Juvenile Delinquency Is Affected By The Family Circumstances, Activities, And Gender Of The Individual

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Abstract Studies of crime seek to explore how crime and delinquency are distributed through many variables such as family circumstances, activities, and gender. This literature review aims to analyze juvenile delinquency through these variables from research done in three specific articles. It was found that some of these variables have a direct affect on the amount of juvenile delinquency while others need further research for a conclusive answer to be found. Although theses are not all of the factors affecting juvenile delinquency, it is a representative compilation of research supporting my hypothesis.
This study hypothesizes that juvenile delinquency is directly affected by the family circumstances, activities, and gender of the individual. The hypothesis will either be rejected or accepted by the research conducted. Glossary of Terms
Juvenile- a young person, in the eyes of the law usually considered a juvenile until the age of 18.
Juvenile Delinquency- The habitual committing of criminal acts or offenses by a young person, especially one below the age at which ordinary criminal prosecution is possible.
Variable- An element, feature, or factor that is liable to change. Not consistent or having a fixed pattern.
Independent Variable- A variable (often denoted by x) whose variation does not depend on that of another.
Dependent Variable- A variable (often denoted by y) whose value depends on that of another.
Crime- An action or omission that
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