Understanding the Association Between Routine Activites, Social Bonds, Violent Victimization, and Violent Offending
According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), juveniles have an arrest rate of 137 per 100,000 people for violent crimes (Department of Justice, 2019). The DOJ has found that even though the arrest rate of juveniles has been steadily declining since 1980, there is still a significant number of juveniles arrested for offenses each year (Department of Justice, 2019). Juvenile crime and delinquent behavior continue to be problematic considering the high level of offenses being recorded annually. Juvenile offenses can also be serious and include violent acts including murder, sexual assault and robbery. It is critical to study juvenile violent offending to determine what causes one to commit these horrific acts. This study will add to existing research on juvenile violent offending and violent victimization by determining the association between juvenile’s relationships and activities with their behavior. It is important to study juvenile violent victimization because it is often linked to violent offending, meaning that decreasing one should decrease another (Shaffer & Ruback, 2002). Doing so will allow for policy changes which would benefit our communities through determining the cause of juvenile offending and victimization. Therefore, juvenile offending can be significantly decreased, which then will lead to a decrease in juvenile victimization. (Shortened by ProQuest.)
Criminology|Developmental psychology|Social psychology
Lynch, Caleigh Donovan, "Understanding the Association Between Routine Activites, Social Bonds, Violent Victimization, and Violent Offending" (2020). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI28260419.