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Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - ... Respondents were interviewed annually through 1981 (Waves 1-5) and then again in 1984 (Wave 6) and 1987 (Wave 7). By the last wave of interviews, respondents were between the ages of 21 and 27 years” (King & South, 2011, p. 107). Within the study sex was a factor within the study research. The study survey is aimed to see if there is a correlation on how the influence of deviant peers affects if individuals participate in general delinquency. Dependent Variable General Delinquency General delinquency was measure by self reported responses of 19 delinquent acts....   [tags: general delinquency, gender, deviant peers]
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Youth Delinquency - Britain boasts an excellent international reputation. It derives this respect from its rich cultural heritage engrained in edifices like Buckingham Palace and traditions like Changing of the Guards. Despite this exemplary status, the nation’s record is not spotless. In 2010, the nation suffered a 0.3 drop in GDP. At the same time, cost of social services like child care (Save the Children ‘’UK Childcare among most expensive in the world’’1) and basic goods like gasoline soared (Boles “Cost of living is back on the rise’’ 1)....   [tags: Great Britain, Social Services, Delinquency] 1283 words
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The Marxist Crime Perspective on Juvenile Delinquency of African Americans - Introduction Countless studies from respected sociologists, criminologists, and psychologists have suggested several theories as to why juvenile delinquency exists. The theory this paper uses to explain juvenile delinquency is the Marxist perspective of the Conflict Theory. What this paper seeks to achieve is to show how this theory is conceptualized, how it causes juvenile delinquency particularly for African Americans, statistics on African American juveniles, and why it could lead to a life of crime as juveniles transition into adulthood....   [tags: conflict theory, positivism, juvenile delinquency]
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The Causes of Juvenile Delinquency and Crime - The social environment of teens holds an enormous influence on how the teens act and behave. Teens are easily influenced by their surroundings and they look to others for guidance. Their behavior results from that of the parent and peer influences. Parents play a particularly influential role in their child’s life and it is up to them to make sure that they are leading their sons or daughters in the right directions. A teen’s peers also play a large role in how the teen behaves when the parents are not around....   [tags: Criminology ]
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Juvenile Delinquency: Causes and Deterrence - Introduction Juvenile delinquency is committing criminal acts or offenses by a young person, generally involving people under the age of eighteen. That is what this research proposal is about. For my research proposal my research question is what can cause or deter juvenile delinquency in first time offenders. I feel that this is an important question to be asking, because in our society there is too much juvenile delinquency and if we can use this research to figure out what can cause and deter this phenomenon then we could sincerely help a lot of adolescents....   [tags: research proposal, crime, child abuse]
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Peer Pressure and Adolescent Delinquency - Criminological theorists have long recognized the importance of peer influence in the development and maintenance of delinquency during adolescence. The strong association between an adolescent’s delinquent outcomes and that of his or her peers is one of the most consistent and reliable findings of delinquency studies (Elliot & Menard 1996; Matsueda & Anderson 1998; Haynie 2001). This association has been shown to be significant for several different delinquent outcomes such as drug use (Jang 2002; Krohn et al....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays] 1245 words
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Peer Pressure and Adolescent Delinquency - Magnusson (1988) and Brofenbrenner (1979) state that social environment in which a person is embedded is essential in the study of their behavior. The theoretical framework of developmental and life course theories of crime allow for the addition of the dynamic element of time and places an emphasis on the longitudinal processes of how the interaction between the individual and his or her social environments constrain and influence behavior. This longitudinal perspective opens up the possibility that the peer social environment is one that is dynamic....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays] 1523 words
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Approaches to Solving Juvenile Delinquency - Throughout generations the rate of delinquency has rocketed. The government has reformed different laws and amendments to protect the community. Delinquency has been taken advantage and will remain to, if the proper action isn't taken place. If the government has such an authoritative power, why are the numbers still increasing. The first priority of the government shouldn’t be the safety of community, but the imprisonment or the captivity of the individuals performing the careless acts. From the day the juvenile has been given a sentence till the day the sentence has expired this individual should be given extra attention to....   [tags: Government, Community Safety]
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Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Delinquency - How would you feel if the police arrested kids all over our country to jail for just crossing the street the wrong way or pushing another kid on the playground. That is what is happening to many underage juvenile all over the United States; they are being sent to adult prisons for crimes that do not deserve such severe punishments. Why they were tried as adults is an enigma and we will explain why this is a terrible injustice. In 1899 children in between the ages of 7-14 were believed they were incapable of committing criminal intent....   [tags: Crime, Juveniles, Laws]
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Families and Juvenile Delinquency - Introduction Families serve as one of the strongest socializing forces in a person's life. They help teach children to control unacceptable behavior, to delay gratification, and to respect the rights of others. Conversely, families can also teach children aggressive, antisocial, and violent behavior. In adults' lives, family responsibilities may provide an important stabilizing force. Given these possibilities, family life may directly contribute to the development of delinquent and criminal tendencies....   [tags: children, aggression, crimine, divorce, family]
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Juvenile Delinquency - Juvenile Delinquency Everyday we read in the newspaper or watch T.V and hear news of crimes committed by Juveniles. With all of the crime being reported by the media about juveniles, one can’t help but wonder if all of our nation’s youth are juvenile delinquents. Although there are many cases where the juvenile did not commit a serious crime, there are others where the crime is so bad the juvenile court system tries the juvenile as an adult. Instead of seeking help for the individual, our justice system places them in adult facilities to “teach them a lesson.” The justice system fails to see what the cause of this outbreak is in a child whether it was abuse, neglect, or where they grew up....   [tags: Criminal Justice, legal reform]
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Female Delinquency - Delinquency in and of itself has been observed, studied, sifted, put into one form of statistical data or another and published for years. The question of “should girls’ delinquency be studied separately from boys’ delinquency?” can only be answered with an answer of yes. Data from every aspect of delinquency should be studied whether it be age, race, type of crime, along with gender. Without viewing all aspects of delinquency in regards to gender, any conclusions found would be biased, possibly leading to the enforcement of inappropriate laws and or treatments....   [tags: Gender, Crime, Laws]
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Juvenile Delinquency - A juvenile delinquent offense is an act committed by a juvenile for which an adult would be tried at a criminal court. New statistics give an alarming picture: juvenile delinquency is higher as never before. According to the census bureau, in 2008 there were 1,653,000 recorded delinquent offenses in the United States. This is a 23.6% increase from 1990 when 1,337,000 delinquent offenses occurred. Today, a lot of people demand lowering the age of criminal responsibility and draconian penalties (Jenson & Howard, 1998; Melton, Petrila, Poythress, Slobogin, 2007)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Female Delinquency - Delinquency in and of itself has been observed, studied, sifted, put into one form of statistical data or another and published for years. The question of “should girls’ delinquency be studied separately from boys’ delinquency?” can only be answered with an answer of yes. Data from every aspect of delinquency should be studied whether it be age, race, type of crime, along with gender. Without viewing all aspects of delinquency in regards to gender, any conclusions found would be biased, possibly leading to the enforcement of inappropriate laws and or treatments....   [tags: Crime and Gender]
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Juvenile Delinquency - As stated by Bartol and Bartol “Juvenile delinquency is an imprecise, nebulous, social, clinical, and legal label for a wide variety of law- and norm-violating behavior” (2011, Pg 139). The juvenile delinquency term has come to imply disgrace in today's correctional institution. Our government is up hold to procedures and expected to come with a solution to solving the delinquent problem. An underage offender can be labeled a delinquent for breaking any number of laws, ranging from robbery to running away from home, and especially being involved in school violence....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juvenile Delinquency - A traumatic childhood may predispose a child to violence against themselves or against others, in adolescence or adulthood. This information is and has been off the records, but so far no known relationship between the magnitude of traumatic experiences and different forms of violence at puberty. A study published in Pediatrics, which involved 136,549 U.S. students between 12 and 17 has been commissioned to evaluate this relationship. The researchers sought to determine six adverse experiences for which they had passed the boys in childhood and physical and sexual abuse, witnessing abuse or problems at home by alcohol or drugs taken by a relative....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juvenile Delinquency - Main Post: Juvenile delinquency is a problem that affects society as a whole. Understanding Juvenile delinquency is important because it is part of trying to figure out how people in American society should react to it; specifically, in terms of law enforcement officers, their agencies, and State legislators. When deviant behavior becomes "continuous, chronic and widespread it gets perceived as a significant part of the population as threatening to the general well-being of society" (Thompson and Bynum, 2010, p....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juvenile Delinquency - The juvenile delinquency term has come to imply disgrace in today's society. An underage offender can be labeled a delinquent for breaking any number of laws, ranging from robbery to running away from home. To help better understand the rights that a juvenile is entitled to, the following situations faced by the criminal justice system when dealing with juvenile detainees will be examined. The two main areas of discussion include; juvenile’s rights at time of arrest and additional protections afforded to the juvenile....   [tags: Crime & Punishment]
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The Relationship Between Social Class and Delinquency - Most people have preconceived notions regarding the relationship between social class and delinquency. A common assumption is that lower-class juveniles are more likely to engage in delinquent behavior than their higher-class counterparts. Criminologists have performed a large number of studies examining the socio-demographic characteristics of delinquents, which often yielded contradictory results. When analyzing the extent and trend of juvenile delinquency in the United States conclusions can be drawn from estimates derived from arrest records, self-reports, and victimization data....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Preventing Juvenile Delinquency - Preventing Juvenile Delinquency There is a saying that history often repeats itself. If this is a true saying, then society will have to deal with the complex issue of juveniles delinquents, who may eventually become adult criminals, as societies in time past dealt with the same conflict. Moreover, if this saying is true then the community in which juvenile delinquencies exist must have the tools necessary to divert the youth from crime. If one is to convert delinquent youth’s behavior, they need to be able to variegate the justice system in order to prevent juvenile delinquent recidivisms....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Preventing Juvenile Delinquency - Preventing Juvenile Delinquency The saying is that history often repeats itself. If this is true then society will have to deal with the complex burden of juvenile who eventually become adult criminals. However, if this saying is not true then the community in which juvenile delinquency exist must have the tool necessary to divert the youth in the community. If one is to change delinquent youth’s behavior, they need to variegate the justice system in order to prevent juvenile delinquent recidivisms....   [tags: Crime, Early Childhood Intervention]
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Literature Review: Poverty and Juvenile Delinquency - TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................................... 2 LITERATURE REVIEW .............................................................................................................. 3 Family Factors ............................................................................................................................ 3 Parenting .....................................................................................................................................   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Developmental Crime Prevention and Juvenile Delinquency - ... Families in group three were provided the same services as those in group two with the addition of a provided nurse who made at home visits during the pregnancy. Finally, families assigned to group four were provided the same services as those in group three with the nurse visits lasting up to the second birthday of the child. Group three and four were combined to create the treatment group (Olds et al., 1998). There were many significant findings that came out of this study, not just regarding juvenile delinquency but also other aspects of both the child’s and parent’s development....   [tags: Child Development, Crime, Youth]
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Children of Single Parent Families and Delinquency - Deviance can occur in any society or home but is mostly connected and associated with broken homes. Children with single parents are believed to be at high risk of being delinquent. The reason delienquency is very likely to occur is because the child is either "motherless" or "fatherless", and this may currupt the personality of the child in many ways. This is argued may lead to a destructive delinquent future. "Bad" neighborhoods, where single parents reside often leads to delinquency as the social society that single parents often live in are surrounded by deviant behaviour....   [tags: inequities, chauvinistic attitudes, crime deviance]
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Children of Single Parent Families and Delinquency - Deviance can occur in any society or home but is mostly connected and associated with broken homes. Children with single parents are believed to be at high risk of being delinquent. The reason delienquency is very likely to occur is because the child is either "motherless" or "fatherless", and this may currupt the personality of the child in many ways. This is argued may lead to a destructive delinquent future. "Bad" neighborhoods, where single parents reside often leads to delinquency as the social society that single parents often live in are surrounded by deviant behaviour....   [tags: family study, deviant behaviour]
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Juvenile Delinquency Week 8 Jose - This term paper looks at an account involving a juvenile delinquent José and juvenile delinquents in broad and those in disagreement with the rule and the law in particular. It scrutinizes the status or condition of the American juvenile justice arrangement or system and tries to explore the motive or the grounds behind children finally resorting to delinquent vices in concurrence with the offences they usually engage in are indicted of committing. Even as the study investigates both social and cultural aspects behind the commission of these vices, it also categorically focuses on the children’s pliability to try to succeed in life....   [tags: Case Study, solution]
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Crime and Delinquency - Crime and Delinquency In 1939 Criminologist Edwin H. Sutherland proposed his theory of Differential Association in his Principles of Criminology textbook. Differential Association theory states that criminal behavior is learned behavior. Sutherland along with Richard Cloward, and Lloyd Ohlin attempted to explain this phenomenon by emphasizing the role of learning. To become a criminal, a person must not only be inclined toward illegal activity, he or she must also learn how to commit criminal acts....   [tags: science] 1421 words
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Juvenile Delinquency: Exploring Factors of Gender and Family - Juvenile delinquency may evolve around many different factors before it becomes a problem for society to solve. Gender and family structure can be a large and underlining cause of why children enter the criminal justice system. By examining the gender and family makeup, one could better understand how to treat a troubled individual. The differences in behind gender and juvenile delinquency are strikingly apparent. To start it has been proven that females have a significantly higher emotion IQ than males....   [tags: Gender Studies, Criminal Justice, Prison] 1512 words
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Juvenile Delinquency: Genetic or Environmental - Juvenile Delinquency: Genetic or Environmental “Oh, well, I’ll end up in jail anyway. It’s in my genes!” This was the heartfelt declaration of a 15 year-old teen. Was it inevitable that he follow in his father’s footsteps on the path of delinquent behavior and subsequent brushes with the law. Was juvenile delinquency actually a by-product of genetics or could it be a product of “behavioral sink”- that environmental abyss that absorbs so many teens. Definition of delinquency Although arguable on both sides, environment clearly has the lead in determining juvenile behavior....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Juvenile Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Juvenile Delinquency - Introduction Juvenile delinquency is a relatively new phenomenon. For this reason, society’s reactions and solutions to the problem of delinquency are also modern developments. The United States developed the first youth court in 1899 and is now home to many new and formerly untested methods of juvenile rehabilitation and correction. One of many unique programs within the Juvenile Justice system, boot camps are institutions designed to keep delinquent juveniles out of traditional incarceration facilities and still provide a structured method of punishment and rehabilitation....   [tags: Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Recidivism]
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Female Juvenile Delinquency in Canada - Female Juvenile Delinquency in Canada  The punishment for girls was much more harsh in the early days of Canada’s history when crime was seen as an intolerable part of town life.  Young girls of age thirteen and fourteen were often hanged for theft in the mid to late 17th century Quebec or put in detention centres (usually a hospital) for as much as six years at a time (Carrigan 8).  Age was sometimes taken into consideration for serious crimes and so whipping and branding was used instead of execution.  The practise in Halifax in 1815 was to whip a girl thirty-nine times at the community whipping post (Carrigan 37).  The most common problem among girls during this time and in the followin...   [tags: Criminal Justice Essays]
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Juvenile Delinquency in the States - Juvenile Delinquency in the States Presently, juvenile justice is widely acknowledged as being in a state of flux in the United States. The early 1990s saw the most substantial rise in violent crime committed by juveniles ever experienced in this country. On the heels of decades of skepticism about the effectiveness of parens patriae (the state as parent), this rise was the "proof" for many "experts" who believe that the juvenile justice system should be abolished. These skeptics reason that one criminal court could still have some latitude when sentencing younger offenders, but that kids are now committing adult crimes, so it is time to treat them as adults....   [tags: Crime Crimes Youth Research Papers]
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Juvenile Delinquency in the Classroom - In depicting juvenile delinquency in the classroom, a few film directors portrayed novice teachers' desire to reach what the school system customarily labeled as "problem students." These films illustrate that these students are often categorized quickly and unfairly, and hopeful intervention by a few caring and zealous teachers is enough to change their lives and attitudes for the better. In the black and white 1955 film "Blackboard Jungle," Mr. Dadier (played by Glenn Ford) was an idealistic teacher on his first job in a tough urban mostly white male high school....   [tags: Personal Essays] 1181 words
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Adolescence and Juvenile Delinquency - Adolescence and Juvenile Delinquency Missing Works Cited I couldn't begin to cover all the possible reasons that may cause an adolescent to become a "juvenile delinquent." During my research, I found that the term juvenile delinquency is defined a number of ways. Mosby's Medical Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary summed up juvenile delinquency best with this definition; "resistant antisocial, illegal, or criminal behavior by children or adolescents to the degree that it cannot be controlled or corrected by the parents, endangers others in the community, and becomes the concern of a law enforcement agency"(1994)....   [tags: Juvenile Delinquent Crime] 1647 words
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Adolescence and Juvenile Delinquency - "I think it's important for us as a society to remember that the youth within juvenile justice systems are, most of the time, youths who simply haven't had the right mentors and supporters around them - because of circumstances beyond their control. " -- Q'orianka Kilcher -- Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary (1980) defines adolescence as "the state or process of growing up"; even more specifically, adolescence is also defined as "the period of life from puberty to maturity terminating legally at the age of majority"....   [tags: Adolescent Behavior] 537 words
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Juvenile Delinquency - Juvenile delinquents, or youth that have been convicted of a crime, seem to be the norm these days. Citizens, families, and poliy makers want new programs and policies within the juvenile justice system. Researchers have found that the family structure can be a precursor to delinquent behavior, and families do not have the control or blance that they once did. As such, mew measures need to be implemented to help these families in crisis. Rehabilitation of the family unit is the answer, say many, not punishment....   [tags: essays research papers] 2032 words
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Juvenile Delinquency - Over the years, countless efforts have been made to find a comprehensive explanation for delinquency. The results of these efforts have offered possible reasons as being both biological and social. It is still debatable as to what forces have the greatest influence on youth crime, but it is undoubted that several factors clearly make an impact. The direct relationships a child has with concrete social elements, like his family and friends, are likely to give some intimation of his involvement in crime....   [tags: essays research papers] 1328 words
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Juvenile Delinquency - Juvenile Delinquency There is no doubt that various experts can give us many theories as to the causes of juvenile delinquency, including one's economic background, substance abuse, delinquent peer groups, repeated exposure to violence, increased availability of firearms and media violence. However, I feel that the number one cause of juvenile delinquency is the breakdown of families, including lack of parental control over children. It is ironic in America, today, one must have a driver's license to operate a vehicle, a permit to own a gun and even a license to own a dog, but one does not have to have training or a license in order to become a parent....   [tags: Youth Crime essays research papers]
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juvenile delinquency - Can more than one theory be used to explain crime. Absolutely. From a liberal viewpoint, there exist two fundamental theories to explain the causal factors behind juvenile delinquency. Those theories are Social Deviance Theory and Developmental Theory. Young people become socially deviant by non-conforming. They become juvenile delinquents, and turn against the very system that is trying to help them. Society has made many laws and many standards have been set. The social deviant does not follow those rules and regulations....   [tags: essays research papers] 384 words
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Juvenile Delinquency - Juvenile Delinquency I. The harsh beginnings. Children were viewed as non-persons until the 1700's. They did not receive special treatment or recognition. Discipline then is what we now call abuse. There were some major assumptions about life before the 1700's. The first assumption is that life was hard, and you had to be hard to survive. The people of that time in history did not have the conveniences that we take for granted. For example, the medical practices of that day were primitive in comparison to present-day medicine....   [tags: Papers] 1224 words
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Juevenile Delinquency - The Criminology of the Juvenile Mind Criminology is defined as the scientific study of the nature, extent, cause and control of criminal behavior. Due to the non-ending threat of crime, violence and even terror threats, criminology has gained in popularity as an academic field of study. Criminology is the scientific approach to studying criminal behavior. {Larry Siegel, Criminology Theories, patterns & Typologies, 2004.} In studying criminal behavior scientist have categorized the period between childhood and adulthood as adolescents....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Reducing Juvenile Delinquency - The current statistics of juvenile delinquency are astounding. I will look at the most recent statistics and a few of the programs implemented to reduce or prevent delinquency. Before delving too deep into juvenile delinquency, it is important to consider the definitions of "juvenile" and "delinquent". The Merriam-Webster Dictionary gives two definitions of "juvenile": 1. Showing incomplete development, and 2. A young person; one below the legally established age of adulthood (1997). Merriam-Webster defines "delinquent" as: offending by neglect or violation of duty or law (1997)....   [tags: Papers Teen Crime Essays]
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What lies in the future of our youth? - What lies in the future of our youth. Do we really know. The beliefs should be believed that we have the power to mold the minds of our children, that we have to take any steps necessary to make sure that the mold is something that we would like to see in our up and coming youth molded into, and that we cannot allow this mold to be broken. Our basic survival depends on those minds of our youth that we need to take the time to mold today. Youth delinquency is a massively growing problem in the United States today....   [tags: Persuasive, Youth Delinquency] 2614 words
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Early Intervention and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention: Evidence from the Chicago Longitudinal Study - Early Intervention and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention: Evidence from the Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS) (Mann, E. A., & Reynolds, A. J., 2006). The Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS) was a quasi-experimental design study which investigated the role of Child-Parent Center (CPC), early education intervention (independent variable) and child, family, peer and school-level predictors on court-reported juvenile delinquency (dependent variable). The predictor variables used have been supported through extensive research and included: early antisocial behavior, individual-level attributes of the child family attributes, and social characteristics of both the child and the family (Lipsey & Derzon,...   [tags: Cost Benefit Analysis, Secondary Data]
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The Effects of Comic Books on Societal Behavior - Almost everyone has read a comic book. For years it has been thought by many that comic books cause good children to become not so good children. This way of thinking was confirmed by Doctor Fredric Wertham in 1954 when he testified in the United States Senate on the topic of comic books being the cause of juvenile delinquency. For all of the following sixty years Dr. Wertham’s point of view was taken as fact. In 2010 though his original notes were made available to the public and have many interesting inaccuracies as Doctor Carol Tilley discovered when she was going through Dr....   [tags: Delinquency, Negative, Positive, Effects]
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Why Young Individuals Commit Crimes? - ... In the textbook The Juvenile Delinquency describes it as “savage throwbacks of an earlier stage of human evolution. These views had a strong impact on criminology in the 19th century but eventually these views evoked criticism for their “sound methodology and lack of proper scientific controls” (Siegel and Welsh, 2012). The favor of biological theories was no longer favored as an explanation of delinquency by mid twentieth century. The Biosocial Theory is a contemporary biological theory that states biological and social are bases for thought and behavior in juveniles....   [tags: juvenile delinquency, juvenile crimes]
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Venezuela’s History FROM When Hugo Chávez Became President: Delinquency - DELINQUENCY: ECONOMIC SITUATION, CORRUPTION, AND BAD ADMINISTRATION Introduction Historically, Venezuela has been a considerably rich country. For instance, in the work of Cannon (2008), it is noted that Venezuela was among the richest countries in the world. All citizens experienced this richness because the population in late 18th Century and early 19th Century was considerably small. The country made an effort to buy slaves from Africa leading to over 100,000 slaves entering Venezuela. The population increased but these slaves were humiliated and stigmatized....   [tags: Poor Administration, Inflation Rate]
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Hirschi’s Social Bonding Theory - ... Although the Supreme Court ruled that Graham vs Florida found that juvenile offenders cannot be sentenced to life imprisonment for non-homicidal offenses, it must be remembered that there are state statutes still in place that have kept juveniles locked up with mandatory life sentences. One news story that has placed perspective on juvenile delinquency, is the story of how a troubled 15 year old boy, ended up being convicted of 51 felonies and receiving one of the harshest punishments available in the United States....   [tags: Juvenile Delinquency Essays]
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The Lack of Strong Parental Figures Causes Juvenile Delinquency - The Lack of Strong Parental Figures Causes Juvenile Delinquency Imagine a thirteen-year-old boy living with his mother. His parents have been divorced since he was four-years-old. He has never really known his father and therefore uses his friends for his male role models. His mother has to work two jobs to support her family and is therefore not there to spend much time with her child. This is the type of child that is normally delinquent. Add to this scenario a group of teenage friends that are involved in delinquent activities and it is almost guaranteed that a juvenile delinquent will emerge out of this situation....   [tags: Papers] 953 words
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Juvenile Delinquency: Increasing Juvenile Crime and Violence - Juvenile Delinquency: Increasing Juvenile Crime and Violence These days, children have been exposed to many dangers such as child abuse or kidnapping. This situation has not been improved so far, besides it is getting worse and worse. In present society, parents have to keep their eyes on children anytime because any children are potentially involved in crimes. On the other hand, Furedi, author of Culture of Fear, mentions “Children are depicted as more and more out of control” (20). Children themselves are considered as dangerous beings....   [tags: Essays Papers] 963 words
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Impact Of Television Violence In Relation To Juvenile Delinquency - When children are taught how to tie their shoes, it is because of how their parents showed them. When children are taught how to do math problems it is because how their teachers show them. With all of the role models how does television affect our children. Many adults feel that because they watched television when they were young and they have not been negatively affected then their children should not be affected as well. What we must first realize is that television today is different than television of the past, violence is more prevalent in todays programming unlike the true family programming of the past....   [tags: TV Violence Television Cause Essays]
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Truancy Prevention Programs - The problem presented to the city of Centervale is an increase in juvenile delinquency and status offenses; as a result of community complaints it is understood that there is a general sentiment that has been adopted of which would suggest that children in this area are out of control. It is recognized that Centervale has already employed various types of juvenile delinquency remedy approaches through a juvenile court, a diversion program, community corrections, and probation for some time. It is suggested that while these programs will prove advantageous in their own ways, it is necessary to also apply a juvenile prevention program/initiative....   [tags: juvenile delinquency, juvenile courts]
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Juvenile Delinquency - BOOT CAMPS ARE A BAD ALTERNATIVE Boot Camps For Children are A Failure According To Substantial Media Research. Wilderness Therapy Treatment - A non-profit consumer protection information, health, safety, referral & education site. More Information: www.Wilderness-Therapy.Org E-mail: info@Wilderness-Therapy.Org Peter S. Canellos, Contributing Roporter, BOSTON GLOBE, April 30, 1989, PAGE: 29 SHERIFFS, LAWMAKERS EXPLORE ALTERNATIVES TO JAIL //acs-VT2000 At least one former supporter of boot camp has turned into a skeptic, however....   [tags: essays research papers] 1290 words
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Hope for Rehabilitation for Institutionalized Youth Offenders - “You do the crime, you pay the time,” is a common phrase uttered throughout our society in regard to juvenile delinquency. It has been suggested that a punitive response to the problem of youth violence in America is an effective means of solving the issue of youth crime, and would also deter future offenders. As a result, the existence of rehabilitation strategies within the system available to offenders is under threat. A harsh and punitive response to youth violence was, in part, brought about by a moral panic across America....   [tags: Essays Papers Juvenile Delinquency] 4620 words
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Social Perspectives on Juvenile Delinquency - The juvenile generation of today has drifted far from the family values that their parents grew up with and tried to pass along to them but there are many loop holes in the generations of yesterday and today. Although, it is not easy to find the true connection between the practices of early childhood development and the social development better known as the recklessness stages of life. Many children fall victim to their environment and end up being a product of the life they see outside their doorstep....   [tags: legal issues, wraparound program]
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Family Structure and Juvenile Delinquency - ... Not to mention that majority of the fathers were in jail or have been previously incarcerated (Goldfarb, 2014). “Unmarried parents in the United States often are poorer and less educated than married parents and less able to withstand economic shocks, leading their children to have higher rates of asthma and obesity, poorer school performance, and more aggression” (Goldfarb, 2014). From her last series of interviews during the economic recession, she discovered some startling facts. “For every percentage point rise in the unemployment rate, fragile families had a 16 percent greater chance of suffering a financial hardship, such as having utilities cut off, as well as higher rates of smok...   [tags: traditional families, women's role]
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Criminal and Delinquent Subcultures - Criminal and Delinquent Subcultures Crime and delinquency subculture reflects on culture patterns surrounding crime and juvenile delinquency. It is created not only by individuals, but as one culture, the American culture. Subculture is derivative of, but different from some larger referential cultures. This term is used to share systems of norms, values, individual, groups and the cultural system itself. Criminal or delinquent subcultures indicate systems of norms, values, or interest that support criminal or delinquent behavior....   [tags: Crime Juvenile Delinquency Essays]
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Juvenile Crimes - Juvenile crime is a growing problem that endangers virtually every American. Juvenile delinquency is enormously damaging to the health and well-being of the nations families and communities. A juvenile crime can consist of DUI, robbery, rape, minor in possession, weapon in possession anything an adult can be charged with. Individuals under the age of eighteen who commit these crimes can be charged as a juvenile delinquent. Statistics show that most juveniles that commit crimes are in a gang; weather its street related or school related....   [tags: Delinquency, Adolescents, Social Services] 1256 words
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Juvenile Recidivism - Introduction: Recidivism or, habitual relapses into crime, has time and time again proven to be an issue among delinquents, which thereby increases the overall juvenile prison population. This issue has become more prevalent than what we realize. Unless a unit for measuring a juvenile’s risk of recidivism is enacted and used to determine a system to promote effective prevention, than the juvenile prison population will continue to increase. Our court system should not only focus on punishing the said juvenile but also enforce a program or policy that will allow for prevention of recidivism....   [tags: delinquency, rehabilitation, Risks Assessment]
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Social Outcasts and Juvenile Deliquency - Man was created to be a social being. Individuals always strive to belong to a group for their survival. Man has been known to have a strong liking of belonging to a group and greatly fears to be rejected or isolated (Wever, 2006). Society in some instances is known to reject or even isolate some individuals based on various reasons. Such individuals become unpopular, disliked, and sometimes are hated. As a result the social outcasts as they are simply referred to may develop a low self esteem and have a low social status....   [tags: Sociology ]
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The Benefits of Juvenile Sentencing to Service - Sentencing to Service (STS) is a sentencing option available to most Courts where a convicted offender "works off” his/her fine by performing a specified number of hours of public service work under the supervision of a work crew leader employed by the state or a local corrections agency. Courts may also sentence offenders to STS rather than jail or workhouse time. STS was established in 1986 by the Minnesota Department of Corrections along with several County Sheriff’s Departments, community corrections, Courts and local governments....   [tags: Sentencing to Service, Juvenile delinquency, ]
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How to Prevent Juveniles From Committing Crimes - ... Big Brothers Big Sisters take volunteers who spend time with children who may not have a sibling or parents that have time to spend with them. It gives the children someone to look up to and spend time with instead of getting wrapped up with bad people or getting themselves in trouble. Other mentoring programs provide the same thing for children. Mentoring programs “provides at-risk youth with positive and consistent adult or older peer contact to promote healthy development and functioning by reducing risk factors (such as lack of commitment to school or drug use) and strengthening protective factors (such as healthy beliefs and [pro-social] involvement)” (Crime Solutions)....   [tags: delinquency, drug, mentoring]
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Should the Death Penalty Apply to Juvenile Criminals? - Day after day in this country there is a debate going on about the death penalty and whether we as people have the right to decide the fate of another persons life. When we examine this issue we usually consider those we are arguing about to be older men and women who are more than likely hardened criminals with rap sheets longer than the height we stand (Farley & Willwerth, 1998). They have made a career of crime, committing it rather than studying it, and somewhere along the line a jury of their peers decided enough was enough....   [tags: Juvenile Delinquency]
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Exploring Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour - ... Despite literature being rich concerning large family size and delinquency as well as validating the strong relationship between delinquency and psychopathy, there is very little theory and evidence proposing a relationship between both. This study aims in a first instance to replicate the research findings of Fischer (1984); that large family size is a strong predictor of delinquent behaviour while controlling for while controlling variables such as family structure, socioeconomic status (SES), maternal age of pregnancy and parental antisocial behaviour history, as all of them have been previously defined as risk factors of delinquency, and afterwards explore the relationship between t...   [tags: deliquency scale, psychopath, family size]
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Juvenile Deliquency - Juvenile Deliquency Juveniles who are incarcerated due to lack of opportunities should be educated in prison. Many young people enter and leave prison with numerous problems on their backs. A large amount of these juveniles are either literate or numerate, which in most cases, stem from school exclusion, truancy and other forms of disrupted education. Thom Gehring a Criminal Justice major looks at a school in the state of Texas named Witham; a survey he conducted throughout the high school proved that the majority of these students enrolled in Witham had a history of academic failure....   [tags: Papers] 551 words
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Not All Offenders Should be Labeled Juvenile Delinquents - Not All Offenders Should be Labeled Juvenile Delinquents Juvenile delinquency is a critical concern to the general public. When adolescents commit crimes or are accused of an offense, they automatically become labeled criminals, delinquents, and deviants in the eyes of the courts, of the state, and of various people. However, is it fair to label them as such. When a status offense such as curfew, vandalism, or even disorderly conduct, is committed, the child should not be labeled a delinquent....   [tags: Papers] 507 words
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The Marxist Crime Perspective of Conflict Theory - Introduction Countless studies from respected sociologists, criminologists, and psychologists have suggested several theories as to why juvenile delinquency exists. The theory this paper uses to explain for juvenile delinquency is the Marxist perspective of the Conflict Theory. What this paper seeks to achieve is to show how this theory is conceptualized, how it causes juvenile delinquency particularly for African Americans, statistics on African American juveniles, and why it could lead to a life of crime as juveniles transition into adulthood....   [tags: Juvenile Delinquents, Lower Class Families]
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Public Schools Need Harsher Punishment for Delinquents - Public Schools Need Harsher Punishment for Delinquents It is a shame what our school has become. When I was young I never had a fear of school. I was never afraid of my classmates and to be honest, I loved school. I know things were different when I was in elementary but can things change that much over six years. I see kids in the elementary fight all the time with other students and I see first graders uptown smoking. I am honestly amazed. How can a school system deteriorate so fast....   [tags: essays papers] 519 words
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Why Gang Life is Attractive to Some - According to Miller’s theory, young boy’s who do not have a father figure growing up will turn to gangs to achieve a sense of masculinity within each other. Girls will turn to all-male gangs to have a sense of father figure as well. Because of the masculinity is missing out of children’s lives, the gang life tends to attract them because of the power and respect that comes along with being in a gang. (Delinquency In society, p.180-181) There are many theories that explain why people join gangs....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]
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Incarceration of Children in Conflict with the Law in the Philippines: The Blurred Lines - ... 4) in the form of other children who shared his previous circumstances, and now lives off of stealing. Orbach explained the behavior of people involved in crime and violence that “…They are psychologically transferring the bad feeling lodged within them to the perceived malign environment, despoiling it as they feel they have been despoiled themselves” (as cited in Narayan, Patel, Schaft, Rademacher, & Koch-Schulte, 2000, p.228). In the Code of Crimes (1954), only through the decision of the judge of the CICL’s case that the child may be detained in any kind of prison or place where other offenders are held, but the child shall not be placed in the same quarters with adult offenders....   [tags: juvenile delinquents, blurred lines]
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The Increase in Female Juvenile Offenders - For many, the term juvenile delinquent likely conjures up images of groups of young men standing on street corners, wearing baggy clothes, and boasting defiant attitudes. However, some may be surprised to learn that the face of the juvenile delinquent is swiftly changing. While boys are responsible for the majority of juvenile crime overall, the number of juvenile females involved with the justice system has been steadily increasing over the past three decades (Gross 84). Of greatest concern is the context of the crimes being committed by juvenile girls, as arrest rates have increased most in the area of violent offenses....   [tags: Girls, Juvenile Justice System]
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The Effects of Legal Processing on Delinquent Orientations - The first two research questions that Ageton and Elliott addressed in their article, "The Effects of Legal Processing on Delinquent Orientations" where whether legal processing created or promoted increased deviant/delinquent behaviour and how strongly other extra-legal factors played into the effect of the legal processing (Ageton, 1974:89). Their data came from a previous six year long study of delinquency and dropout rates in eight California schools; they were about to take this data set and obtain several pertinent variables about self-perceived delinquency identified by the authors as "delinquent orientation" (Ageton, 1974:90)....   [tags: Article Analysis] 689 words
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Truancy: Today's Dilemma - Truancy today is a dilemma that has reached epic proportions. According to the Manual to Combat Truancy, “Truancy is a gateway to crime. High rates of truancy are linked to high daytime burglary rates and high vandalism,” (U.S. Department of Education, 1996). While truancy itself is only a status offense, it is a central common link associated with many other problems. These links include behavioral problems (Gresham, Lane, and Lambros, 2000), dropping out of school (Hunt & Hopko, 2009), future criminal activities, family problems and drug use (U.S....   [tags: Educational Issues, education]
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Youth and the Law - Young offenders are persons under the age of 18, who are convicted for a criminal offence. The Juvenile Delinquents Act was made in 1908 and active until 1984. The Young Offenders Act was made in 1984 and active until 2002. The Youth Criminal Justice Act was made in 2002 as a replacement for the Young Offenders Act, which set out the process for responding to young offenders. These three famous young criminals were convicted of murder and tried as adults in court, resulting in them doing time at the Kingston Penitentiary....   [tags: young offenders, juvenile delinquents act]
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Juvenile Crime Rates - Juvenile delinquency is a complex social problem that significantly impacts all members and processes of a social structure. Delinquency refers to a set of behaviors that are not in line with the collective practices and/or ethics of the dominant social group. Essentially, these behaviors deviate from societal norms and more specifically they violate established criminal codes and laws. Juvenile delinquency incorporates not only general criminal activity but conduct that is only unlawful for youths such as running away from home and skipping school....   [tags: essays research papers] 2173 words
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Factor Affecting the Presence of Crime in Inner Cities of America - The presence of crime in the inner cities of America is the result of many different factors. Although it is impossible to explain the issue with one single theory, it is possible to recognize the characteristics within society that have traditionally been associated with crime. These include poor neighborhoods, weak family structures and high rates of unemployment. However, they cannot be used to explain overarching mechanisms of extremely high rates of American urban crime today. Social structures as well as cultural conditions play strong explanatory roles in describing the causes of crime in American cities....   [tags: criminal justice] 796 words
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Juvenile Crime and Socio Economic Factors - Crime at any age and in any form is a social problem and should be stopped or curbed at any cost. Crime at a juvenile age is on one hand a crime against property and life, and on the other a crime against humanity. It is a much graver social danger that holds the seed of an evident social disaster implanted into it. Criminologists hold different views regarding the root of juvenile crime and that often leads into quite the argument. Irrespective of those theoretical head on collisions, the presence of socio economic factors behind each juvenile crime committed is almost accepted by all....   [tags: Crime ]
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Theories of Crime - Juvenile delinquency is a social issue that has been without much success with regards to its redress. This has mostly been contributed to failures to fully understand the concept. The best way to address such an issue can only be through the understanding of the causation mechanism that has led to the situation. There is a dire need to get an understanding of the causes of juvenile delinquency within the society being the only way to adequately comes up with preventive measures against delinquency....   [tags: Criminology ]
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Juvenile Crime - Remember doing something mischievous or wrong when you were a kid and getting the label "delinquent" slapped on you . Did you ever wonder what it meant . That is what my topic for today is . . . juvenile delinquency. In this report I will: define juvenile delinquency, give the extent of juvenile delinquency, give some suggestions on what causes juvenile delinquency, and what is being done in various communities to deal with this growing problem. The legal term juvenile delinquent was established so that young lawbreakers could avoid the disgrace of being classified in legal records as criminals....   [tags: essays research papers] 988 words
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