DB Forum 5 CJUS 310.docx - Many forces affect a juvenile's behavior but I have picked one in particular and that is Peer Pressure Adolescents are easily

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Many forces affect a juvenile's behavior, but I have picked one in particular, and that is Peer Pressure. Adolescents are easily persuaded and are likely to give in to peer pressure more than anyone else because of many reasons such as fitting in or popularity. Adolescents also begin to make many friends as they grow up and this can be negative but also positive. They even start to challenge authority, which is the beginning of the problem. Sometimes a Juvenile's friends can be a positive influence on their life. This is rare though because most juveniles will conform to their surroundings and their peers rather than be a leader. Most Adolescents are more focused on keeping up with appearances and staying popular rather than keeping their heads on straight and acting with some sense. A good many of Adolescents will perform acts of Delinquency due to Peer Pressure, and I find this to be rather sad. It is so difficult for a Juvenile to see the faults in
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  • Fall '10
  • JeffreyLGodwin
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