Application: Risk Factors and Coping Skills for Juvenile Victims

Many behaviors can increase an individual’s risk of victimization. For example, if you leave your car doors unlocked, you might become a victim of burglary. The act of leaving your car unlocked does not mean you were responsible for or to blame for the burglary, but it is a behavior that increased the likeliness of the burglary. This also applies to juvenile victims. Many behaviors can increase juveniles’ risk of victimization. Disaffected (rebellious) youth often challenge authorities and disobey rules. The behaviors these youths demonstrate can increase the likelihood of them becoming juvenile victims. Once victimized, it is important for juveniles to have the skills necessary to overcome victimization.

For this Assignment, you consider behaviors of disaffected youth that might increase the likelihood of juvenile victimization. Also, you consider the impact of resilience and coping skills on overcoming juvenile victimization.

The Assignment (2–3 pages):

  • Describe two behaviors that may be demonstrated by disaffected youth, and explain how each might increase the likelihood that the youth become juvenile victims.
  • Explain how the use of resilience and coping skills may help a juvenile victim overcome victimization.
  • Explain why some juvenile victims may grow up to be more adjusted than others.

Two to three pages with at least three references….

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the readings.

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create SUBHEADINGS to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.


  • Course Text: Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice
    • Chapter 14, “Youth Crime and Justice in a Changing Society”
  • Article: Dowdell, E. B., & Bradley, P. K. (2010). Risky Internet behaviors: A case study of online and offline stalking. The Journal of School Nursing, 26, 436–442. 
  • Article: Ferguson, K. M. (2009). Exploring family environment characteristics and multiple abuse experiences among homeless youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24, 1875–1891. 
  • Article: Gaylord Forbes, S. (2011). Sex, cells, and SORNA: Applying sex offender registration laws to sexting cases. William & Mary Law Review, 52, 1717–1746.
  • Article: Meredith, J. P. (2010). Combating cyberbullying: Emphasizing education over criminalization. Federal Communications Law Journal, 63(1), 311–340. 
  • Article: Nicol, A., & Fleming, M. J. (2010). “i h8 u”: The influence of normative beliefs and hostile response selection in predicting adolescents’ mobile phone aggression—A pilot study. Journal of School Violence, 9(2), 212–231.
  • Article: Wells, M., & Mitchell, K. J. (2008). How do high-risk youth use the Internet? Characteristics and implications for prevention. Child Maltreatment, 13(3), 227–234.
  • Article: Wethal, T. (2008). Digital kids in danger. Law Enforcement Technology, 35(4), 10–15.
  • Article: Iacono, J. (2011). The sex offender registration and notification act and its commerce clause implications. Widener Law Review, 17(1), 227–259.
  • Article: O’Donnel, D. A., Schwab-Stone, M. E., & Muyeed, A. Z. (2002). Multidimentional resilience in urban children exposed to community violence. Child Development, 73, 1265–1282.
  • Article: Ungar, M. (2001). The social construction of resilience among “problem” youth in out-of-home placement: A study of health-enhancing deviance. Child & Youth Care Forum, 30(3), 137–154.

Do you need a similar assignment done for you from scratch? We have qualified writers to help you. We assure you an A+ quality paper that is free from plagiarism. Order now for an Amazing Discount!
Use Discount Code "Newclient" for a 15% Discount!

NB: We do not resell papers. Upon ordering, we do an original paper exclusively for you.