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Delinquency Dynamics

Crime has been an important issue for many decades. Most recently, juvenile crime has increased to the point that it could be considered a social epidemic, especially among the lower social economic classes. Due to the obvious correlation between adult and juvenile crime, we focus our efforts on the latter. In this study, we try to explain the dynamics of crime among poor adolescents for the immediate future. We find that an increase in delinquency prevention leads to a reduction in delinquent activity.

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Erika Camacho, Wellsesley College
Julio Villarreal, University of San Diego
Monica F. Yichoy, Cornell University