Juvenile Delinquency And Juvenile Crime

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One of the biggest problems which the United States is faced with is juvenile crime. The reason experts feel juvenile 's commit crimes is because of risk factors when they were younger but experts still have not found the main reason why juvenile 's commit crimes. Some risk factors associated with juvenile crime are poverty, repeated exposure to violence, drugs, easy access to firearms, unstable family life and family violence, delinquent peer groups, and media violence. There are persistent patterns in the delinquency rate. Official arrest statistics, victim data, and self-reports indicate that males are significantly more delinquent than females. Self-report data show that a significant number of adolescents become crime victims. The NCVS may under report juvenile victimization. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) trails more than fifty thousand people annually in order to estimate the total number of criminal incidents, including those not reported to police although the true association between class and delinquency is still unknown, the official data tell us that delinquency rates are highest in areas with high rates of poverty. Chronic juvenile offenders are at high risk for mental health problems, substance abuse, poor physical health, low educational and vocational productivity, and interpersonal difficulties. Some examples of violent crimes juveniles may often commit are assault, homicide, rape, robbery, arson, auto theft, burglary, larceny, vandalism and weapons possession. A crime that I found most interesting is gang violence. A gang is basically an organized group of criminals fill with mostly juveniles. Some different types of gangs are Latin King, Crip, Bloods and etc. Juveniles usually join gangs for re... ... middle of paper ... ... them and get more involved with these juveniles, sometime the right attention from adults can save lives. Reference Bates, Kristin Ann., and Richelle S. Swan. Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. Daly, Michael. "The First Modern School Shooter Feels Responsible for the Rest." The Daily Beast. Newsweek/Daily Beast, 30 May 2014. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. Ewing, C. P. (1990). When children kill: The dynamics of juvenile homicide. Lexington Books/DC Heath and Com. Muschert, Glenn W. "The Lesson of Columbine." (2009): n. pag. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. Schmalleger, Frank. Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Prentice Hall, 1999. Print. Wilson, J. J., & Howell, J. C. (1993). Comprehensive strategy for serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders. Washington, DC: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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