Learning Objectives

On completion of this chapter, students should be able to do the following:

  • Recognize differences between delinquency profiles based on official statistics and behavioral profiles
  • Recognize and discuss the multitude of factors related to delinquency
  • Discuss the impact of social factors (e.g., family, schools, social class) on delinquency
  • Discuss the effects of physical factors (e.g., gender, age, race) on delinquency