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The paper discusses juvenile delinquency which is now considered a different status for young people both socially and legally. The paper further discusses how childhood and adolescence exist as separate and distinct stages of life, unique from other stages. The writer examines scientific methods of studying crime and delinquency and the progress the courts have made in distinguishing vagrant and pauper children from criminal children. The paper further examines Charles Cooley's publication, analyzing the personal perception of juvenile delinquents, by studying children and their imaginary friends.
From the Paper:"The sociologists indicate the juvenile delinquency to be a status determined both by age and behavior. Presently, it is clear that the childhood and adolescence exist as separate and distinct stages of life unique from other stages. However, the discovery of childhood and adolescence as distinct stages of life was very slow and was not complete until the Enlightenment, when Rousseau's idea of developmental stages confined a growing awareness of age distinctions across the course of life. Such recognition of developmental stages and differentiation based on age had significant impact for the framework of family life, for child rearing, for education."
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Juvenile Delinquency (2006, December 12) Retrieved June 30, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/juvenile-delinquency-75417/
"Juvenile Delinquency" 12 December 2006. Web. 30 June. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/juvenile-delinquency-75417/>