- Carolyn SmithCarolyn SmithUniversity at Albany, State University of New York
The following article on juvenile delinquency has three major objectives: First, it defines delinquency and discusses its measurement and extent; second, it reviews theory and risk factor data on causes of delinquency; third, it discusses current trends in juvenile justice intervention and delinquency prevention, including social worker involvement.
- Children and Adolescents
- Criminal Justice
- Populations and Practice Settings
- Social Justice and Human Rights
Updated in this version
Updated to reflect more recent research and data. More material on social work roles in work with juvenile delinquency was added, and also a conclusion section.