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What Causes Juvenile Crime and Who Is To Blame? - With more parents working today, one perception is that children are being forced to grow up too quickly, which could be why crime among the youth is growing each day. In the past it was thought that, “If parents raise their children properly, they will be law abiding citizens. In contrast, if a child does not behave appropriately, it must be the parents’ fault” (Nakaya 49), however this may not be the case. While there is not one single cause for juvenile delinquency, Graham believes that bad parenting falls somewhere on the list (1719)....   [tags: Parenting, Teen Crime]
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Teen Crime - How safe are teens wherever they go. Despite many people's attempts, teen violence is something that hasn't completely come to an end. Recently, 59% of students in grades six through twelve knew where to get a gun if they wanted one, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. The U.S. Surgeon General shows that each year, students spend $5.5 billion on alcohol, perhaps the cause of many violent crimes committed by them. Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice reports that from 1985 to 1993, murders committed by people between the ages of 14-17 increased 165%....   [tags: essays research papers] 893 words
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Unsolved Teen Crime Article - NORWALK, Connecticut (CNN) -- Jury selection begins Tuesday in the trial of Michael Skakel, charged with the murder of his teen-age neighbor 26 years ago. Martha Moxley, Skakel's 15-year-old neighbor, was found bludgeoned to death with a golf club outside her home in affluent Greenwich, Connecticut, on October 31, 1975. Skakel, now 41 and the nephew of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, was charged with the crime in January 2000, largely on the strength of witnesses who said he either admitted to killing Moxley or said he could have killed her in an alcohol-induced blackout....   [tags: essays research papers] 891 words
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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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The Effects of Teen Pregnancy on Children - There are many obstacles for children of teenage mothers to face. These children have serious disadvantages in contrast to those children who come from nuclear families. Often they lack a father figure, have a high poverty rate, and there are incidents of depression and mental health problems. Many people are blaming the sex education programs in schools and the additional federal aid being offered to single parents as major causes for the country’s high rate of teen pregnancies (Carole). Although, the real purpose of sex education and federal aid is to help empower the mother and child so they can eventually lead productive lives....   [tags: The Adverse Effects of Teen Pregnancy]
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Taking a Look at Teen Pregnancy - In 2012, there were 29.4 births for every 1,000 females ranging from the age 15-19. This is 305,420 babies total born to females in this age group. Eighty-nine percent of these births occurred outside of marriage. The 2012 teen birth rate shows a decline of six percent from 2011 when the birth rate was 31.3 per 1,000 girls. The teen birth rate has declined pretty steadily over the past 20 years. In 1991, the teen birth rate in the U.S. was 61.8 births for every 1,000 teenage girls, compared with 29.4 births for every 1,000 females in 2012 that’s pretty good....   [tags: teen birth rate in dveloped countries] 1183 words
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Preventing Teen Violence - Violence is defined as the intentional use of force to harm a human being. Its outcome is injury (whether physical or psychological, fatal or nonfatal). Violence among teenagers is on the rise, and has been since the early 1980's. In my opinion this is due to the increase of violence in the media, the astounding availability of firearms and the lack of proper guidance in the home. Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice reports that from 1985 to 1993 murders committed by people over the age of 25 dropped an impressive 20%; meanwhile they increased 65% for people between the ages of 18-24 and an astounding 165% growth for teenagers 14 to 17....   [tags: Violence Teenagers Crime Media Essays]
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Factors that Lead to Teen Pregnancy - Factors that Lead to Teen Pregnancy Although the overall rate of teen pregnancy has been declining, the rates have remained high for teens that are most vulnerable. The great majority of Americans believe that teen pregnancies are a serious national problem, indeed a problem that is the major component of what is thought to be national moral decline. However, what causes these teens to become pregnant at such a young age. A large body of research has identified a number of factores that underlie teen sexual and contraceptive behavior, pregnancy, and childbearing....   [tags: Teen Pregnant Pregnancy Essays] 1357 words
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How to Reduce Juvenile Crime - A few fellow students rushed to the corner next to an abandoned truck across the street in front of James Madison high school. I saw a big Hispanic guy with all kinds of tattoos on his arms, neck, and legs turned away from a victim who had been begging, hurting and crawling on the ground. The victim, who I later discovered that he was a decent senior, was beat up. I could see bloods bleeding out of his mouth. He covered one eye, creeping to the pavement and mourning for help but no "dare" to shout....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays]
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Crime and Social Inequality - Crime and criminalization are dependent on social inequality Social inequality there are four major forms of inequality, class gender race and age, all of which influence crime. In looking at social classes and relationship to crime, studies have shown that citizens of the lower class are more likely to commit crimes of property and violence than upper-class citizens: who generally commit political and economic crimes. In 2007 the National Crime Victimization Survey showed that families with an income of $15000 or less had a greater chance of being victimized; recalling that lower classes commit a majority of those crimes....   [tags: Social Inequality, Gender, Crime] 1188 words
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Teen Pregnancy - In the 1960s and early 1970s, more unmarried women who became pregnant decided not to get married. As more teenage mothers remained single, public concern increased. Teen pregnancies were, often presented as a medical problem to be, treated with more access to clinics, birth control and abortion. There was a shift from viewing teen pregnancy as a moral problem to that of seeing it as a psychological or health problem (Adams, 1997). When we look at influences, it is hard to say what precisely is the main pressure of teen pregnancies in the United States is....   [tags: Sociology ]
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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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Teenage Curfew Leads to Trouble Not Safety - They are out there causing trouble, drinking, smoking, and having sex. The teenagers: feared by parents all around the world. That is not the reality; the majority of teenagers will not be out looking for trouble. On a typical Friday night teenagers will be hanging out with their friends, catching up with everything that has gone on during the week. Why do parents fear for their teenager’s lives. So often we hear about violent crimes and things that go bump in the night, but do we think that the problems can be solved by a magical curfew....   [tags: Crime ]
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The Social Acceptance of Teen Pregnancy - ... Many people turn blind eye because the child so desperately wants to be treated and considered an adult that they fail in helping them to prevent in reckless activities. Many people will argue that to them some parents treat their children like they are friends. Parents sometimes fail to identify when they need to assert authority when allowing decisions to be made by their teens. Some spiritual principles scowl upon contraceptives. With contraceptives being frowned upon in most conservative Southern states, more teens are likely to become pregnant before they are seventeen years of age....   [tags: premarital sex, gender roles, media] 994 words
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Youth Offending and The Teen Brain - The juvenile execution rate is low in the U.S. but there are still some countries that allow for youth to be killed. The brain of a teen compared to an adult’s brain is still growing and developing. “Research has shown that brains don’t look like an adult brain until the early to mid-twenties, so if your child is under 25, you are still in the teen zone.”(Ritvo, Eva M.D), so the brain is unsure on the decision making process. Immaturity is the key factor in most cases of juveniles....   [tags: juvenile execution]
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Teen Curfew - The intention teenagers are given a curfew of a certain time limit in different states is to limit gang violence and use curfew as a key tool to do so. (Wagner, Matt 2). Curfew is a way to control the teens that have diminutive self control along with little or no parental control. (Hall, Maggie 2). Various amounts of teenagers cannot be confidential to act with such autonomy and accountability. (Love, Dennis 2). Having a curfew indicates who the teenager is and what they do. (Love, Dennis 2). To give other teenagers a sense of where they live or reside and to show how much character they have, teens stay out longer and later to give other teens that sense of doing what they desire....   [tags: Social Issues, Gang Violence] 2455 words
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Teen Vandalism...Who Pays? - Parents of teen vandals should be held responsible for their child’s act of vandalism because, as parents, they maintain accountability of their children. Due to the consequences of their child’s act of destruction and lack of morals and values, parents who maintain by law, total accountability of their children owe it to their community to pay for all costs incurred. The repercussions of family embarrassment may, in the long run teach not only the children how to obey authority through implemented rules and regulations, but it may also cause the parents to ultimately learn that their parenting skills need to align with acceptable standards of society....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Teen Suicide Risk Factors and Prevention - Introduction A teenager is a transitional stage of physical and mental human development that occurs between childhood and adulthood. Teen life is not just a fun stage. A teenager stage is also a stage full of responsibility. (Arnett, Jeffrey) As they grow, they discover and learn new things. We develop our skills and we met new people. We go to school to study; they met friends and sometimes have a special someone. How can these people affect their lives. What can push them to do unexpected things....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teen Music Piracy: Innocent or Guilty - Teen Music Piracy: Innocent or Guilty Throughout time, people have resorted to stealing in order to obtain items instead of buying them. It became a problem so consequences were made. Even dating back to the Ten Commandments there were laws against stealing. Recently, theft has become a problem over the internet. Musicians and music companies have lost millions in revenue. Websites such as Napster, The Pirate Bay, and Pandora have made it extremely easy for people, specifically teens, to illegally download and or listen to music for free....   [tags: Internet Theft, Music, Technology, Piracy]
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juvenile crime - To many Americans today, the country is a hostage-but not from oversea terrorism as one might expect to think. No today, we live in fear from our own children; and these are the same young people who we are entrusting the future of this great country with. According to the Department of Justice report released in November, thirty-eight percent of those arrested for weapons offenses in 1995 were under the age of eighteen (Curriden). In the same report, the Bureau of Justice Statistics stated that in 1995, 3 out of every 100 eighteen-year-olds were arrested for weapons offenses....   [tags: essays research papers] 2368 words
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Abortion Reduces Crime - Abstract                No one is certain why crime rates have plummeted in the United States over the last decade. But that fact has not prevented politicians from taking credit for the downturn. The newest theory about why crime is down, however, put forward in a report by two highly regarded economists, is drawing both outrage and intense debate. The economists claim that abortion may prevent the birth of unwanted children, who would have received very little attention from their parents and therefore would have higher probability of committing crime....   [tags: Illustration Essay, Persuasive Essays] 1227 words
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Keeping the Youth out of Trouble Afterhours - Teen Curfews Teen Curfews have became more popular around the world. Teen curfews essentially helps the teens stay out of trouble during certain hours. Keeps the community safe, and less crime happening. What we think is going isn't absolutely true. Curfews don't keep teens out of trouble, break the fourth and fifth amendment, and don't reduce crime rates significantly. Curfews don't keep teens out of trouble at night. Making more trouble by forcing them to stay in the house. They'll sneak out the house any time at night to go to a party, or have fun....   [tags: teen curfews] 1409 words
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Teen Violence and Peer Pressure - This essay discusses peer pressure and problems of teenage violence. It will also try to define the sources of the problems and the solutions to them. Violence. Mentioning the word conjures up images of assault, abuse, and even murder. It's the act of purposefully hurting someone. And it's a major issue facing today's young adults. In today's American society, violence is more prevalent now then ever. Annually, one in twelve highschoolers is threatened or injured with a weapon each year. Each year one person out of every forty is a victim of a violent crime....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays] 2314 words
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Teen Curfews are NOT Necessary - Teen Curfews are NOT Necessary “In one study the average adult surmised that teens amount for forty-three percent of all violent crimes, when in reality the number is only a mere thirteen percent, and this number is made up of only half a percent of minors.” (Stoup, Page 1) Teenagers should not be forced to follow a ridged time schedule because of a curfew. Curfews severely reduce the amount of time that minors have to do things like youth events or church groups. Some people believe that youth are inexperienced drivers that cause accidents and that a curfew would limit these accidents....   [tags: miscellaneous]
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The Social Problem of Crime in America - Over the past twenty years, the prison system has grown and crime has increased dramatically. Since last year, violent crime rates have increased fifteen percent and property crime rates have increased twelve percent. Police are now present at almost every public corner, every school, every workplace, and every community across the nation yet the crime rates are still increasing. The "militarization of the police" in America is doing little to help decrease crime rates and is becoming a large part of American life today (Madar)....   [tags: education, unemployment, legal, system]
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Approaches to crime prevention - Approaches to crime prevention have emerged over time and are demonstrated in different solutions, practices, and policies executed by law enforcement, courts, corrections, family, and community. Some of the dominant approaches to crime prevention currently used by law enforcement, courts, corrections, family, and community are: situational crime prevention, crime prevention through social development, crime prevention through environmental design, community crime prevention, reduction of recidivism, and policing....   [tags: Law Enforcement, Communications Strategy]
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Teen Smoking - Teen Smoking Teen smoking. Those two words mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. To some it means nothing. They are just two meaningless words found under T and S in the dictionary. To others it is as if these words symbolize some sort of treason or crime against society. Yet to others it is just another stereotype to be placed under. And to some it is a salvation. An escape. Unfortunately I am writing this paper so you will get my positions on teen smoking rather than other peoples....   [tags: essays research papers] 1732 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy Children from homes run by teenage mothers have to face almost insurmountable obstacles in life. The incidents of depression and mental health problems, the lack of father figures, and the high rate of poverty often connected to children in homes run by teenage mothers put them at serious disadvantages when compared to children raised in nuclear families. Many people believe that the implementation of sex education in schools and the addition of more federal aid for single parents are major causes for the country's high rate of teen pregnancies....   [tags: Social Issues Pregnant Sociology Essays] 1391 words
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Teen Violence -      Teen violence is a serious and rapidly growing problem in America. From the horrible incident at Columbine, Colorado to the everyday incidents of youth violence, it is apparent that the problem is growing not shrinking. There are, according to most studies, several possible contributing factors which lead young people to violent behavior.      One problem facing children growing up in America is today's media bombardment. Children growing up in today's media bombardment are learning all the wrong things at all the wrong times....   [tags: Teenagers Teens] 1693 words
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Crime Against True Beauty - Eight girls are standing in line at a movie theater. All smiling in a carefree manner that could be expected of any all American teenage girl. However, statistics say that two of these girls bare scars on their bodies that our society would deem, “self-inflicted”. The truth of the matter is, these two girls are wounded by the immense weight of our cultures requirements for beauty. Requirements that can potentially be explained by science, but neither the way in which our society allows itself to be controlled by such mundane fancies nor the effect on the people it oppresses is by any means justified....   [tags: Beauty]
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Teen Alcohol Addiction - Teen alcohol addiction - Is there any hope for a teenager who wants to get his or her life straightened out. It's very interesting that I find myself writing about something that not only is commonsense, but what is more, something that every one knows about in general but may not in particular. Alcohol use among teenagers is a serious problem and is responsible for death and injury in automobile accidents, physical and emotional disability, deterioration of academic performances, aggressive behavior that causes a number of other sociological problems in families and among friends....   [tags: Alcoholism] 1508 words
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Crime Prevention - Crime prevention is an adequate and economical way to curtail crime. Enforcing and maintaining effective and productive crime prevention programs can be a major factor in creating safe and secure communities by decreasing the level of crime. In this essay, I will identify a crime prevention program and describe its components, philosophy, and goals. I will describe the strengths, weaknesses, ethical issues and the effectiveness of the program. Over the past thirty years, gun-affiliated injuries and deaths have increased among youth....   [tags: safe communities, gun violence]
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The Decline in Morality Has Caused an Increase in Crime - The Decline in Morality Has Caused an Increase in Crime In an age where violent crime is more dominant than ever and morality is not heard of, there arise many problems that result from each other. The past thirty years, our society has been determined to secularize itself and to separate from many moral standards that root from the Bible. Since moral values were removed from schools in the 1960's, crime and immorality has steadily risen. It is evident that declining morals has a direct effect on the crime rate....   [tags: Papers] 1021 words
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Bad Effects of The Internet: Cyber Crime - Nowadays with the growth of internet usage among people, there are always bad effect of internet. One of the problems that always occur in internet is cybercrime or scam. According to Brittanica.com cyber-crime also can be define as computer crime which the use of a computer as an instrument to further illegal ends, such as committing fraud, trafficking in child pornography and intellectual property, stealing identities, or violating privacy. Cybercrime, especially through the Internet, has grown in importance as the computer has become central to commerce, entertainment, and government....   [tags: fraud, bullying, internet] 838 words
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Alecia Beth Moor: From Troubled Teen to P!nk Superstar - Alecia Beth Moore: From Troubled Teen to P!nk Superstar “I was extreme… From skateboarder to hip-hopper to rave child to lead singer of a rock band - I did it all, and all at the same time (P!nk Quotes).” Alecia Beth Moore took music as most people knew it and made her own style. In order to appreciate P!nk’s original music, one must understand P!nk’s defective childhood, how she overcame the struggles in her life, and the foundation and inspiration she left for other upcoming musical artists. P!nk was born Alecia Beth Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1979....   [tags: contemporary pop artists and singers] 1239 words
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Cyber Bullying: An Uncontrollable Epidemic - In the 21st century, cyber bullying has grown to be a major crime and motive for suicide for those victimized due to bullies who yearn to overpower others with the convenience of technology. Unfortunately even with today’s anti-bullying chant and progressive technology, this crime will continue in young adults. Compared to a century ago, cyber bullying has grown to a scale that cannot be controlled. With new handheld devices that have the ability to send a message to another’s device in no more than 15 seconds, it is easier than ever to bully over the cyber waves....   [tags: teen violence, bullies, internet]
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The Harmful Effect of Television on Children and Teen-agers - The entertainment that television is now portraying is not exactly what the younger society of America needs to be exposed to, but unfortunately in today's economy that is the only kind of entertainment that sells. There is so much unnecessary exposure to violence, aggressive behavior, and sexual acts now being broadcasted daily on television, movies, music, and even the news. The broadcasting systems are now targeting younger children and teens. The crime rates have skyrocketed due to delinquent juvenile behavior over the past ten years....   [tags: Psychology] 1284 words
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The Right to Drink - The Right to Drink Underaged drinking has become a rising problem in the small wonder of Delaware. This problem of underaged drinking has affected 32,000 of Delawareans (“Delaware Dropout Summary Statistics”) aging from 12-20. It has lasted a long period of time while the general public is now engaging more in underaged drinking even though it is against the rules. Delaware continues to face the intensity of this problem by having higher crime rates and drunk driving. Though the law is being enforced, and people are getting punished for going against the rule, the fact of the matter is that if the law is reduced to age 18 then less people would break the law in the first place....   [tags: Underage Drinking, Teen Drinking]
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Essay on Juvenile Crime and Punishment - Juvenile Crime and Punishment     The punishment of juvenile criminals, specifically those between the ages of 13 and 18, in the event that they commit crimes of murder, is not severe enough. Minors between these critical ages in the teenage life who commit crimes of murder should be prosecuted as adults in all situations and locations.   Teenagers in this age group do kill others, old and young alike. The rate at which juveniles were arrested for murder rose 177 percent between 1978 and 1993 (NBER.org)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Do Curfews Keep Teens Out of Trouble? - There is some debate on whether curfews keep teenagers out of trouble. A curfew is defined as a law or regulation that requires a person or group of people must stay indoors for a designated time, usually through the night. Curfews usually apply to teenagers and are there to help keep them out of trouble and keep them safe. City regulations have different views on curfew times and age groups. For example, a 13 year old will need to go indoors earlier than a 17 year old. Usually a curfew is set at about 11 p.m., but can also be set for in the daytime....   [tags: juvenile crime, regulation]
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Juveniles Should Not Be Charged Differently - ... Teenagers should learn from mistakes that they might see around, wether it comes from family members or others. There is no excuse to committing these crimes because in my behalf I know committing is an insane thought. All crimes should be treated in the same regard, whether they are teenagers or adults. A crime is a crime, when teenagers commit a murder or rape, that is a crime that adult would most likely do. If teenagers have the capability to commit a crime they should have the same capability to be responsible for their actions....   [tags: crime, parents, actions, behaviors] 592 words
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Incarceration in An Adult Prison Increases Juvenile Crime - In the last 42 years little to no changes have been made to correct the standards that govern punitive measures towards juvenile delinquency. Today juvenile law is governed by state and many states have enacted a juvenile code. However, in numerous cases, juveniles are transferred to adult court when juvenile courts waive or relinquish jurisdiction. Adolescents should not be tried in the adult court system or sentenced to adult penitentiary's on account of: teen brains are not mature which causes a lack of understanding towards the system, incarceration in an adult facility increases juvenile crime, and children that are sentenced to adult prison are vulnerable to abuse and rape....   [tags: abuse, rape, punitive measures]
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Substance Abuse Among Teenager and Crime Rate - Issue: “Substance abuse among teenagers consequently increases the crime rate”. 1.0Chosen aspect My theme is about abuse. “Substance abuse among teenagers consequently increases the crime rate” is my chosen issue. I chose this issue is because I saw an online news shows that the substance abuse among teenagers had increase rapidly. In the “Youth substance abuse problem tackled by Staten Island at all day summits” news showed that a lot of teenagers had died due to the overdose of drugs in the island....   [tags: peer pressure, criminal activity] 518 words
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Setting Up a Curfew Law for Teens - Setting a curfew for teens and young adults under the age of eighteen is very helpful in keeping teens off the streets as night when most crime occurs. Having this as law will give the parents the peace of mind that their children aren’t out roaming around town at night. I agree that this is not going to stop people from breaking the law just because you are restricting them from a certain time of the day. Setting this curfew will help law enforcement to single out the people who are breaking the law any way because it is not going to stop them from being out when they are not supposed to be....   [tags: teens, law enforcement, crime]
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Should Youth Curfew Laws Be Implemented and Used? - Youth curfew laws are intended to protect teens from getting into trouble and being harmed by forcing adolescents to stay off the streets after a certain hour, but do they take away rights from teens at the same time. Youth curfew laws have been implemented across counties in the United States. One curfew law in Philadelphia (“American”) limits the times youth can be out varying by age and time from 8pm to 11pm. Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia reasons, “…which will help keep safe our citizens, especially our young people,” when speaking about the ordinance....   [tags: crime, safety, rights, family]
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Causes of The Juvenile Crime Rate Increase From 1990 To Present - From 1990 to to the present there has been a sharp increase in juvenile crime across the United States. From 1996 to the present there has been a slight decline from the statistics in 1995(OJJDP). What was the cause for this uprise in juvenile delinquincy. I will discuss 2 different theories to why there was such an increase in juvenile crime rates. I will analyze the rise of the "Gangsta-Rap" culture in the early 1990's and how it may have affected teenagers that are in lower-income families....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Community Crime Profile Survey - Community Crime Profile Survey with Questions The small community of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ is the one square mile home to a comparatively tiny population of approximately 7,600 people, including myself. I live on a residential street of this small suburban town where a great threat of danger and harm has never really been associated with its name. The crime rate on the city-data.com crime index is a minute 35.6 when compared to the U.S. average of 330.6. In the year of 2002 Wood-Ridge did not experience any murders, rapes, or robberies, and only 1 assault, 35 larceny counts, and 7 auto thefts....   [tags: essays research papers yyy] 2428 words
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What Leads to Juvenile Deliquency? - Studies have shown in the past, that some of the main underlying factors that contribute to juvenile delinquency are differential association, peer pressure, socialization, age, mental health and drug/substance abuse. All these independent variables in some way can said to either directly or indirectly influence criminal behavior in juveniles. Other factors like demographics, race, and violent / nonviolent crimes are also taken in consideration at a smaller level. In many of the studies one would think that race would be a main variable but most research has chosen to only consider it as a factor and not as a main variable....   [tags: crime, violence, abuse] 1422 words
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Juvenile Crime - Juvenile Crime In today's changing world there are many factors that affect the Delinquency of our youth. Crime has become a major pastime for a large amount of today's youth. Some of the causes of this troubling problem are poverty, lack of activities, and mental issues. With every problem there is a solution, there is a constant battle in trying to find the perfect solution to help contribute to delinquency. We haven't found that solution, but we have some answers to help contain the problem....   [tags: Papers] 427 words
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Teenage Curfew - Having a teenage curfew is ineffective and useless. Many people argue that the curfews are necessary because it will keep young people out of trouble. They also say that teenagers are more likely to get in trouble late than they would during daylight. Teens are looked at as the age group that causes the most trouble, and society targets them when it comes to matter for crime, however many people believe that teens are responsible for a large percentage of crimes and that having a curfew in effect will help lower crime rates....   [tags: Juvenile Crime] 699 words
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No Prison Time for Juvenile Crime and Violence - No Prison Time for Juvenile Crime Students are shooting up schools across the country. Kids as young as twelve and thirteen are being convicted of murdering their peers. Right here in Hanover, two teens have been charged with the murders of Dartmouth professors. Although juvenile crime across the country may not be on the rise, high publicity, headline-grabbing juvenile-perpetrated homicides certainly are. Prosecutors, attempting to satiate public demand for "justice," have begun trying these juvenile offenders in adult courts and sending them to adult prison....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 878 words
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Juveniles Treated Like Adults - Everyday a vast number of brutal crimes occur somewhere in America. Teens as young as thirteen commit murder, rape, and burglary to an extent. What can be done about it. The best answer I can think of is to treat juveniles like adults. They have just as much responsibility and knowledge of their actions just as adults do, so they deserve the same punishment if they commit the same crime. Believe it or not, teens commit the same level of crimes that adults commit. Crimes will get even worse in the future if nothing is strictly done about the unnecessary violent actions....   [tags: crime, teens, punishment, fairness, justice]
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The Most Common Way of Death Inside a Jail - ... jails. In 2009 there were 948, that is one hundred and twenty-seven deaths out of every hundred thousand inmates. But there are two sides to every story one guard says he has been working in jails for over seven years and only saw one rape. The most common way of death inside jail is suicide; Suicide is also the third leading cause in prison. This is because it is a lot harder to commit suicide in prison. To commit suicide in jail or prison the prisoners do drug overdose and self inflected wounds....   [tags: crime, suicide]
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Shoplifting is a Crime Committed by Many - ... Have you heard the term Kleptomania (Wikipedia Foundations Inc.) which is a compulsive urge to steal. Preteen and teens know that they’re not supposed to steal, but they still do it for the thrill. As teens are given more control over their lives, some teens steal as a way of rebelling (kids Health). Some teens get a rush of excitement and in their mind when they shoplift they think of it as free stuff. After some people steal they get a habit of stealing and they can’t help it, then they have to do it over and over again....   [tags: steal, teenagers, law]
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Juvenile Justice - When we were first given this assignment, we were told we would have to write about a specific topic the rest of the semester. To be honest, I was a bit over whelmed but then I thought about some topics that mattered to me and what needed attention. I came to the conclusion that I was going to write about, should juveniles be tried as adults in a court of law. This topic not only ties into my major but it is something I am genuinely interested in. An issue with the current justice system is occasionally juveniles that should be brought into criminal court are not....   [tags: tennessee, investigation, crime]
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Punishment of Juvenile Offenders - Youth violence is escalating in the United States. More juveniles crimes, are sentenced to juvenile court, and then sent right back to where they started The question is, are these juveniles being treated right, are they getting the proper attention. Should they be treated like adults. Or should teenagers, no matter what the crime may be, be treated as juveniles. Many social and cultural factors in a child's life may influence a child’s behaviors. In fact, according to Dr. Noguera, Most violent teens are from lower class urban areas....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays] 537 words
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Little Justice in The Juvenile Justice System - What makes an adult an adult. Is it based on their age. Does turning 18 automatically make you an adult. Should juvenile criminals convicted of a crime be tried and sentenced as adults. Why not. Juvenile criminals should be tried and sentenced as adults. Juveniles are more than just kids. They are capable of doing anything an adult is capable of doing. One has probably heard the saying, “If you want to be treated like an adult, then act like an adult.” If they’re going to do crimes that “only” adults are capable of doing, then they should treated like an adult and be tried and sentenced like one....   [tags: crime, trial, children]
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Children Being Tried as Adults? Think Again - If children are too young to vote, drink alcohol, drive, and go watch rated R movies, why should they be tried as adults. It has always been an issue if whether an adolescent, under the age of eighteen, convicted of violent crimes should be tried as an adult or not. There are children as young as eleven years old that are being sent to adult prisons (Krikorian 2003). In such cases the jury does not take into consideration the fact that they are too young to stand trial, their brains are not fully developed, and that they are capable of rehabilitating....   [tags: crime, development, competence]
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Reasons for Curfew Laws - Imagine yourself driving to your friend’s house after curfew hours and suddenly you get pulled over by the police. The police officer hands you a ticket. Then you think to yourself, I wasn’t doing anything wrong. The police tells you go home and to never do this again. You wonder why. In the late 1800s, William the Conqueror introduced curfew laws. He wanted curfew to be a normal part of social life in England. The purpose of curfew laws was to keep peace and to prevent fires that could ruin the citizens (Daytime Curfew)....   [tags: protection, safety, crime]
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Violent Video Games are a Key Contributor to Teen Violence in America - Violence or aggression refers “to any behaviour that demonstrates a malicious intent to harm one another”. Numerous people are being killed and murdered because of the continuous violence happening all over the world, particularly in the United States. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), violence, in general, is among the leading causes of death, and that each year; over 1.6 million people worldwide lose their lives due to it. WHO states that about 8.2% of the world’s population are being murdered because of violence in the United States....   [tags: violence, video games, argumentative, persuasive] 1181 words
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No Curfews for Teenagers - Teenagers should not have curfews set by the cities. People have been talking about this topic since 1976 in Detroit. Some cities have put a curfew in place and they have kept it or they have taken it away. The majority of cities with curfews have taken away the curfew because they did not work. Somebody can really decide if curfews for teenagers are good or not, there are pros and cons. People have found that there are more cons than pros, which drives teenagers to challenge their parents. There are many stories on the internet that give examples of good and bad situations that cities have put a curfew on teenagers....   [tags: crime, nightlife, parents, city]
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Why Jhonny Cade Should or Should not Be Tried for Murder - Ernest Hemingway once said, “All things truly wicked start from innocence.” This quote is relevant to the story, The Outsiders, because sixteen year old Johnny Cade is considered innocent. Johnny is still considered innocent because he is not yet an adult. Another reason he might be believed innocent is because he is quiet, small for his age, and the pet of a group called ‘The Greasers’. However, his conceived innocence is soon diluted not by adulthood, but the truly wicked act of murder. He and Ponyboy Curtis were running away when some guys from another group called ‘The Socs’ stopped them and were going to beat them up....   [tags: the outsiders, teen murder, novel]
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