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Delinquency, Development, and Social Policy$
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David E. Brandt, Ph.D

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780300108941

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300108941.001.0001

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Childhood and Delinquency

Childhood and Delinquency

(p.18) 2 Childhood and Delinquency
Delinquency, Development, and Social Policy

David Brandt

Yale University Press

This chapter provides an overview of what is understood about how children become delinquent. It focuses on the risk factors associated with juvenile delinquency. Some of the inherent biological factors include genetic makeup, neurological makeup, and gender. Environmental factors include parental neglect, broken families, poverty, and exposure to violence.

Keywords:   risk factors, juvenile delinquency, biological factors, neurological makeup, gender, parental neglect, broken families, poverty, violence

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