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NCJ Number: 34505 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: UNREPORTED CRIME IN MONTREAL, CANADA
Journal: CRIMINOLOGY MADE IN CANADA  Volume:3  Issue:1 & 2  Pages:5-16
Author(s): L BIRON; M LEBLANC
Corporate Author: University of Ottawa
Dept of Criminology
Canada
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1E5, Canada
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: French
Country: Canada
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE PRESENTS A SYNTHESIS OF THE RESULTS OF SEVEN SELF-REPORTED DELINQUENCY STUDIES IN THE METROPOLITAN MONTREAL AREA ON THE EXTEND AND NATURE OF UNREPORTED JUVENILE DELINQUENCY.
Abstract: INVESTIGATED IS WHETHER JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IS RELATED TO THE NORMAL PROCESS OF SOCIALIZATION AND INTERNALIZATION OF LEGAL AND SOCIETAL NORMS. ANALYSIS OF STUDY RESULTS INDICATED THAT OVER 90 PERCENT OF THE JUVENILES STUDIED REPORTED COMMITTED SOME ILLEGAL ACT FOR WHICH THEY HAD NOT BEEN 'CAUGHT' AND THAT LESS THAN 20 PERCENT COMMITTED MORE THAN A FEW MINOR OFFENSES. THE MOST FREQUENTLY REPORTED 'CRIMES' INCLUDED TRUANCY, DRINKING, HAVING SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH A MEMBER OF THE OPPOSITE SEX, AND MISDEMEANOR SHOPLIFTING. THE MORE SERIOUS CRIMES, SUCH AS FELONY THEFT, STAYING OUT ALL NIGHT, VANDALISM WERE REPORT LEAST OFTEN. DIFFERENCES IN RESPONSES RELATED TO SEX, AGE, AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS ARE EXAMINED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. --IN FRENCH. INTRODUCTION IN ENGLISH
Index Term(s): Canada; Unreported crimes
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