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NCJ Number: 40769 Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, VALUE STANDARDS, AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS - AN EXAMINATION OF A NON-CLASS-SPECIFIC PERSPECTIVE
Author(s): S A CERNKOVICH
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 231
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY SEEKS A GENERAL, NON-CLASS-SPECIFIC EXPLANATION OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY ACROSS SOCIOECONOMIC STRATA.
Abstract: THE STUDY ATTEMPTS TO PROVIDE AN EMPIRICALLY VALIDATED ALTERNATIVE TO THE CLASS-BASED THEORIES THAT CHARACTERIZE THE SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY. SPECIFICALLY, THE CONCEPT OF VALUE STANDARDS, AS CULTURAL RULES GUIDING THE SELECTION AMONG ALTERNATIVE COURSES OF ACTION, IS PROPOSED AS THE KEY VARIABLE IN ACCOUNTING FOR DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR IN A VARIETY OF SOCIOECONOMIC STRATA. THE MAJOR HYPOTHESIS EXPLORES THE EMPIRICAL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, CULTURE VALUE STANDARDS, AND DELINQUENCY INVOLVEMENT. A SELF ADMINISTERED QUESTIONNAIRE DISTRIBUTED TO MALE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GENERATED THE DATA FOR TESTING THE PROPOSED CAUSAL MODEL. THE RELEVANT LITERATURE IS CRITICALLY REVIEWED. THE SAMPLE, SAMPLING PROCEDURE, AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TARGET POPULATION ARE DISCUSSED. THE DOMINANT TECHNIQUES OF DATA ANALYSIS ARE PRESENTED AND THE DISSERTATION CONCLUDES WITH AN ANALYSIS OF THE RESEARCH DATA AND A SUMMARY. A SAMPLE SURVEY IS INCLUDED....MSP
Index Term(s): Critiques; Juvenile delinquency factors; Models; Questionnaires; Sampling; Socioeconomic causes of delinquency; Statistical analysis; Surveys
Note: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - DISSERTATION
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