The Problem Of Juvenile Delinquency

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Stephanie R. Hawkins, Philip w. Graham, Jason Williams, and Margaret A. Zahn provide us with a cornucopia of information pertaining to Resilient Girls on the Girls Study Group. In the year 2004 girls made up thirty percent of all juvenile arrest. However, the question still remains whether it is an increase in juvenile delinquency or society’s response to girl’s behavior. In order to find out the answers to these questions the office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency prevention created the Girls Study Group. To fight the statistics and improve the lives of girls in danger of juvenile delinquency.
Resiliency is the power to be able to deal with a tremendous amount of stress and negative situations. Resiliency plays key role in the prevention and intervention of programs out there. Scientists to this day still have not figured out why some kids may be resilient and not others. In the end certain factors may or may not have the same impact on others concerning gender. This reading provides you with some Intel that has been discovered in research to suggest why some girls may be protected from delinquency.
Resiliency is best defined as human’s ability to be able to adapt and learn in a negative atmosphere. Situations that they might survive may be being abused or neglected, witnessing violence, or living in poverty that could in the end lead them a life in delinquency. The majority of research today, focuses on the negative factors that contributed to making people
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