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Juvenile Delinquency

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Maria Gomez

on 18 April 2016

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Transcript of Juvenile Delinquency

SES + Environment = Juvenile Delinquency

Disorganized neighborhoods

Sense of insecurity within the neighborhood

Availability of weapons and substances in community
Albert Bandura, states that social behavior (any type of behavior that we display socially) is learned primarily by observing and imitating the actions of others.
The environment in which youth are reared can influence the likelihood of delinquency.

Socioeconomic Status
Limited Opportunities


No parent supervision

Inadequate housing
Living in a neighborhood where there are high levels of poverty and crime increases the risk of involvement in serious crime for all children growing up there.
Some ways to reduce juvenile delinquency...
Community Involvement - Block parties
Block parties twice a month in the community to provide youth with an opportunity to interact in a safe social environment.

Community Supervision
Design special police team to supervise the area more often to reduce crime.

Lock Down at 8
All minors must be indoors by 8 p.m., if found on the street by police, minor can be taken to the station.
Can we end juvenile delinquency?
But we can reduce it...
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