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Fortunately, the prevalence of serious violent crime among juveniles (ages 17 and under) is very small. Most offenses committed by juveniles are minor offenses, including larceny-theft, liquor law violations, and petty drug offenses (Regoli et al., 2017). These types of minor offenses make up the bulk of all juvenile delinquency. However, the small percentage of serious juvenile crime and violence is what concerns law enforcement, the federal government, and sociologists the most. Research shows that crime is very common and even perceived as being normal for individuals during adolescence (Leal and Mier 2017; Tibbetts and Daigle 2008). Crime typically associated with teenagers depends on the situation, like an instance of peer pressure for example.



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