Ch. 14 Adolescent Stress and Alienation
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Who are throwaways?
adolescents who have been told to leave home
What is survival sex?
swapping sexual favors for food or shelter
What is depression?
a serious psychological disorder marked by sadness, helplessness, and hopelessness
What are suicide gestures?
suicide attempts that seem destined to fail and that really are cries for help rather than true attempts
What is anorexia nervosa?
an eating disorder characterized by an obsession with food and with being thin
What is bulimia?
an eating disorder characterized by binge-eating episodes and purging
Who is a juvenile delinquent?
a juvenile who violates the law
What are status crimes?
violations of laws that apply only to minors, such as underage drinking, violating curfews, and truancy
What is conduct disorder?
a psychological order typified by aggressive, hurtful, deceitful behavior
What is oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)?
a psychological disorder that causes a person to get angry and argue, blame and annoy others, and disobey authority figures
What is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
a behavioral disorder characterized by impulsivity, an inability to pay attention, and an inability to sit still
What is parens patriae?
the philosophy that the juvenile court is to act in the best interests of the child
What is the restorative justice movement?
an approach to juvenile justice that addresses the needs of the victim, the community, and the perpetrator; it focuses on restitution for the victim and personal development for the offender
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