Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276984
Title:
Juvenile delinquency on the Navajo reservation
Author:
Fehr, Angela Birgit, 1964-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Three major theories on juvenile delinquency were examined with respect to their applicability to Navajo juvenile crime. The theories selected were social disorganization-social control theory, status frustration-structural strain theory, and normative conflict-differential association theory. An overview of Navajo social organization was given with a focus on traditional methods of deviance control in Navajo society. Additionally, surveys were administered to 111 students at all levels of Chinle High School on the Navajo reservation. Cross-tabulations were used to determine gender differences with respect to the commission of delinquent acts, as well as possible correlations between alcohol abuse in the students' home and liquor offenses committed by students. Religious affiliation, religiosity, as well as selected aspects of acculturation were examined in their relation to Navajo juvenile delinquency.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Navajo Indians -- Juvenile delinquency.; Indians of North America -- Arizona -- Juvenile delinquency.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; American Indian Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Deloria, Vine, Jr.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleJuvenile delinquency on the Navajo reservationen_US
dc.creatorFehr, Angela Birgit, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorFehr, Angela Birgit, 1964-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThree major theories on juvenile delinquency were examined with respect to their applicability to Navajo juvenile crime. The theories selected were social disorganization-social control theory, status frustration-structural strain theory, and normative conflict-differential association theory. An overview of Navajo social organization was given with a focus on traditional methods of deviance control in Navajo society. Additionally, surveys were administered to 111 students at all levels of Chinle High School on the Navajo reservation. Cross-tabulations were used to determine gender differences with respect to the commission of delinquent acts, as well as possible correlations between alcohol abuse in the students' home and liquor offenses committed by students. Religious affiliation, religiosity, as well as selected aspects of acculturation were examined in their relation to Navajo juvenile delinquency.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectNavajo Indians -- Juvenile delinquency.en_US
dc.subjectIndians of North America -- Arizona -- Juvenile delinquency.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAmerican Indian Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDeloria, Vine, Jr.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1336681en_US
dc.identifier.oclc21270057en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17201391en_US
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