CJS 240 W4 Study Notes

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Gender and DelinquencyJOSH GORBANAccording to the Florida Department of Corrections, has received 6,619 juvenile offenders that were sentenced to juvenile facilities and a total of 89,776 individual youths during the 2007-2008 year (Florida Department of Corrections 2008). The report released by the Florida Department of Corrections states that of the above number of juveniles handled, 28, 113 were females. This is 33% of the total 89,776 juveniles referred to the department of corrections, the remaining are males. What is the reasoning thought to be behind why males are more inclined to be involved with the law than females?One reason to have influence over the gender aggression is thought to be social development. Females are generally raised to be more aware of their surroundings and the way people look at them. Females are also generally raised to be dainty and not as aggress

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