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Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - Introduction Does exposure to deviant peers affect whether individuals participate in general delinquency. Peers have an influence on the developing individual where the individual shares definitions favorable to them (Snyder, Dishion, Patterson, 1982). Findings in literature suggest that delinquent youths are involved in a relationship between peers delinquent behavior and a respondent’s own delinquency (Warr, 1996). Shaw and McKay, in 1931, discovered that more than 80% of individuals had deviant peers, and they have a strong tendency to commit delinquent acts in the company of others....   [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: Is there a solution? - Juvenile delinquency is one of the major social issues in the United States today. Juvenile delinquency, also known as juvenile offending, is when “a violation of the law committed by a juvenile and not punishable by death or life imprisonment” (Merriam-webster.com). Although we have one justice system in America, the juvenile system differs from the adult juvenile system. Most juvenile delinquents range from as low as the age of seven to the age of seventeen. Once the delinquent or anyone turns the age of eighteen, they are considered an adult....   [tags: major social issues in the US]
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Social Learning Theory and Delinquency - Delinquency is made up of many theories, but the primary hypothesis that it consists of is the social learning theory. The social learning theory consists of teaching right acts instead of delinquent acts since the person is a child. It consists of the learning from other whether it includes parents, peers, or even television. Delinquency is learned, people are not born to be criminals, for the most part they are born to be good and they should be taught to do well, in some instances however the lack of discipline affects a person’s acts and/or personality....   [tags: teaching right acts, gangs]
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The Influences of Family Structure on Delinquency - ... Boys reported more delinquent behavior than girls. When answering about alcohol use, kids were asked how many times they had consumed alcohol in the past six months. The mediating variable was parent-child relationship. The quality of the relationship was measured by a set inventory scale that consisted of nine questions for the relationship between each parent. The next mediating variable was parental conflict. The test asked five questions about the conflict between each kid's parents. The final mediating variable was the alcohol use of parents....   [tags: parents, drinking, single]
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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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Juvenile Delinquency and The Bling Side - The movie Blind Side was based on the best-selling book The Blind Side by Michael Lewis. In this story the main character Michael Oher is a troubled child that is taken in by an upper class family and is put through school. During the course of this story you can see how many of the Juvenile Delinquency theories that we reviewed in class can be applied and seen, it also shows that some theories can be proven wrong based on the circumstances. One of the Juvenile Delinquency theories that could have changed this whole story is one of Development theories’ sub theories, Life-course theory....   [tags: Michael Lewis, Literary Analysis, Theories]
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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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Video games and Adolescent Delinquency - Fast paced video games are correlated with positive development. This is a research paper (obviously) of why video games don't cause violence among teens. Even though video games can be very violent and sexual, they have shown to not cause juvenile delinquency because people who play video games tend to be more relaxed and think logically, many studies have proven this. Also over protecting teens can have a negative effect. Video games could cause troubled teens to outrage but most teens are normal and some troubled teens don't have violent tendencies....   [tags: positive development, violence]
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Delinquency and Gang Violence - Delinquency and gang violence has disturbed many communities in Urban African American areas. Engaging youth in community programs may take away from the violence, focusing on the missing factor within delinquents. Youth delinquents are molded into violent criminals before they have a chance to build themselves, the known reason is there communities have a part in there behavior. A problem many communities are faced with is delinquency and gangs. Delinquency and gangs begin to pull in the similarities and focus more on the meaning connected to youth violence from the past to the present....   [tags: Communities, Urban, African American Areas]
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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 in America - Growing up in America comes with the opportunity to become anything conceivable to the imagination. The youth of this nation has become the topic of many discussions concerning their direction and ultimate demise when ending up inside the court system. Juvenile delinquency has proven to be an issue of much concern in America. The court system is not very well equipped to handle passing down judgment on children because to be honest, the system was not built to do so. The absence of adequate schools, disconnected communities, positive family-home reinforcement, and sufficient preparation to become viable adults links the precursor for problem behavior with adolescent delinquency; which will m...   [tags: criminal justice] 526 words
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Rights of Juvenile Delinquency - ... treatment,and prarole.All together it emphasized training and performance as the chief mechanisms of reformation. Another Penal reformer named Thomas Eddy he advocated moral uplift of blacks, the poor, and other unfortunates. In 1873 this characteristics Impulse him to have interest in penal reform which he wanted to put an end to branding, solitary, confinement, whipping posts, and pillories, Eddy had served on the prison reform commission and helped Senators like Philip Schulyer and Ambrose Spence to draft the penitentiary reform bill that became a law in 1796.His penal legislation authorized two state penitentiaries in Canada and New York City, John Augustus known as the “Father of P...   [tags: punishment, tratment, victims, reformers] 1373 words
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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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Causes and Solution of Juvenile Delinquency in America - “Nearly every year the FBI arrests more than 3300 young adults under the age of 18” (Khan).Juvenile delinquency can be caused by the influence gangs,bullying, and bad parenting. This topic caught my attention because there a lot of kids getting arrested each year for crimes committed and kids getting involved in gangs, also kids getting access to weapons,drugs, or getting bully by other people. However juvenile delinquency can be prevented by offering bullying prevention, violence prevention curriculums and mentoring programs....   [tags: gang members, bullied victims, parenting]
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Developmental Crime Prevention and Juvenile Delinquency - Background One of the best strategies for combating juvenile delinquency is adopting developmental crime prevention program. Developmental crime prevention programs aim to lower an individual’s potential of becoming criminal. The theory that guides these types of programs is that criminal and deviant activity is the result of early life experiences and learning. These programs put an emphasis on what causes individuals to commit deviant acts in order to identify ways that this activity can be stopped (Lab, 2014)....   [tags: Child Development, Crime, Youth]
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The Connections Between School Failure and Delinquency - The similarities and differences between school failure and delinquency according to Siegel and Welsh include the following. According to Siegel and Welsh children who do poorly in academics and those they refer to as school under achievers are most likely to be deliequents.it is documented by both that school failure is a one stronger predictor of delinquency if compared with economic class membership, peer group relationships, radical and ethnic backgrounds. Studies comparing delinquents and non-delinquents academic records scores on standardized tests failure rates and other academic measure found that delinquents are recurrently academically deficient as compared to their counterparts an...   [tags: academics, social, class] 1258 words
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The Most Prevalent Causes of Juvenile Delinquency - ... They are divided into stolen items worth $5-$50 and over $50, joyriding, stealing a car, ditching school, and selling controlled substances. The actions will be divided into categories of aggressive and nonaggressive delinquent behavior in order to allow for analysis of possible distinct reasons for each. The causal factors for delinquency is defined as attention deficit and impulsivity problems, depression and mood, academic achievement, and parental supervision. Each of them will utilize self-report measures from both the juvenile, and, for those factors involving the family, one of their parents or guardians, as well....   [tags: poverty and social disorganization] 1172 words
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The Strain Theory of Understanding Juvenile Delinquency - ... Another adaptation produced by the pressures of society would be ritualism, in which the individual will try to alleviate the conditions of the strain by allowing themselves to accept their positions in life and aspire to their own goals instead of concerning themselves with the pressures of society. A ritualistic individual would more likely behave in a conventional manner, and would more likely not violate the law into achieving a not so accessible mean. Retreatism is defined by an individual who would rather escape from society’s pressures upon them by rejecting the goals and means of civilization’ who would more so likely to be “in the society but not of it” (Merton p....   [tags: culture, opportunity, goals] 1891 words
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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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Some Facts about Juvenile Delinquency - ... He suggests that all illness are caused by biological, psychological, and social factors (Ghaemi, N. 2011). In the same line, Santrock (2012) states that these are the main factors of all problems that adolescents face. It alludes that genes, self-esteem, and family interaction can be risk factors of antisocial behavior. The bio-psychosocial factors are an essential pieces for mental health professional to prevent and/ or reduce juvenile delinquent behaviors (Keenan, et al., 2003). Even though a juvenile has one or more factors of risk, it does not mean that s/he will become a delinquent in the future (McCord, J., Widom, C....   [tags: antisocial and conduct disorders] 3316 words
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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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Delinquency in the White Middle-Class Youth of America - Across the wide body of studies delving into delinquency in America, it is easy to locate research on and analysis of minorities, underprivileged socioeconomic urban centers, and turbulent family structures. However, this leaves a significant section of the delinquent population largely neglected: white middle-class youth. Contrary to the factors shown to affect delinquency in others and the applications of theory applied to them, the issues plaguing this particular portion of adolescents are in many cases entirely unique, suggesting the necessity of a more nuanced approach from angles that have up until fairly recently remained unexplored....   [tags: Elliot Currie, crisis of adolescence]
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Is There a Correlation Between High School Drop Outs and Delinquency? - When youths decide not to complete grade school they are increasing their risk of being incarcerated. Not achieving a full education could cause a domino effect in juveniles leading them to crime or delinquent behavior. Delinquency is the committing of a crime or wrongful act by a juvenile or youth. In this society education is important to increase your chances of higher pay or a decent job. On just about every application for employment your educational background is asked for. When placed in a situation where you are unable to get a job it is highly likely that this would lead to criminal acts....   [tags: peers, authority figures, poverty] 1418 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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The Impact of Gender and Family on Juvenile Delinquency in the United States - ... It is important to note that a number of misdemeanor crimes go unreported while serious crimes involving injury and/or large economic loss are reported more often. A 1998 U.S. longitudinal study tracking over 6,400 boys for over 20 years found that children who grew up without their biological father in the home were roughly three times more likely to commit a crime that led to incarceration, than children from intact families (Harper & McLanahan, 1998). Others have found that children of divorced parents are up to six times more likely to be delinquent than children from intact families....   [tags: treatment by gender, juvenile justice system] 902 words
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Connecting the Dots: Juvenile Delinquency, Poverty, Education & Prevention -  For years there has been a debate about what leads to juvenile delinquency. Two reasons repeatedly come up during the debate; Education level and poverty. The differences and similarities with these two reasons makes one see how this deduction came to be however; upon closer inspection one can notice how it isn’t one risk factor over another that causes delinquency but a combination of those factors. A child can come up in a rundown neighborhood with little to no money to spread around, but and doesn’t live anywhere near a good school within his district....   [tags: social learning theory] 709 words
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General Theory of Crime and Delinquency: Why Criminals Offend - ... how others react and 2. the characteristics of the individual (Agnew 2011, Pg 608). Each reaction to the crime will lead to a different outcome, for example if the offender gets away with the crime that fear of being caught slowly diminishes giving them confidence to continue with their delinquent behaviour. This theory stresses the importance of the individual's characteristics and life experiences they have had in social interaction rather than focusing on the ways society works and the affects it has on each group....   [tags: article analysis, crime] 897 words
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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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Delinquency and Children´s Behavior: The Choice Theory - ... Therefore if the youth thinks they are less likely to get caught or they see that the punishment for getting caught is minimal they are more likely to go forth and break the law. Thus being said, CHOICE is huge for there is always an option and you can dictate your path. Breakthroughs in psychology and sociology haven proven today that a child’s behavior is indeed impacted and influenced by the outside, such as family, school, and peers. Thus leading to health care professionals saying “they are just children” and “we shouldn’t punish them for they are “sick” and only need rehabilitation; which is known as the medical side of the house....   [tags: environment, law, wrongdoing] 734 words
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Adolescence and Juvenile Delinquency - 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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Identifying the Factors which Are Likely to Result in Greater Delinquency among Abused Children - Juvenile justice system in the US focuses not only in disciplining juvenile offenders but also in trying to come with factors which accelerate these offences. This is with the aim of avoiding these problems in future and also trying to identify the most effective methods of handling juvenile offenders. One of the main causes of delinquency is maltreatment, especially during the early stages of life. This has been identified as the main risk factor for delinquency among children. However, there are variations in maltreated children who later become juvenile delinquents....   [tags: US juvenile justice system] 2770 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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Attempting to Break the Cycle of Youth Delinquency Through Art Programs - Teaching is a difficult profession, not only because of the many demands put on us by districts and states regarding testing and standards, but mostly because we are dealing with the day to day realities of diverse people. Our students have experiences, emotions, abilities and restrictions that play into their performance levels in the classroom. Many of these students are considered at-risk. They might be considered at-risk because they are impoverished, have a disability, are emotionally unstable, have many negative influences in their lives or just are overwhelmed with the poor deck of cards life has handed them....   [tags: at-risk, teaching, youth arts, services]
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Relation and Distinction Between Criminal Men Alongside Delinquency or Subcultures - ... These works both relate to each other because … However, they also differentiate from each other being that … Criminal Man According to the Classification of Cesare Lombroso, Gina Lombroso-Ferrero speaks about the research and the work of her beloved father. Cesare Lombroso depicts the thought that most criminals had an urge to commit crimes due to their unrefined nature rather than acting out of mens rea. Through the examination of the body, Lombroso wanted to gain an understanding of criminals by examining the human body, which would then allow him to comprehend ways of preventing crime....   [tags: theories of crime] 1039 words
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Relation and Distinction Between Criminal Men Alongside Delinquency/Subcultures - Relation and Distinction Between Criminal Men Alongside Delinquency/Subcultures Theories of crime are developed to seek an explanation of crime and criminal behavior. Jurisprudence, sociology psychology and biology are areas of studies where majority of these theories are derived from. An essential point in the study of crime is to begin with a simple foundation, learning about criminals themselves (Lombroso-Ferrero XXII). With a basis as such, it then makes it more understanding for one to theorize about delinquency and opportunity....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Crime Theory]
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Areas in the Illinois Juvenile Justice System in Need of Updates and Modifications - Using pertinent theories of juvenile delinquency, this policy proposal will first highlight areas in the Illinois Juvenile Justice system that are in need of updates and modifications and secondly identify specific changes to be made in the current system. Through the application of rational choice, social control and strain theories along with an analysis of current research in the field, the submitted proposal will present one key policy change that may further reduce the number of juvenile delinquents both now and in the future....   [tags: pertinent theories of juvenile delinquency] 2147 words
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Rochester Youth Development Study: Relationship Between Family and Juvenile Delinquency - The behavior among juveniles and family problems among their homes is a major issue at hand in our society today. According to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (2010), in the year 2010, 784 juveniles were arrested for murder, 2,198 for rape, and 35,001 for aggravated assault. The amount of juveniles being involved in violent crimes is very detrimental to all aspects of our society, but environmental factors are a major component of this issue that needs to be analyzed. The question is then is how does instability and turmoil within the family affect the rate of juvenile delinquency amount youth....   [tags: Teenagers, Family, Bahavior] 1065 words
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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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The True Effects of Comic Books - 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: juvenile, delinquency, beneficial] 982 words
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The Labeling Theory and its Effect on Devience - According to labeling theory, deviance is a product of a societal reaction to behaviour. A label is created as a reaction to an isolated incident by agents of social control. The recipient then internalizes the label and absorbs it into their self identity. Once they identify with the label, the individual will act in ways that fulfill the label. The focus of labeling theory is on the process of how the label leads to further delinquent behaviour. The cause of the initial act of deviance is of less concern than how societies reaction to the act creates a condition for further deviance....   [tags: social, delinquency, identity] 593 words
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Why Young Individuals Commit Crimes? - Firstly, what does it mean when someone uses the term juvenile delinquency. Juvenile delinquency can also be referred to as juvenile offending is when a young person under the age eighteen who in which has repeatedly committed a crime or offense. In the United States and other countries, juvenile crime is one of the most serious problems. The reason why juveniles commit crimes is sort of complicated and difficult to explain. There have been several disparate theories to better help with understanding juvenile delinquency....   [tags: juvenile delinquency, juvenile crimes]
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An Emphasis on Black Youth in America, Kojo A.Dei,in's book ‘Ties That Bind: Youth and Drugs in a Black Community - ... Not to his surprise, Macleod finds the Hangers eight years later undereducated, imprisoned, unemployed, and resistant to a system or societal structure they see no future in”. Thus, in comparison to the “seven Brothers, who are black except for one person and also reside in Clarendon Heights, refuse to submit to the Hangers lifestyle in the hope that hard work will pay off in the form of economic opportunity. In agreement with the “achievement ideology” the Brothers look to excel in school and sports and are compliant with the structure and ideals of dominant society by “accommodating themselves to accepted standards of behavior and striving to fulfill socially approved roles” (p....   [tags: crime, relationhips, juvenile delinquency]
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Truancy: Epidemic or Controllable Rebellion? - Truancy: Epidemic or Controllable Rebellion? Audience: Parents, police officers and the students. Introduction In recent discussions of juvenile delinquency, a controversial issue has been whether students being arrested or penalized for truancy is successful or not. On one hand police and other authoritative figures argues that this is a great way to make them an example for other kids to not follow their path. On the other hand, many contends that this will not affect the students and the issue will keep reoccurring....   [tags: Juvenile Delinquency, Controversy]
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Homeless in The United States - Homelessness is a problem that happens in many different countries around the world. Definitions of homelessness are defined in different meanings by different people. However, the Stewart B. McKinney Act defines a homeless person as “ one who lacks a fixed permanent nighttime residence or whose nighttime residence is a temporary shelter, welfare hotel, or any public or private place not designed as sleeping accommodations for human beings” (McNamara 1025). It is impossible to find out exactly the number of homeless; however, the researchers can do a study to estimate that number....   [tags: poverty, delinquency, juvenile justice]
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The Case of Adrian Navarro-Canales - ... It is known that minorities of America go to prison more often than white Americans. The thought of all these facts out in the public about our criminal justice system having racial disparity is a horrible feeling, but it’s one of many problems that America deals with today. Criminologists have observed and reported that racial disparity is in our criminal justice system. They have said that there is more weight on evidence indicating that minorities are a consequence of more criminal behavior acts....   [tags: research note, juvenile delinquency]
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Why Young People Join Gangs - There are various reasons behind young people joining street gangs. One of the reasons young people join street gangs is because of neighborhood disadvantages. A theory that can contribute to why young people might join street gangs is Social Disorganization Theory. Social Disorganization theory assumes that “delinquency emerges in neighborhoods where neighborhood relation and social institutions have broken down and can no longer maintain effective social controls (Bell, 2007).” Social Disorganization contributes to residential instability and poverty, which affects interpersonal relationships within the community and opens opportunities for crimes to be committed....   [tags: neighborhoods, relationships, delinquency]
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