• Wan-Ning Bao
Part of the Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia book series (PACCJA)


This chapter provides a conclusion of the book. It describes the need for a comprehensive study of juvenile delinquency in China that takes into account the major strain factors in youths’ various ecological contexts. This chapter discusses how factors in social environment interplay to affect youths and delinquency, with an emphasis on economic inequality as a leading cause for other social problems. The chapter also discusses how strains or risk factors in youths’ various life domains interplay to affect youths and thus calls for comprehensive intervention programs that would identify and implement protective factors across life domains. The chapter summarizes different types of macro-level strain and discusses their impact on youths’ lives and delinquency.


Interplaying factors Macro- and micro-level strains Interventions 


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  1. 1.Department of SociologyIndiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisIndianapolisUSA

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