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School Issues & Delinquency - Chapter Summary
In this professionally written chapter, you'll study school issues that can cause or affect delinquency. As you work through these lessons, you'll study different agents of socialization and the relationship between delinquency and academic performance. Designed to boost your confidence in these topics, all of our lessons have associated multiple-choice quizzes to test your knowledge. Our video lessons are easy to navigate, while all of our learning tools are self paced. After you've finished this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Explain how school dropout, truancy and failure can be prevented
- Discuss the causes and effects of school violence
- Detail some of the programs and strategies used for school violence prevention
- Provide statistics for school shootings and bullying
- Identify the services aimed at gang prevention in schools
- Describe juvenile legal rights in the school
- Outline the pros and cons of drug testing in schools
1. Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media
The socialization that we receive in childhood has a lasting effect on our ability to interact with others in society. In this lesson, we identify and discuss four of the most influential agents of socialization in childhood: family, school, peers, and media.
2. The Relationship Between Academic Performance & Delinquency
Academic performance and juvenile delinquency have a long-standing, empirically supported correlation. Overall, poor academic performance is related to juvenile delinquency based on a number of individual, social, and institutional factors.
3. Preventing School Failure, Truancy & Dropout
School failure, truancy, and dropouts are a problem for many adolescent students. This lesson will discuss the negative effects of these issues and explore strategies for preventing them.
4. School Violence: Definition, History, Causes & Effects
In this lesson, we will learn the definition and history of school violence. We will also discuss the causes and effects of school violence. There will be a quiz at the end of the lesson.
5. School Violence Prevention: Programs & Strategies
School violence has a major impact on students' learning. But what is school violence and what can schools do to provide a safe learning environment? In this lesson, you will learn about various types of school violence and strategies and programs schools have put in place to prevent it.
6. Bullying & School Shootings: Statistics & Facts
Acts of bullying can potentially lead to devastating and, at times, fatal consequences. This lesson will examine how bullying relates to school shootings by providing relevant statistics, facts, and information.
7. Gang Prevention in Schools: Strategies & Services
This lesson will review gang prevention strategies and services that can be implemented by school systems to mitigate and discourage gang formation. Statistics and the reasons why people join gangs will also be discussed.
8. Legal Rights of Juveniles in the School
Miranda rights help protect citizens from self-incrimination, but what happens when that questioning is directed toward a student at school? Do juveniles have Miranda rights? What if the questioning is done by school officials instead of police?
9. Drug Testing in Schools: Pros & Cons
In this lesson, we'll discuss the key arguments of both opponents and proponents of drug testing in schools. We'll also look the different models of drug addiction that impact why the schools might think they need to test students.
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