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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the UExcel Juvenile Delinquency: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Individual Theories of Delinquency
- Sociological Theories of Delinquency
- Developmental Theories of Delinquency
- Gender & Family Influences on Delinquency
- Child Abuse, Neglect & Delinquency
- Peer & Media Influences on Delinquency
- School Influences on Delinquency
- Drug Use Among Juveniles
- Juvenile Policing
- Juvenile Justice System Overview
- Juvenile Corrections Overview
- UExcel Juvenile Delinquency Flashcards