Just how much delinquency is going on?. Defining/Measuring Juvenile Crime Trends in Juvenile Delinquency, and Abuse/Neglect The Danger of Misusing Data. Types of Delinquency. Non-Delinquent Activity (Status Offenses) Hard to get reliable information Self-report probably most accurate
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Defining/Measuring Juvenile Crime
Trends in Juvenile Delinquency, and Abuse/Neglect
The Danger of Misusing Data
Percent Using in Past 30 Days
Juveniles have declined in the population?
NO: The proportion of juveniles has been
increasing in the 1990s (echo boomers are coming)
Poverty, Economy, Public Policy?
No clear indications of This
Best Argument I’ve Seen?
Crack Epidemic Produced most of the violence
in…now the drug markets have stabilized