MA (Master of Arts)
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Larry S. Miller
Dennis Hamm, Michael C. Braswell
The purpose of this study was to analyze those factors that affect the commitment rate of juveniles and how outside variables such as gender, race, parents, and school attendance affect the commitment rate of crime and delinquency. The variables used for this study came from the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) data collected by Esbensen and Osgood (1999). The analysis revealed that females are more likely to have a higher commit rate than males, that Whites have a higher commit rate than other races, that those juveniles living with their father have a lower commit rate than those living with others, and those juveniles who do not attend school often are less likely to commit crimes and delinquent actions than those who attend more often.
Thesis - Open Access
Thompson, Mitchell Andrew, "Juvenile Commitment Rate: The Effects of Gender, Race, Parents, and School." (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 993. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/993
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