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Department
Sociology
Course
Sociology 2267A/B
Professor
Daphne Heywood
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 1: The Rise and Fall of Delinquency public issues: matters of public concern that are debated in a variety of forums and usually involve  demands for action pre­confederation period = children and youth treated same as adults victorian period = behaviour and well being of children and youth became a subject of concern post­Victorian period = youthful offenders separated from adults in an attempt to prevent them from  developing criminal lifestyle that could last a lifetime discourse: how things are talked about/understood, orally and in written form, including formal talk, such  theory, professional talk (reports, books, media, conversation) politics of youth: ways in which youth crime is understood and talked about, both formally and  informally, and actions, laws, and policies that derive from this discourse ­ property crime accounts for half of youth crime, 18% for violent crimes juvenile justice system: system of laws, policies, practices designed under the guiding philosophy  that children and youth, because of their age and maturity, should not be subject to criminal law in the same  manner as adults ­ social workers, lawyers, others who work directly with young offenders believed neither youth nor YOA  was a problem ­ “old buffalo police officers”, store security personnel, small business owners, and home owners  associations believed youth and YOA was a problem because.. youth lacked… respect for anyone or anything, often used foul language and no fear of using it sense of responsibility for their criminal behaviour increasingly invo
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