Some of the main concerns of violence revolves around the family atmosphere. Some families are not creating a secured environment for their children. Instead, these children get exposed to illegal behavior and violent actions in the homes. Family morals and values play an important role ... ... middle of paper ... ...are by far the most frequent type of offense. These include stealing from shops, houses, and cars; and the unauthorized taking of the person ( assaults, fighting, robbery with violence ), together with sex offenses and, in industrially developed countries, traffic offenses, come next and are more common among those aged from 17 to 21.
This lack of parental supervision is thought to be an influence on juvenile crime rates. Other identifiable causes of delinquent acts include frustration or failure in school, the increased availability of drugs and alcohol, and the growing incidence of child abuse and child neglect. All these conditions tend to increase the probability of a child committing a criminal act, although a direct causal relationship has not yet been established Most theories of juvenile delinquency have focused on children from disadvantaged families, ignoring the fact that children from affluent homes also commit crimes. The latter may commit crimes because of the lack of adequate parental control, delays in achieving adult status, and hedonistic tendencies. All theories, however, are tentative ... ... middle of paper ... ...in delinquency.
According to Legislative Analyst’s Office or LAO, which is a nonpartisan government agency which has conducted studies that shows that, “Poor academic performance, poor attendance, and more likely, expulsion is an important factor for predicting future criminal behavior.” (LAO) LAO’s studies implies that students who do not do well in school and those who do not attend school on a regular basis are prone to become juvenile delinquents in the future. Having said that, children who have poor academic aspects are at risk for futu... ... middle of paper ... ...nt path. With that being said, weak parent-child activity are related to family dilemmas which is prone to be a strong predictor for general offending. Furthermore, K. M. Banham Bridges, an assistant psychologist at Canadian National Committee for Mental Hygiene, found that, “Delinquent and immoral parents always have delinquent children. The children may lose respect and affection for their parents to resist their influences or the power of their suggestion.”(Bridges).
There is no specific estimate of the exact role that child abuse and neglect plays in the United States, however, it is certain that there is a significant social problem in this area. Elrod and Ryder (2011) state that even mild forms of violence against children may encourage aggression and that physical abuse is strongly related to a variety of childhood adjustment problems. One of the major areas of childhood adjustment problems lies within the area of violent juvenile crime. Child physical abuse, aside from having physical injuries, affects the mental state of a c... ... middle of paper ... ...ed very seriously when determining if this has anything to do with their decision to become involved in delinquent acts. Child physical abuse can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and can ultimately affect their state of mind and how they view decisions as good or bad.
Juvenile delinquency, it is also known as teenage crime. It is like any crime that human beings commit but these crimes differ because they are committed by young people. Before coming of age girls and boys have less understanding of the world. Parents, friends and teachers are all responsible along with the juvenile who commit a crime. This is why courts do not punish the teenagers like they punish the adults when they commit a crime.
Juvenile Criminals Should Not Be Tried as Adults Today?s court system is left with many difficult decisions. One of the most controversial being whether to try juveniles as adults or not. With the number of children in adult prisons and jails rising rapidly, questions are being asked as to why children have been committing such heinous crimes and how will they be stopped. The fact of the matter is that it is not always the children's fault for their poor choices and actions; they are merely a victim of their environment or their parents. Another question asked is how young is too young.
Another reason why I think juvenile offenders should not be tried as adults is because many of these juveniles come from an unfit home that can lead them to call out for attention by committing a crime and see if anyone would care. For example, my friend was very young when she started to display bad behaviors to call out for her parents ... ... middle of paper ... ...hange their lives forever. I think juvenile offenders should not be sentence nor tried as adults. Let’s also consider the lack of maturity in these juvenile offenders and let’s ponder that their mental capacity is still developing. Nevertheless, let’s not forget how an unfit, abusive, and peer pressure can influences them to commit a crime without thinking.
Minors, isolated for punishment, do not deserve this radical treatment (Staff Report C13). Numerous lawsuits are filed annually to fight the improper incarceration of juveniles who were tried as adults (Staff Report C13). Most importantly, courts must not rely on prosecutors to prove that a child knew whether or not that the crime committed was right or wrong. “The court is exhorted to treat children brought before it with the same kind of care, custody, and discipline that they would receive ... ... middle of paper ... ...ion II. Violates the rights of the juvenile A.
Children, whom have irresponsible parents that engage in ridiculous discipline, are in conflict with each other or commit crimes exhibit early criminal behavior which, in turn, can be attributed to the maintenance of such behavior during their lifetime (Liu, 2004; Farrington, 1998). This is because according to the learning theories, the violent behaviors of parents are learned through modeling by the children and these behaviors are conditioned over time through reinforcement. Even if violence is not modeled at home, research suggests that the absence of effective social bonds among the parents and children, together with poor parenting skills leads the children to behaviors of
The importance of social-emotional development and toddlers makes an impact in a child life when these skills are developed starting in infancy. Encouraging positive behaviors and using positive discipline practices that helped to develop the ability to make good choices as well as recognizing the confidence that is built when these behaviors are repeated. This is a process for young children to learn these behaviors always remembering that a patient response will help especially when the behaviors are