinquency: Methods & Trends

Examine methods to measure juvenile delinquency to understand its impact on society. See how it is measured, view strengths and weaknesses for uniform crime reports, learn about the national crime victimization survey, explore the self-report survey, and observe trends.

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