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NCJ Number: 121708 Find in a Library
Title: Explaining Juvenile Delinquency From a Biosocial Developmental Perspective
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:33  Issue:3  Dated:(December 1989)  Pages:185-196
Author(s): W Buikhuisen
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 12
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article focuses on the persistent juvenile offender.
Abstract: A multidisciplinary theory is offered to explain his criminal behavior. This theory starts from the assumption that in the case of the chronic juvenile delinquent we are dealing with a failing socialization process. Factors influencing the outcome of this socialization process are discussed and analyzed from a developmental perspective. Working hypotheses are presented to help understand why some developments may lead to behavioral problems such as criminal activities, while in other cases internalization of problems can be observed. This article is an attempt at integration of existing theories concerning the persistent juvenile offender. 2 figures, 24 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Psychological causes of delinquency
Index Term(s): Child development; Juvenile recidivism statistics; Social Learning
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