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Juvenile Delinquency

formed when youth develop a firm sense of who they are and what they stand for ego identity
when youths place themselves at the mercy of leaders who promise to give them a sense of identity they cannot develop for themselves role diffusion
young people who are extremely vulnerable to the negative consequences of school failure, substance abuse, and early sexuality at-risk youths
participation in illegal behavior by a minor who falls under a statutory age limit juvenile delinquency
youths who have been arrested four or more times during their minority and perpetuate a striking majority of serious criminal acts chronic juvenile offenders
the segment of the justice system, including law enforcement officers, the court, and correctional agencies, designed to treat youthful offenders juvenile justice system
a family style wherein the father is the final authority on all family matters and exercise complete control over his wife and children paternalistic family
english statutes that allowed the courts to appoint overseers for destitute and neglected children, placement of these children as servants in the homes of the affluent poor laws
court proceedings created in fifteeth- century england to oversee the living of highborn minors who were orphaned or otherwise could not care for themselves chancery courts
the power of the states to act on behalf of the child and provide care and protection equivalent to that of a parent parens patriae
reformers who developed programs for troubled youth and influenced legislation creating the juvenile justice system child savers
juvenile who has been adjudicated by a judicial officer of a juvenile court as having committed a delinquent act delinquent
a philosophical viewpoint that encourages the state to take control of wayward children and provide care, custody, and treatment to remedy delinquent behavior best interest of the child
the criteria on which juvenile sentencing is based need for treatment
transferring legal jurisdiction over the most serious and experienced juvenile offenders to the adult court for criminal prosection waiver also known as bindover or removal
conduct that is illegal only because the child is underage status offense
Created by: tinytina54