Juvenile Delinquency Among Negroes: A Review of the Literature with Analysis and Application of Selected Sociological Theories of Delinquent Behavior

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juvenile delinquency, African American, sociology, delinquent behavior, literary analysis, criminology


Criminology | Demography, Population, and Ecology | Legal Studies | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology


The purpose of this paper is to investigate and review the literature available on juvenile delinquency among Negroes. The literature consists of a number of empirical studies which are fragmented from each other and often from a definite theoretical orientation. A large part of this paper involves the analysis of these empirical studies and their application to the major theories of delinquent behavior. From this application it is hoped that a more congruent picture of the Negro juvenile delinquent emerges, so that it increases our understanding of this whole area of study.

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Sociology and Anthropology

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