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    Describe the extent of delinquency using arrest data.
    Explain how juvenile waivers are used to control delinquency.
    Explain delinquency as presented by social process and feminist theories and discuss how these might affect juvenile treatment programs.
    Provide a critique of juvenile crime vis-à-vis their perspectives.
    Use references cite sources.

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    Describe the extent of delinquency using arrest data.

    Juveniles represented 33 million American citizens in 2007 or approximately 11% of the U.S. population. For the purposes of delinquency, a juvenile is considered anyone between the ages of 10-17, which are the primary years for juvenile delinquency. Out of this population, a total of 1.6 million arrests occurred involving juveniles while over 9 million arrests occurred for adults. According to this data, juveniles are disproportionately involved in crime as they represent approximately 15% of the FBI's Uniform Crime Report offenders for all crimes including nonviolent and violent as well as approximately 23% of violent offenders. When using arrest data, (you) must understand the "dark figures" in crime reporting, which are those that don't result in arrest. A large majority of juvenile crime and adult crime goes unreported to police, and therefore, attempting to accurately ascertain the extent of juvenile ...

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