Child abuse and juvenile delinquency: A review of the literature

Publication Year:
Usage 710
Downloads 705
Abstract Views 5
Repository URL:
Anthony, Charlotte Center
Juvenile delinquency; Minorities; Child abuse -- Social aspects; Female juvenile delinquents; Child abuse in literature; Juvenile justice; Criminology and Criminal Justice
project description
There seems to be common agreement among practitioners and researchers in Criminal Justice that youth who are abused often become participants in the juvenile justice system. The current literature finds considerable evidence to support this position. However, some questions concerning the relationship between child abuse and juvenile delinquency remain. Specifically, how direct, or casual, is the link between the two? Are different groups of youth, such as Hispanic famales uniquely affected?