Birth Order and Juvenile Delinquency Research Paper by CalDR

Birth Order and Juvenile Delinquency
A discussion of whether birth order alone is a reliable determinant of a person's propensity to become involved in juvenile crime.
# 29556 | 3,952 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2002 | US


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This paper examines whether the sociobiological approach of a person's personality holds true in the field of juvenile crime. Specifically, the paper evaluates whether birth order is a significant determinant in whether or not a young person commits crimes and in the rates of juvenile recidivism. It takes interdisciplinary approach to the issue of birth order and juvenile delinquency, drawing on diverse literature from fields including psychology, law, criminology and sociology. The extent of birth order on youth crime is explored through a critical survey and integration of current research on the various determinants of juvenile delinquency.

Outline
Birth Order and Social Behavior
Effects of Birth Order on Criminal Behavior
A Critique of Birth Order Theory
Other Predictors of Criminal Behavior
Conclusion

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"Birth Order and Juvenile Delinquency" 04 August 2003. Web. 19 December. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/research-paper/birth-order-and-juvenile-delinquency-29556/>

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