Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency, A Holistic Perspective: an annotated bibliography.

Academic Journal

Matthew Ploeger. (1997). Youth employment and delinquency: Reconsidering a problematic relationship. Criminology, 35(4), 659-675. Retrieved February 25, 2009, from Platinum Full Text Periodicals database. (Document ID: 23258447).

Ploeger looks to explain he differences in juvenile delinquency young adults that are employed and those that are not. It would appear that employed juveniles will have lower rates of delinquency, this belief is not necessarily apparent in the findings. The difference exists prior to employment, working increases independence from parents along with parental ...

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home with more money and influence from peers were more likely to become involved with drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.

The author, Matthew Ploeger, is a professor from the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include juvenile delinquency and sociology of law, including empirical research on law and legal institutions. He is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. Ploeger’s has reported his findings in a way that can be understood by the lay person. Ploegers article is important to my research because it shows that juveniles who appear to be responsible are not necessarily so.

Newspaper article

Ken Hamblin. (1997, August 19). The roots of crime are obvious: [Rockies Edition]. Denver Post,p. B, 9:1. Retrieved March 2, 2009, from ProQuest Newsstand database. (Document ID: 13567347).

This article speaks of a study that attempts know why there is crime and juvenile delinquency, particularly in ...

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on his way to failing at life by the age of 13 he had been involved in a number of petty crimes. Mathis grew up in the toughest neighborhoods in Detroit and was raised by a single mother who worked two jobs to make ends meet. He and his brothers fell victim to gang life. His family life was the opposite though. He grew up in a home with strong Christian values, with love and discipline as a home life. He went to church twice a week but dropped out of school in the tenth grade. By the time he was 17 he had been in jail 10 times. Thankfully his mother had instilled some values as a child which made his decision to return to school an easy one. His life was an interesting ...

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