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Risk And Resilience Factors Associated With Delinquent Behavior Among African American Adolescent Males, Lynette Atteloney
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Juvenile crime is a social problem of increasing concern to many citizens in the United States. In 2000, there were an estimated 2.4 million juvenile arrests for a variety of crimes ranging from misdemeanors to violent felony offenses. African American males are disproportionately represented among juvenile offenders in the United States. In 2000, black youth were approximately 16% of the U.S. population between the ages of 10-17; however, they accounted for 42% of juvenile arrests for violent crime.
This study explored putative factors associated with juvenile offending among a sample of African American adolescent males. The independent variables ...