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By Steven B. Carswell

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ISBN-13: 9781593321956

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Carswell reviews the relationships between parental attachment, socioeconomic prestige, peer relationships and participation in threat behaviors and delinquency between city African American adolescence. He unearths that better socioeconomic prestige and parental attachment are regarding lowered participation in danger behaviors in either deviant peer relationships and delinquency. in addition, greater involvement in deviant peer relationships is expounded to bigger participation in either hazard behaviors and delinquency. The involvement of minor in antisocial behaviors is a mirrored image of a posh internet of non-public and public illnesses in the US that calls for a number of prevention and intervention innovations designed to lessen threat components and increase protecting elements within the person, relations, peer, college, and group domain names.

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40 Delinquency among African American Youth Finally, the last element of Hirschi’s social control theory (1969) relates to the extent to which an individual accepts the belief that society’s norms and value systems are morally valid and personally meaningful. Consequently, those individuals who believe in society’s moral and behavioral doctrines and standards are more likely to uphold them and far less likely to commit deviant acts than are those individuals who have weakly accepted these beliefs (Hirschi, 1969; Siegel & Senna, 1991).

1990), coupled with a dwindling employment base for residents of these communities, has led to fewer legitimate occupational opportunities for urban youth who live in these communities (Peterson & Harrell, 1992; Wilson, 1987, 1996). Moreover, government budget cuts as a result of increasing concern by politicians and certain citizen groups over tax increases have reduced community resources and, thereby, exacerbated these serious social problems, creating even greater obstacles to promoting positive behavior.

In general, however, research suggests that females are more likely than males to participate in minor crimes or status offenses including larceny theft, running away from home, truancy, incorrigibility, and milder forms of physical threats or violence (Chesney-Lind, 1986, 1989, 1997, 2002; ChesneyLind & Shelden, 1992; Morash, 1986; Naffine, 1989; Rhodes & Fischer, 1993; Sondheimer, 2001; Steffensmeier & Schwartz, 2002). Moreover, as posited by Sarigiani et al Mediators of Deviant Behavior 21 (1999) this body of research further suggests that males and females differ in terms of the deviance-related risk and protective factors to which they are exposed within their social and physical environments.

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