LINKS in POVERTY
Poverty and a Lack of Education are Fueling Juvenile Crime A 6 page essay arguing that juvenile crime is directly related to poverty and poor education.. (2003, March 27). In WriteWork.com. Retrieved 09:45, February 28, 2013, from http://www.writework.com/essay/poverty-and-lack-education-fueling-juvenile-crime-6-page-e http://books.google.com.ph/books?id=v6Zb7CAOL5EC&pg=PA208&lpg=PA208&dq=juvenile+delinquency+and+poverty&source=bl&ots=4MFkddmqDV&sig=OSGovqoJc6AmRQVpIx0Dju_HJi8&hl=fil&sa=X&ei=N34vUc3eH4iTiQezxIC4Cg&ved=0CFYQ6AEwBzgU
Inadequate material and social resources (in terms of health, job, education , lodgings, social net, rights) can seriously lead to marginalization and to adopt a “culture of poverty”, whereas people reproduce and transmit, not affecting value and norm systems behavior, being forced to cope with life’s problems resorting to alternative strategies. Children from poorer families, for example, “are less able to satisfy their desires for material goods, excitement and social status by legal or socially approved methods, and so tend to choose illegal or socially disapproved methods. The relative inability of poorer children to achieve their goals by legitimate methods could be because they tend to fail in school and tend to have erratic, low status employment histories” (Farrington 1995: 948). Poverty, as a multidimensional disadvantage, is irregularity in income and social condition that during childhood causes a chronic cycle of transmission from one generation to another (i.e., intergenerational persistence), with serious reflection on later life (Warzywoda-Kruszynska and Rokicka 2007). Poverty gives rise to harsh impairment of neural (language, memory) and abilities development (Krugman 2008). A negative association has been noted between poverty and array of children’s health, cognitive and socioemotional outcomes (McLeod and Shanahan 1993; Bolger...
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