- 犯罪社会学研究 (ISSN:0386460X)
- vol.7, pp.186-199, 1982 (Released:2017-03-31)
Compared to juvenile delinquents, status offenders tend to be given more protective measures such as probation and referral to a juvenile training school. This tendency is specifically conspicuous in female cases; i.e., although 6.8 percent of total female delinquents was put under protective measures in 1980, it was 44.4 percent in case of female status offenders. Comparison was made to find difference of characteristics between male and female status offenders. And also a hypothesis that different factors will contribute to giving protective measures to a boy and to a girl, was examined. The result showed that factors, such as age, parental status and age of first delinquency much more contribute to the selection of girls for protective measures. The most important factor for the selection of boys was "status", that is, a student, employed, or unemployed.