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2004

Florida International University

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Risk And Resilience Factors Associated With Delinquent Behavior Among African American Adolescent Males, Lynette Atteloney Apr 2004

Risk And Resilience Factors Associated With Delinquent Behavior Among African American Adolescent Males, Lynette Atteloney

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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 ...