Poverty And Juvenile Delinquency

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Poverty and Juvenile Delinquency

Poverty and Juvenile Delinquency

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Juvenile delinquency is a serious problem worldwide. Their intensity and gravity depend mostly on the social, economic and cultural development of each country (Loeber, 2001). Yet there is evidence that the world has increased in juvenile criminality combined with economic recession, especially in marginal sectors of urban centers (Burgess, 1966).

In many cases, young offenders are "street children" who have been exposed to violence in their immediate social environment, as witnesses or victims. Their level of literacy is, at best, poor, too often their primary socialization within the family ...
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