Academic Success And Juvenile Delinquency

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My goal as a criminal justice student is to explore the ways a social community, social norms and ethics affect the criminal justice community within that society. What interests me most is the relationship between race and income levels and the involvement of the criminal justice system. The research topic, I decided to study is the relationship between academic success and juvenile delinquency. Answering the question does poor academic performance increase the likelihood of juvenile delinquency? I see my research as part of a broader effort in the social sciences and criminal justice sector to study the interactions linking education, cultural and or self -identity, and economic development within our society. I aim to understand if the self-esteem, and self-worth for a juvenile dependent on such factors as academic success, economic/ family wealth, and family perceptions and personal views on education and criminal involvement. Criminologists argue that social bonds to adult institutions such as the family help support informal social control which can reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior in adulthood. For most individuals, immediate family members are the first socializing forces in their lives. Which, in turn, helps to teach and enforce respect for self, and others, compassion, empathy, controlling of unacceptable behaviors and delaying of gratification. On the other hand, a child can also learn aggressive, violent, and deviant behaviors from their family circle.
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