Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Abstract

Previous research has defined several factors as predictors to juvenile delinquency. Characteristics among the youth involved in criminal behavior include various home placements, running away, mental health problems, physical and sexual abuse, delinquency history, and family members with a delinquent background. These factors were analyzed in the current to observe whether the predictors were relevant to girls detained in the Las Vgeas juvenile justice system. While observing the data in this study, it appeared that predictors described in previous research were in fact present among this population. However, Further research should take an in depth look at these factors in order to determine whether they could be deemed predictors among the Las Vegas youth.

Keywords

Girls; Female juvenile delinquents; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile justice; Administration of; Nevada – Las Vegas; Social indicators

Disciplines

Courts | Criminology | Juvenile Law | Law and Gender | Other Law | Other Sociology

Language

English

Comments

Mentor: Dr. Alexis Kennedy