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Nurturing Pillars of SocietyUnderstanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong$
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Francis Wing-lin Lee

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028801

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.001.0001

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Local Studies of “Youth-at-Risk”

Local Studies of “Youth-at-Risk”

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Nurturing Pillars of Society

Francis Wing-lin Lee

Hong Kong University Press

The interactionist perspective encompasses examining delinquency and crime as a result of the interaction between law enforcement entities and those subject to their labeling and control process, as well as a societal reaction to particular behavior types. The occurrence of crime in delinquency is said to have been affected by the stereotyping and compounding process for deviation concepts. This chapter presents two different studies. The first study, Encounters between Police and “Unattached Youth” and the Occurrence of Juvenile Delinquency, looks into the extent that this process is evident in Hong Kong. The second study aids in furthering the understanding of how young people in Hong Kong engage in substance abuse.

Keywords:   interactionist perspective, law enforcement, crime and delinquency, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse

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