AuthorFehr, Angela Birgit, 1964-
KeywordsNavajo Indians -- Juvenile delinquency.
Indians of North America -- Arizona -- Juvenile delinquency.
AdvisorDeloria, Vine, Jr.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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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.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
American Indian Studies