Ch 5: Social Forces & Delinquency

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll examine a variety of social forces that influence juvenile delinquency. These bite-size lessons and quizzes can benefit students who need to catch up in a class, bring up their grades and prepare for upcoming exams.

Social Forces & Delinquency - Chapter Summary

Follow along with our expert instructors to learn about the different types of social forces that can affect juvenile delinquency. You'll see how peer pressure and the media can influence adolescents, and you'll also explore the causes of youth violence, cyberbullying and substance abuse. The chapter comes with self-assessment quizzes to help you solidify your understanding of these concepts. The chapter is accessible 24/7, and you can use any computer or mobile device to study. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define peer pressure
  • Explain how adolescents can be affected by the media
  • Identify the causes of youth violence
  • Recognize the signs of cyberbullying
  • Discuss the causes of substance use, abuse and dependence
  • Explain the risks of substance abuse in adolescents
  • Evaluate strategies that aim to prevent and correct juvenile substance abuse

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Social Forces & Delinquency
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What is Peer Pressure? - Definition & Explanation

1. What is Peer Pressure? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you'll learn who your peers are and how they can pressure you into actions that you wouldn't normally do -- peer pressure. We'll cover types of peer pressure and who is most likely to experience it.

How the Media Impacts Adolescents

2. How the Media Impacts Adolescents

With increased access to the media, adolescents are increasingly influenced by it. This lesson speaks about what the media is, who adolescents are, and the positive and negative impacts the media has on adolescents.

Youth Violence: Definition & Causes

3. Youth Violence: Definition & Causes

Most children act in negative ways at some point in their lives, so what really defines youth violence? This lesson examines different types of youth violence, as well as risk factors.

Cyberbullying: Signs, Effects & Solutions

4. Cyberbullying: Signs, Effects & Solutions

Cyberbullying can have a seriously negative effect on children. Find out what cyberbullying is and signs to look out for that indicate your child is being cyberbullied, as well as some solutions you can employ.

Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

5. Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

Substance use, abuse, and dependence are often confused with each other. In this lesson, we'll look at the differences between the three and common causes of addiction.

Adolescents & the Risk of Substance Abuse

6. Adolescents & the Risk of Substance Abuse

In this lesson, you'll learn about many of the key factors that predispose adolescents to substance abuse, including things that may be going on at home or in school.

Substance Abuse & Juvenile Delinquency: Prevention & Correction Strategies

7. Substance Abuse & Juvenile Delinquency: Prevention & Correction Strategies

Is there a link between substance abuse and juvenile delinquency? Continue with the lesson to learn if the two are related and what can be done to help prevent and correct the problem.

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