Ψ Psychologists believe that adolescent crime is an indication of the emotional stress that adolescents feel.
Ψ Incidence data reveals that adolescents have the highest criminal arrest rate.
Prevalence: how widespread within a population a particular behavior is
Incidence: how often a behavior occurs.
Ψ Adolescents are actually far less often criminals than adults are.
Ψ The term adolescent-limited offender is used for a juvenile delinquent who is likely to become law-abiding once adulthood is attained.
Ψ Adolescents commit their crimes most often against other adolescents.
Human Growth & Development|
Robert C. Gates