Adolescence And Adulthood And The Factors That Promote Childhood Delinquency Essay

1731 WordsNov 22, 20167 Pages
Bates and Swanson said, “At its most basic a correlate of delinquency is anything that shows itself to have a relationship to delinquency” (Bates & Swan, 2014). Our society has always put delinquency in the same category as school systems, but what is commonly overlooked are many other factors that go into the correlation between schools and delinquency. The label of delinquency in schools does not just get slapped on because the justice system is looking for an excuse. There are many articles over adolescent delinquency and less research on juvenile delinquency. Could it be because there are just simply less crimes committed at a young age, or that they are less threatening and society does not see it as a problem? Studies show that children from the ages seven to twelve are at risk for more serious delinquency in adulthood (Lucero, Barrett, & Jensen, 2015). This paper will examine the relationship between delinquency in adolescence and adulthood and the factors that promote childhood delinquency. Three questions come to mind on this topic: How are social factors such as gender and race effect children’s chances on becoming labeled as a delinquent; does parental involvement have an effect on early delinquency, and is there a correlation between the social status of neighborhoods and social disorganization relating to juvenile delinquency in schools? Through this paper the goal is to become more educated, and begin to relate a positive label with the school system and
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