ERIC Number: EJ748315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
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Why Does an Adolescent Commit a Crime?
Russian Education and Society, v46 n2 p23-31 Feb 2004
In the past few years, Russian adolescents have become a criminally active category of the population. A substantial portion of the contingents of participants in crime consists of students in general education schools. In 2000, their proportion added up to 27 percent of all crimes committed by minors. A study of the structure of the total file of criminal acts shows that the most widespread kinds of crime are thefts and other kinds of unlawful taking of someone else's property. This article discusses why the social, political, and economic transformations in Russia have had a greater impact on juveniles than on other categories of the population. At the present time, adolescents make up one of the most socially and economically unprotected categories of the population; many of them suffer from a state of stress, apathy, and irritation.
Descriptors: Crime, School Security, Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Social Change, Economic Change, Stress Variables
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Identifiers - Location: Russia