Juvenile Delinquency Case Study

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After looking at the history and events of juvenile justice, the next step to examine is, the stakeholders involved in delinquency. According to different agencies “the key stakeholder are schools, juvenile justice, child welfare, and mental provider (www.ok.gov). The first stakeholder is the youth that commit crimes. Youth are the ones with the most to lose, delinquency is selective choice that the youth make, and no matter the reasoning behind the juveniles’ action, it still is his or her decision. The next stakeholder is the guardian. The guardians have the primary responsibility of making sure that their children don’t commit crimes. The state should only have to implement action if the juvenile has become a threat to the community. The government whether federal, state, or local are also stakeholders, which have the responsibility of protecting the community as well as rehabilitating and reconditioning the child. However, government should not be considered the primary stakeholder. …show more content…

Societies interest in fighting juvenile’s recidivism is positive and rewarding to benefit of the community. Therefore, community safety is an reasonable reason to implement community based programs. “Studies have shown that many community -based correctional programs reduce recidivism and are less expensive than confinement” (Bartollas & Miller, 2008, p.210).Also, communities had the sense that firm action is paramount to divert juvenile offenders from committing crime. “Some advocates believed childhood intervention programs were having an impact on future juvenile delinquency and criminality rates” (Zigler, Edward, & Taussig,

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