Wanda is a 16-year-old African-American who lives in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood. She lives with her mother and five siblings. Wanda and another girl, also of a minority group, were taken into custody by the police for fighting.
Discuss the social characteristics that Wanda may have in common with other juvenile offenders and describe how these social characteristics may or may not impact her likelihood of involvement with the juvenile justice system. In your discussion, try to delve past statistical categories and look more closely at the factors that might impact this demographical information.
Use the Library to research and examine different aspects of juvenile offender characteristics.
- Recognize the theories of juvenile delinquency and how they relate to the concept of juvenile crime.
- Summarize the social characteristics of juvenile court system and accompanying laws.
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