This sense of mutual responsibility and equality before the law must rule out a person from malicious mischief; otherwise they must be ready for suffering. The differences in punishment measures for different categories of offenders who commit the same crime undermine the system of social order and justice. Why should some offenders get second chance and escape punishment? Who will give a second chance to their victims? In order to make today children incapable of co... ... middle of paper ... ...ce is very dubious about its rehabilitative function.
A debate remains over the means essential to the relationship between deviant peers and their effects on indiviudals. This is important because it illustrates that normal interaction with peer groups sways people to commit acts that wouldn’t be normal. Using the data from the National Youth Survey (Wave 7), I will investigate whether or not exposure to deviant peers affects whether adolescents participate in general delinquency. Literature Review Deviant Peers on Delinquency Matsueda and Anderson analyzed the dynamic of delinquent peers and delinquent behavior. They test hypothesis from learning and interactional theories where peer associations creates delinqu... ... middle of paper ... ...erican Journal of Sociology, 106(4), 1013-1057.
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Many factors are known to contribute to youth crime, including a lack of parental involvement their child’s life; maltreatment; failure to adhere to social norms; and untreated health/mental issues. The old “Boys will be boys” adage by a parent is not an acceptable excuse for juvenile misbehavior (Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner, 2010). Youth need positive role models in their lives. If a young person’s parents are not positive role models, the child may turn to a life of crime. Sometimes, however, maltreatment by a parent is a contributing factor to juvenile crime.
However, Farouka had been expelled from school due to fighting and required to go to continuation school. There is a history of truancy, out of parental control, drug and alcohol abuse. It is clear that due to her many questions she was unable to deduct the reasons behind her consequence. It is because of the circumstances and situations, similar in nature to that of Farouka’s our government has been forced to re-evaluate juvenile crime in America. Although trends in America show that society wants to try juveniles as adults for violent crimes, rehabilitation for the majority of our youths is the best solution.
Detention centers are intended to provide temporary housing for youth who are described as having high risk of re-offence before trial or who are likely to not attend their trial at all. The problem starts because the nation’s use of detention is rising, and facilities are packed with young who do not meet the high risk standards. About seventy percent of youth detained are arrested for nonviolent offenses (Holman & Ziedenberg, 2006). So my question is how do all of the negative effects associated with youth detention centers warrant an arrest for a child who is not harmful toward himself or others? The juvenile justice system, across the board, stays true to the statement that the purpose of their programs are to focus on rehabilitation and not punishment to the youth.
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Parents are a key in a child’s life they teach them the right, the wrong, and help them when they get into trouble. Cindy Lederman states in her study, “The parent–child relationship is crucial for promoting both healthy child development and trusting relationships over time” (38). With the parent neglecting, abused, or abandoning the child can lead them to wrong things like stealing to get away from everything. When that happens, “The juvenile court together with the child protection system and other agencies that work with maltreating families have the unique responsibility for protecting children from family members who have ... ... middle of paper ... ...ally wrong with them one the inside. Work Cited Forgays, Deborah Kirby.
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