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Strain Theory Of Juvenile Delinquency

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When a juvenile commits a crime, it is not considered a crime, however it is considered juvenile delinquency. A massive problem throughout the US is juvenile delinquent acts. Juveniles acting out in a delinquent manner can be caused by many things. However, there is not just one reason why a juvenile may commit these acts. Instead there are many reasons that could lead up to delinquency. In this essay, I will be discussing a few theories as well as ways juveniles may receive treatment. One theory on of what causes juveniles to become delinquents, is the Strain theory which was revised by Agnew (1992). The Strain theory is basically the idea that when a juvenile is unable to achieve their goals, it leads them to committing delinquent acts. According
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