Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Family Issues

By Joan F. Kaywell | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 5
Delinquency and Family Conflict

Barbara L. Stanford& Roger D. Herring


INTRODUCTION

Although adolescents are becoming increasingly involved in delinquent activity, fortunately it is only a relatively small number of them who are serious or repeat offenders. Youth under the age of 21 account for about 30% of police arrests in the United States (U.S. Department of Justice, 1991). This number does not, however, reveal how many youth have committed crimes but have not been caught, how serious their crimes are, or whether many or few are responsible for them ( Henggeler, 1989).

The lay perception is that most of these crimes are committed by males with a childhood history of antisocial behavior. Indeed, teenage females accounted for 25% of all juvenile arrests in 1995 according to a study conducted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention analyzing female crime from the 1980s through 1995 ( Hedges, 1996). The same study, however, also revealed that for every 100,000 females (ages 10 to 17), 121 were arrested for a violent crime compared with 786 boys. Boys may commit more crimes, but the rate of female youth crime has grown faster than that of male arrests. Young women are joining male gangs as subsidiary members and also forming all-female gangs. With the teenage population expected to rise 17% in the next decade and the trends of juvenile delinquency expected to increase accordingly, the prevention and remediation of this population deserves national attention.

____________________
I would like to thank my graduate students, Carmelita King, Malinda Pitts, and Derek Groff for assistance with the annotations.

-99-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Family Issues
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 308

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.