Juvenile Delinquency: Exploring Factors of Gender and Family

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Juvenile delinquency may evolve around many different factors before it becomes a problem for society to solve. Gender and family structure can be a large and underlining cause of why children enter the criminal justice system. By examining the gender and family makeup, one could better understand how to treat a troubled individual. The differences in behind gender and juvenile delinquency are strikingly apparent. To start it has been proven that females have a significantly higher emotion IQ than males. Females are far greater at controlling their emotions than males. Young boys need supervision and guidance from their mothers. …show more content…
Individual measures of strain may both directly and indirectly lead to individual delinquency. Indirectly, the likelihood that strain will lead delinquency is mediated by feelings of negative effect, specifically anger, among individuals." (Cochran, Dembo, Sellers, Wareham, 2005) This definition clearly places the root at genetics but leaves the ultimate choice of Gender3

acting out delinquency upon the individual. More scientists who agree state this, "General strain theory fit's the assumption of indeterminacy because it posits that a given concept, stress, leads to anger and ultimately to a variety of delinquent responses, including retaliatory ( e.g., violence or vandalism), escapists (e.g., drugs or truancy), and/or instrumental (e.g., theft or cheating) delinquency. Consistent with the indeterminacy assumption, researchers often assess strain theory using a single, composite measure of stress." ( De Coster, Kort-Butler, 2006) These analysts also have concluded that the General strain theory can be measured and put into statistics for further study. Experts believe they have found a solution to the genetic disposition that leave some

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