Cja344 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Essay
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Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Paper “Delinquency is defined as the total prevalence of delinquent acts during the past12 months. The delinquency scale was adopted from the delinquency scale currently utilized in the Monitoring the Future Study of United States students that has been ongoing since1975” (Benschop, Harrison, Korf, & Erickson, 2006, p. 67). Race and ethnicity play a significant role in juvenile delinquency. As we grow up we are and become a product of our environment. Race and ethnical background play huge roles in who we are, how we are raised and what kind of life we …show more content…
“Adolescence is the period of transition between childhood and adulthood. Developmentalists have traditionally viewed adolescence as a time of psychosocial storm and stress—of bearing the burdens of wanting to be an adult long before becoming one. Developmentalists today are more likely to view adolescence as a positive time of opportunities and growth, as most adolescents make it through this transition without serious problems or rifts with parents” ("CliffNotes.com," 2000-2011, p. 1).
The most common age that a juvenile begins to become delinquent is impossible to determine because the children on this path commit crimes along the way, most of