(3) How Much Delinquency Is There and Is It

(3) How Much Delinquency Is There and Is It - JD: Causes...

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JD: Causes and Control (3)
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approximately 1.6 million juvenile arrests  in 2006 a. about 372,559 arrests for Part I crimes, with  larceny theft accounting for over half   (416,000 in 2002) b. about 1.2 million arrests for Part II offenses,  with most arrests for “other assaults,”  disorderly conduct, drug abuse violations,  liquor law violations, curfew violations, and  running away  (1.2 million in 2002) c. greater number of arrests for minor crimes  than for serious crimes 
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2. juvenile arrest rate  a. number of juvenile arrests per 100,000 juveniles ages  10-17 in a population  b. about 6,833 per 100,000 juveniles  (1) 280 violent Part I offenses  (2) 1,468 property Part I offenses  3. 309,000 Part I crimes cleared by arrest of  juveniles 
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2002 Monitoring the Future  survey administered to sample of about 2,500 high school seniors  a. problems  (1) omits dropouts and students who are suspended or truant  (2) omits serious offenses like homicide and rape  (3) employs vague response categories  b. status offenses and minor forms of delinquency are common  (1) drinking alcohol  (2) fighting with parents  (3) petty theft  (4) fighting  c. serious crimes are less frequent, although not uncommon 
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administered to sample of 1,725 adolescents ages 11 through 17  a. methodology  (1) sample of adolescents asked about extent of their delinquency in 1976 and same  group surveyed several additional times through 1990s  (2) included status offenses, minor crimes, and serious crimes  (3) precisely measured number of times each act was committed  (4) avoided use of vague response categories 
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