Juvenile Delinquency Chapter Summaries

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Running head: CHAPTER SUMMARIES 1 Chapter summaries Jaylynn smith Aims Community College 54 hours worked on CHAPTER SUMMARIES 2 Chapter summaries Juvenile delinquency: an act committed by a minor that violates the penal code of the government with authority over the area in which the act occurs (Bartollas and Schmalleger, 2008) pg.2. In chapter one, we are introduced to what a juvenile delinquent is, and all of the issues that come along with them. This chapter goes on to define adolescents which is “the life interval between childhood and adulthood, and usually the period between the ages of twelve and eighteen.” It is said that “those…show more content…
(oxford dictionaries) so being assertive with the children who act this way to try to make them refrain from the behavior, that may result in earlier curfews, or making these offenders go to boot camp. CHAPTER SUMMARIES 3 In chapter two we start to dive into the world of measurements of delinquency, and all that applies. We able to see juvenile court statistics and a bar graph that is provided on page 30 in the text book, that a majority of the offenses was arson, then vandalism, then disorderly conduct, and so on and so forth. Lastly, in that chart, is driving under the influence. There is also a connection between racial and ethnic backgrounds and delinquency described in chapter two as well, and one of the findings was from the national longitudinal survey of adolescents health. In the chapter it also is stated that escalation of offenses is an important dimension of delinquency, this is because it shows us that if you start at a young age with breaking the law and being delinquent and defiant, it is only going to escalate from there. There are also different pathways delinquents can take, authority conflict pathway, covert pathway, and overt pathway. Authority conflict is stated to be a pathway that consists of “a sequence of stubborn behavior, defiance, and authority avoidance” (Bartollas and Schmalleger, 2008) pg. 41. There is also the idea of
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