Chapter 6 Critical Theories of Delinquency
Critical Theories of Delinquency
Critical theories include:
Defines who and what is delinquency
Power within a label
Chapter 7 Familly
Much of the discourse about the family and delinquency centers on the impact of
divorce, family structure (such as the number pf parents in the house), and interactions
in the family
How we see family has changed
Concerns include: child
Criteria for evaluating a theory
Is it simplistic
How much does the theory explain?
Can we test it scientifically?
Attempt to prove false
How much support w
Chapter 4 Micro Level Theories
Criteria to evaluate theory
1- Parsimony- make it simple
2- Scope- how much are we explaining (big/large)
3- Logical consistency
5- empirical validity- once tested, support can be found
6- policy implications-
Chapter 13 Juvenile Corrections
60% of adjudicated juveniles end up on probation
Chapter 5 Macrolevel Theories
Not everyone has access to legitimate means to reach cultural goals
Social Disorganization Theory
Social disorganization theory is a social structural theory of crime and delinquency that
was very popular from 1920s-1940s
Chapter 9 Peers & Gangs in Context
Gender of a youths friends is an important factor to consider:
The Use of Technology as a Means of Peer Interaction
Cellphones and computers hae become tools for youth and adults t
Chapter 8 Schools in Context
The Diverse School Experience
Demographics and the School System
Not all children experience school the same way
Trends in Academic Achievement
The national center for education statistics
Juvenile Delinquency Chapter 2
The Creation of Delinquency
Social Construction: Youth & Delinquency
Ideas about youth and misbehavior, and what about youth and misbehavior,
change over time
Notion of adolescence did not always exist
Children are not
Chapter 3: Understanding Delinquency: Data, Correlates, and Trends
Trayvon Martin Case
The outcry over Martins death was related to the widespread perception that his death
was one of many violent outcomes experienced by youth of color after they are
Study Guide Exam Three
Chapter 7: Families in Context
Concerns about the family
Three trends that impact families: know each trend and the characteristics associated
Two issues that impact the fam
Study Guide Exam One
What is a juvenile?
What are the attributes of a juvenile?
What is delinquency?
What is a status offense?
Know the three conceptions of juvenile delinquency.
What is America
Study Guide Exam Two
*For each theory you must know the concepts, propositions and theorists associated with each
Chapter 4: Micro-level Theories
What is a micro-level theory and what are the broad cri
SYP3530 Juvenile Delinquency
Exam Review Four
Chapter 11: Why a Separate Juvenile Justice System?
What is the goal of the juvenile justice system?
Where was the first juvenile court?
What was the philosophical shift in ideals?