Status Offenses and Female Delinquency

Examine status offenses and female delinquency.

Status offenses are the second classification of youthful offenders, also known as wayward minors. A status offender is a child subject to state authority by reason of having committed an act forbidden to youth and illegal solely because the child is underage. The literature supports females finding themselves in the juvenile justice system as a result of a status offense. Research an instance of a female involved with a status offense. Summarize the offense committed. Present the analysis of the case outcome and solutions you would incorporate to reduce status offenses.