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Adolescent Crime and Victimization: Sex and Gender Differences, Similarities, and Emerging Intersections  

Holly Foster

Print publication date:
May 2014
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Jul 2014
This essay examines sex/gender differences and similarities in offending and victimization among young people. Gender differences are pronounced for violent behaviors and smaller for minor ... More

Adolescent Development, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice  

Jennifer L. Woolard

Some form of delinquency is a normative part of adolescence for a majority of teens, yet the consequences of risky behavior and juvenile justice involvement can be severe. This article ... More

Adolescent Precursors of White-Collar Crime  

Simon I. Singer

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May 2016
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Apr 2016
Delinquency in adolescence is a known precursor to adult criminality. Nonetheless, the delinquencies of adolescents are generally considered irrelevant to adult white-collar crime. This ... More

Case Study: African-American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence  

Jody Miller

Scholarship on race, crime, and justice often remains gender blind. Researchers cannot fully understand the influences of race and racism without serious consideration of its gendered ... More

Case Study: Living the Drama—Community, Conflict, and Culture among Inner-City Boys  

David J. Harding

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Disadvantaged neighborhoods can affect criminal behavior, increasing the risk of late-onset juvenile delinquency even for young people not otherwise at risk of delinquent behavior due to ... More

Case Study: Lost and Found Christianity, Conversion, and Gang Disaffiliation in Guatemala  

Kevin O’Neill

Important research focuses on why thousands of young men and women join youth gangs, but much can be learned from looking at a single life in order to understand ways individuals manage to ... More

Case Study: Black Cannabis Dealers in a White Welfare State Race, Politics, and Street Capital in Norway  

Sveinung Sandberg

An ethnographic study of a group of young black men dealing cannabis at a drug scene called The River in Oslo demonstrates that accumulation and use of street capital can be seen as ... More

Child sexual abuse  

Dana Hayward and Ross E. Cheit

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2017
Child sexual abuse is a significant moral, legal, and social problem. Approximately 5 to 8 per cent of adult men and 15 to 20 per cent of adult women in the United States experienced ... More

Child Social Skills Training in the Prevention of Antisocial Development and Crime  

Friedrich Lösel and Doris Bender

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article studies child social skills training, which can be easily implemented by teachers in schools or preschools. This training aims to prevent antisocial development in children, ... More

Commercial sexual exploitation of children  

Jenny Pearce

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2017
This essay explores key questions emerging from recent research with children who experience commercial child sexual exploitation. It examines the discrepancies between children’s right to ... More

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