SOCI351_Lecture Notes 1_Sp2010

SOCI351_Lecture Notes 1_Sp2010 - Just about anyone could be...

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Professor Sternheimer – Spring 2010 SOCIOLOGY 351 -  Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System Lecture Notes – Introductions What is juvenile delinquency? Who is a “delinquent?” What will we learn about delinquency this semester? How will we learn about delinquency? How to have a great semester THURSDAY – How has delinquency been conceptualized historically? Who is a delinquent? (Class participation) Answer “Yes” or “No” to the following questions – As a juvenile, . . . Have you every skipped school without a legitimate excuse or parental note? Have you ever defied parental or adult authority? Have you ever taken things that did not belong to you? Have you ever purposely damaged and/or destroyed public property? Have you ever purchased and/or consumed alcohol? ***IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANYONE OF THE ABOVE QUESTIONS – THEN YOU ARE/WERE CONSIDERED A JUVENILE DELINQUENT***
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Unformatted text preview: Just about anyone could be defined as a delinquent We tend to demonize young people o For example, sexting, sending revealing photos to friends is considered a delinquent act nowadays. How we think/define delinquency? ***WATCH CLIP FROM BRAT CAMP*** Parents are scared victims Delinquency can be stopped by discipline/authority Physical stereotypes Time limit placed of delinquency Professor Sternheimer Spring 2010 SOCIOLOGY 351 - Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System Youth go from innocent to beastly Gender deviance o Girls = sexual activity o Boys = violence and/or drugs Labeling o Their identity becomes fused into their labels Youth are suicidal Medication and/or mental health are services needed for youth delinquency Issues of control and/or respect Youth tend to live in the future...
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