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Exam Review - Chapter 1 Violent arrests have dropped better...

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Chapter 1 Violent arrests have dropped – better economy conditions, more opportunities to commit crime (internet, gang), longer sentences, tougher law enforcement, expanded community policing. Understand the trend of juvenile delinquency, doesn’t always give us good data. Chapter 2 – Super predator Myth What makes it a myth? (Dellio) you’re talking about a very small percentage, even less than a few percent. Find out why it is a myth – because of the data he used, and reality of how many people are like that James Q Wilson – Raised fear about the super predator, saying there will be more teens and because of that there will be even more super predators. Dellio took the 6% that Wilson found as serious offenders, dellio said 6% of the juvenile offenders in the United States must be super offenders without any real data or cause. Deliquency was more dangerous in the past – not true, myth Rates stay the same – not true, they fluctuate, myth Less violent offending in the past – not true, myth Juvenile violence epidemic – not true, myth Juvenile frequently carry and traffic guns – not true, myth School shooting is increasing – not true, myth Minorities are more likely to commit crimes than whites – not true, myth Juveniles justice system doesn’t work – debatable myth Transferring juveniles into the adult system reduces delinquency – not true, myth Strain Theory – Frustration from not being able to achieve the goals of higher class. Look it up Travis Hearschy Control Theory – weak bonds between an individual and society. Lower income communities, there are fewer bonds to their community. More people that are involved in their communities the less likely they will become delinquents. Differential Association Theory – He or she acts like the people they hang out with. If they see someone do they are more likely to do it Neutralization theory – If you try to justify your actions against someone for
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