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Juvenile Delinquency : A Serious Problem

- ... Studies found that family and communities are a vital factor in successful programs. Parents are children’s first link to the world and their community; communities and families teach youth behaviors, whether appropriate or not, thus through teaching communities and families positive behaviors, they become the teachers of their youth. Utilizing, this factors, family-orientated programs have shown the most success and promise, including community-based mentoring, family therapy, and parent training....   [tags: Family, Juvenile delinquency, Psychology]

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Juvenile Delinquency Is Not Only Call For Youthful And Adult Delinquency

- ... The continued act of skipping school leads to adolescent receiving low or failing grades. When an adolescent fails multiple classes or grades they are likely to exhibit criminal behaviors. According to research compiled by Welch-Brewer, Stoddard-Dare, and Mallet it was found that substance use disorder was a substantial analyst of number of probation services in both males and females. Many researchers have concluded that one of the factors that causes delinquency may be the impact of mass media....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Mental disorder]

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The And Prevention Of Juvenile Delinquency

- ... Therefore, Due to the changing demographics, the government created the juvenile delinquency system. As a result of this, the government implemented ‘parens patriae’ through the court systems. Moreover, the juvenile justice creators sought to make a change to the concepts and objectives of the juvenile justice system, including the ‘rights of youth.’ “In distant years, child offenders above the age of 7 were treated and jailed like adult offenders” (Bartollas & Miller, 2008, p.5). The treatment of youths had created disgust among the creators towards jail sentencing for juveniles; they wanted a system that was more in accordance with “due process of law.” Furthermore, the creators were s...   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Delinquency And The United States

- ... However, before we can try and solve this, we must find the root of the problem. Which in this case, are all the factors that contribute to this dangerous behavior amidst children. Often, when discussing the factors that cause juvenile delinquency, people bring up the nature vs. nurture debate. Many believe that either nature or nurture is the cause of certain rebellious behaviors, but I personally believe that in most cases, it is a combination of both. Biological factors and outside influences can both cause criminal behavior....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Delinquency Is Not The Diversion Program

- ... Juveniles that are placed here demonstrate behaviors that significantly impair their functioning within the family, amongst peers and in environments such as schools and the community (CRRSP 2). The youth that are placed here are unable to reside with their loved ones and friends because of disturbances. The delinquents that are placed in this program are either in the custody of their parents or the county CYS (Children and Youth Services) Office or the county Juvenile Probation Office (CRRSP 2)....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Childhood]

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The Juvenile Of Juvenile Delinquency

- Juvenile Delinquency Delinquency is defined as juvenile actions or conduct in violation of criminal law, juvenile status offenses, and other juvenile behavior. (Schmalleger, 2001) However, this is not the only category of what types of children are in the juvenile justice system. There are five other categories and they include: undisciplined children, dependent children, neglected children, abused children, and status offenders. Undisciplined children are said to be beyond parental control and do not listen to anyone of authority, such as teachers, or any school officials....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Childhood]

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A Critical Issue Of Juvenile Delinquency

- ... Extended families are increasing and the probabilities of a child growing up with one or no parent are more likely to happen now than they did years ago. Studies have found that families with both parents involved in a child’s life are less likely to have delinquent juveniles than families with one or no parent as long as the parents displayed healthy communication and lifestyles among themselves and their children. Furthermore, extended families seem to have a healthier lifestyle than that of nuclear families....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Criminology]

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Juvenile Justice And Juvenile Delinquency

- ... They also have to put into consideration the factors that contributed to them committing crimes .From my own personal experience I believe a Child’s moral compass begins at the home with their parents , then at school with peers and teachers, who influence the Childs thoughts and who helps them through difficult times. Sometimes just a little effort in an individual’s life could go a long way and help them through a difficult time. It’s nice to know somebody cares. I always keep in mind that someone is fighting a personal battle. Factors that should be taken into account when sentencing juveniles are mental illness, age, and purpose....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

- Introduction Does exposure to deviant peers affect whether individuals participate in general delinquency. Peers have an influence on the developing individual where the individual shares definitions favorable to them (Snyder, Dishion, Patterson, 1982). Findings in literature suggest that delinquent youths are involved in a relationship between peers delinquent behavior and a respondent’s own delinquency (Warr, 1996). Shaw and McKay, in 1931, discovered that more than 80% of individuals had deviant peers, and they have a strong tendency to commit delinquent acts in the company of others....   [tags: general delinquency, gender, deviant peers]

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Juvenile Delinquency Is A Complicated Subject?

- Abstract: Juvenile Delinquency is a complicated subject because researchers and scholars have tried different methods to reduce it. Research shows that the methods which have had better results are those that are implemented in a way where the family of the juveniles gets involved in the process (Laub, 2014). A policy that will be advocated is the policy in the city of Santa Ana, CA: The Santa Ana Police Athletic and Academic League (SAPAAL). If we want to reduce delinquency and crime then we should focus on prevention rather than intervention....   [tags: Criminology, Juvenile delinquency, Gang, Crime]

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Parental Behavior And Adolescent Delinquency

- ... Although Hoeve believes this to be the case, he also stated, that there has been little research to prove this theory, so it will still need to be studied to be proven true. Although there are many theorists that have found other strong possible explanations on why a juvenile might commit a crime, many of the caseworkers at CHASI still find that trauma is the strongest predictor of delinquency. Those who I worked with, that have been a caseworker that longest, or who have worked with youth for an extensive period of time, all believe that neglect trauma is still their number one predictor for delinquency, although they do agree that there could be other possible factors to their delinqu...   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminal justice]

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The Problem Of Juvenile Delinquency

- Childhood is supposed to be a time of fun early education and the beginning of what children will eventually lead into. However, today we start to see more and more young high school students on the news for petty theft, gang fights, and even murder. Just last year two girls killed a girl that considered them her friends. They appeared in the national news since they claimed that they were appealing to Slender Man, a fictional character in a game called Slender designed to scare its players. Even though these kids were considered mentally insane, the base problem is still a problem: they are now delinquents....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminal law]

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Juvenile Delinquency : Final Paper

- ... This has to the most effective and useful advice, that probably would have work in terms of dealing with Edward. If Edward’s parents would have sat down with them admit that they had been observing him and did not like that behavior he was taking part in, as well as voiced their worries so that he could see that they were just looking out for him, they might have gotten through to him better. In addition, as the song as “[t]ell them your dreams and your disappointments,” they could have use that as an opportunity to tell Edward’s of times in their lives were they did something they regretted or missed a chance at something good....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Suicide, Criminology]

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Juvenile Delinquency And Juvenile Justice System

- Juvenile delinquency has been an issue of the society since the colonial era. During this period, juvenile offenders were made to serve the same punishment as an adult. When the Juvenile Justice System process came up, it sees juvenile delinquency as an act and not a crime. The Juvenile Justice System is an act by the States to correct juvenile delinquency. The program can be viewed as a collection of correctional styles introduced to juvenile offenders in order to solve and prevent certain eventualities from reoccurring....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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General Strain Theory Of Crime And Delinquency

- Matt Maready CRM 255 Dr. Maume 29 April 2015 General Strain Theory There are many different criminological theories that try to explain why certain crime is committed. As far as the matters of crime and delinquency are concerned, one of the most influential theories comes to mind: Robert Agnew’s General Strain Theory. According to the text, general strain theory (or GST as it is most commonly abbreviated) “starts with the assumption that negative relationships with others causes strain or stress in people’s lives” (Kauzlarich, Barlow 251)....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Juvenile delinquency]

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Child Delinquency And Its Effects On Society

- 1950’s culture revolved around predetermined roles in society that caused numerous issues, both within an individual and within the society. The stringent society caused teenagers and parents to act a certain way, and if they did not, they were viewed with suspicion. Conforming to the society was challenging for many, and if one did not conform, he or she would be face mental issues or societal issues. In Rebel Without a Cause, Nicholas Ray depicted the culture of the 1950’s by showing the type of dating, juvenile delinquency, and parenting that took place during those times and showed its effect on not only that decade, but how it would shape the future years....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Family, Juvenile delinquency]

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Comparing The Child Requiring Assistance, Delinquency, And Offender Foreclosure

- ... Brasher, 359 Mass. 550 (1971) the court ruled that in cases involving a Stubborn child complaint, the child’s actions must be persistent and willful in a repeated manor. Likewise, in Commonwealth v. Johnson, 309, Mass. 476 (1941), the court ruled that, a child charged with an alleged habitual school offence, must have persistently refused to obey school rules. CRA/CHINS Process Under section 55, once a CRA/CHINS has been filed, a notice of the proceedings, that a CRA has been filed, will be sent to the child, the child’s parent, legal guardian or custodian, and the Department of Children and Families (DCF)....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Probation]

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The Effects Of Parental Substance Abuse On Juvenile Delinquency

- ... They are certainly victims of their circumstances because they are helpless. The parents brought them into this world and are more worried about their alcohol and drug fix.” The researcher found that all interview participant’s felt as if substance abuse was a greater issue. A child watching their parent abusing drugs and alcohol is going to be emotionally disturbed or think that is acceptable behavior. Interview participant three, a professor of law enforcement at a university explained, “The kid will feel like it is their outlet too....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Youth Delinquency

- Britain boasts an excellent international reputation. It derives this respect from its rich cultural heritage engrained in edifices like Buckingham Palace and traditions like Changing of the Guards. Despite this exemplary status, the nation’s record is not spotless. In 2010, the nation suffered a 0.3 drop in GDP. At the same time, cost of social services like child care (Save the Children ‘’UK Childcare among most expensive in the world’’1) and basic goods like gasoline soared (Boles “Cost of living is back on the rise’’ 1)....   [tags: Great Britain, Social Services, Delinquency]

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Female Juvenile Delinquency Is An Aspect Of The Juvenile Justice System

- Female juvenile delinquency is an aspect of the juvenile justice system which has been left untouched for decades; in fact the majority of the research done on juvenile delinquency was solely dedicated towards male delinquency. But just recently, researchers began studying female juvenile delinquency and the causes behind their behavior. In 2003 “the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awarded a grant to the North Carolina Research Triangle Institute to study female delinquency and its consequences” (Bartollas 71)....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Psychology, Rape]

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The Marxist Crime Perspective on Juvenile Delinquency of African Americans

- Introduction Countless studies from respected sociologists, criminologists, and psychologists have suggested several theories as to why juvenile delinquency exists. The theory this paper uses to explain juvenile delinquency is the Marxist perspective of the Conflict Theory. What this paper seeks to achieve is to show how this theory is conceptualized, how it causes juvenile delinquency particularly for African Americans, statistics on African American juveniles, and why it could lead to a life of crime as juveniles transition into adulthood....   [tags: conflict theory, positivism, juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Delinquency Is A Considerable Problem Within The United States

- ... It is hard to regulate whom juveniles are friends with. The article by Danielle Payne and Benjamin Cornell explained, “Because the primary mechanism in this version of the social influence framework is the desire to impress one’s close friends, it makes sense to test whether the degree of similarity of more distant peers’ behaviors and close friends’ behaviors directly influences adolescents’ own delinquency.” (Payne and Cornell) Peers have the ability to directly influence youth. If a peer shows criminal behavior, it is likely that the youth will show the same behaviors....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Delinquency Remains A Serious Societal Issue

- Discussion So much of who a child is, is their mindset. A child’s belief in his or her own capabilities is a powerful influence on his or her development and achievement. This is unfortunate for juvenile delinquents in America, because their beliefs cannot be altered even if they participate in a Juvenile Awareness program such as Scared Straight. Despite an overall decrease in juvenile arrests recently, juvenile delinquency remains a serious societal issue (Loeber & Farrington, 1998; Snyder & Sickmund, 1999; Snyder, 2006)....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Childhood, Children]

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Juvenile Delinquency : The Criminal Behavior Of Individuals Under The Age Of Age

- ... This included him keeping detailed notes on his activities. He was also the first to apply the term "probation" to his method of treating offenders. He helped cultivate the process of probation. Probation is specifically an alternative sentencing, which allows individuals to live outside of prison. While not in prison, there is an emphasis n rehabilitation to correct the negative behaviors that obtained the probation in the first place. They can obtain desirable results using education, counseling and training....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology, Gang]

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Juvenile Delinquency : A Theory Of Delinquency

- III. Juvenile Delinquency A. Theories of Delinquency Throughout history, communities and experts have varying opinions when it comes to explaining why there are juveniles or minors violating rules and laws. According to Martin (2005), early experts and communities tried to explain juvenile delinquency with two theories: demonism and naturalism. Naturalism pertains to the ‘practice of linking human affairs with the natural world, justifying human behavior with the influence of nature.’ For example, if the change due to lunar and solar cycles, human behavior is also affected by these forces....   [tags: Sociology, Criminology, Crime]

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Juvenile Delinquency And Delinquency Essay

- ... Youth in delinquent groups tend to commit criminal act to either “save their face” or to prove that they belong with the group they associate with. If the youth associate with prosocial friends who are committed to success, these groups can shield them from crime-producing inducement in their environment. (Siegel & Walsh, 2014) Kids and youth adolescence want to be just like their friends and they will adjust their behavior in good or bad to fit in with their friends. The element of socialization affecting delinquency can be interpreted in different ways....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Sociology]

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The On Youth Delinquency And Potential Solutions

- Scripture wisely exhorts fathers to be wary of how they treat their children; specifically, Ephesians 6:4 warns against provocation, and encourages a Godly model of compassion with a proper response to bad behavior. This Scripture encompasses a variety of behaviors or actions by a father that could potentially be provoking or damaging to a child. Along with this, the potential harmful effects of such behavior on youth delinquency and potential solutions to these problems will be discussed. Proverbs 22:6 and Colossians 3: 21 profoundly remind fathers that their duty is to protect their children, not to provoke them, and to raise them to serve the Lord....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Domestic violence, Family]

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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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Juvenile Delinquency: Is there a solution?

- Juvenile delinquency is one of the major social issues in the United States today. Juvenile delinquency, also known as juvenile offending, is when “a violation of the law committed by a juvenile and not punishable by death or life imprisonment” (Merriam-webster.com). Although we have one justice system in America, the juvenile system differs from the adult juvenile system. Most juvenile delinquents range from as low as the age of seven to the age of seventeen. Once the delinquent or anyone turns the age of eighteen, they are considered an adult....   [tags: major social issues in the US]

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Social Learning Theory and Delinquency

- Delinquency is made up of many theories, but the primary hypothesis that it consists of is the social learning theory. The social learning theory consists of teaching right acts instead of delinquent acts since the person is a child. It consists of the learning from other whether it includes parents, peers, or even television. Delinquency is learned, people are not born to be criminals, for the most part they are born to be good and they should be taught to do well, in some instances however the lack of discipline affects a person’s acts and/or personality....   [tags: teaching right acts, gangs]

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The Influences of Family Structure on Delinquency

- ... Boys reported more delinquent behavior than girls. When answering about alcohol use, kids were asked how many times they had consumed alcohol in the past six months. The mediating variable was parent-child relationship. The quality of the relationship was measured by a set inventory scale that consisted of nine questions for the relationship between each parent. The next mediating variable was parental conflict. The test asked five questions about the conflict between each kid's parents. The final mediating variable was the alcohol use of parents....   [tags: parents, drinking, single]

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Juvenile Delinquency: Causes and Deterrence

- Introduction Juvenile delinquency is committing criminal acts or offenses by a young person, generally involving people under the age of eighteen. That is what this research proposal is about. For my research proposal my research question is what can cause or deter juvenile delinquency in first time offenders. I feel that this is an important question to be asking, because in our society there is too much juvenile delinquency and if we can use this research to figure out what can cause and deter this phenomenon then we could sincerely help a lot of adolescents....   [tags: research proposal, crime, child abuse]

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Peer Pressure and Adolescent Delinquency

- Criminological theorists have long recognized the importance of peer influence in the development and maintenance of delinquency during adolescence. The strong association between an adolescent’s delinquent outcomes and that of his or her peers is one of the most consistent and reliable findings of delinquency studies (Elliot & Menard 1996; Matsueda & Anderson 1998; Haynie 2001). This association has been shown to be significant for several different delinquent outcomes such as drug use (Jang 2002; Krohn et al....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays]

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Peer Pressure and Adolescent Delinquency

- Magnusson (1988) and Brofenbrenner (1979) state that social environment in which a person is embedded is essential in the study of their behavior. The theoretical framework of developmental and life course theories of crime allow for the addition of the dynamic element of time and places an emphasis on the longitudinal processes of how the interaction between the individual and his or her social environments constrain and influence behavior. This longitudinal perspective opens up the possibility that the peer social environment is one that is dynamic....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays]

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Juvenile Delinquency and The Bling Side

- The movie Blind Side was based on the best-selling book The Blind Side by Michael Lewis. In this story the main character Michael Oher is a troubled child that is taken in by an upper class family and is put through school. During the course of this story you can see how many of the Juvenile Delinquency theories that we reviewed in class can be applied and seen, it also shows that some theories can be proven wrong based on the circumstances. One of the Juvenile Delinquency theories that could have changed this whole story is one of Development theories’ sub theories, Life-course theory....   [tags: Michael Lewis, Literary Analysis, Theories]

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Juvenile Delinquency Is Not A Crime

- ... If an individual with power and money do time for their crime they do time in a prison that’s more like a resort you can’t leave. An average person and a rich person could commit the same crime at the same time and the average person would get in more trouble than the rich person. The judicial system is messed up, but there is nothing anyone can do about it. A regular criminal compared to a white-collar criminal, when arrested a white-collar criminal are more likely to have their cases dismissed by the prosecutor and less likely to have to put up bail....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Misdemeanor]

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Approaches to Solving Juvenile Delinquency

- Throughout generations the rate of delinquency has rocketed. The government has reformed different laws and amendments to protect the community. Delinquency has been taken advantage and will remain to, if the proper action isn't taken place. If the government has such an authoritative power, why are the numbers still increasing. The first priority of the government shouldn’t be the safety of community, but the imprisonment or the captivity of the individuals performing the careless acts. From the day the juvenile has been given a sentence till the day the sentence has expired this individual should be given extra attention to....   [tags: Government, Community Safety]

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Juvenile Delinquency And Juvenile Crime

- 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....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, Violence]

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Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Delinquency

- How would you feel if the police arrested kids all over our country to jail for just crossing the street the wrong way or pushing another kid on the playground. That is what is happening to many underage juvenile all over the United States; they are being sent to adult prisons for crimes that do not deserve such severe punishments. Why they were tried as adults is an enigma and we will explain why this is a terrible injustice. In 1899 children in between the ages of 7-14 were believed they were incapable of committing criminal intent....   [tags: Crime, Juveniles, Laws]

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Social Theory Of Adolescent Delinquency

- ... Adolescents that have not obtained enlightenment as the rest turn into crime as they cannot compete with the rest of the adolescents. There are cases where adolescents have witnessed other children join good schools while they cannot even join the even the low level schools. This gap in the social status among families is a big contributor of the cases of delinquent youths. This gives reasons for adolescents to turn into criminal activities because they don’t feel equally loved and treasured by their parents and society in general....   [tags: Criminology, Sociology, Crime]

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Delinquency and Gang Violence

- Delinquency and gang violence has disturbed many communities in Urban African American areas. Engaging youth in community programs may take away from the violence, focusing on the missing factor within delinquents. Youth delinquents are molded into violent criminals before they have a chance to build themselves, the known reason is there communities have a part in there behavior. A problem many communities are faced with is delinquency and gangs. Delinquency and gangs begin to pull in the similarities and focus more on the meaning connected to youth violence from the past to the present....   [tags: Communities, Urban, African American Areas]

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Video games and Adolescent Delinquency

- Fast paced video games are correlated with positive development. This is a research paper (obviously) of why video games don't cause violence among teens. Even though video games can be very violent and sexual, they have shown to not cause juvenile delinquency because people who play video games tend to be more relaxed and think logically, many studies have proven this. Also over protecting teens can have a negative effect. Video games could cause troubled teens to outrage but most teens are normal and some troubled teens don't have violent tendencies....   [tags: positive development, violence]

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Families and Juvenile Delinquency

- Introduction Families serve as one of the strongest socializing forces in a person's life. They help teach children to control unacceptable behavior, to delay gratification, and to respect the rights of others. Conversely, families can also teach children aggressive, antisocial, and violent behavior. In adults' lives, family responsibilities may provide an important stabilizing force. Given these possibilities, family life may directly contribute to the development of delinquent and criminal tendencies....   [tags: children, aggression, crimine, divorce, family]

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Juvenile Delinquency in America

- Growing up in America comes with the opportunity to become anything conceivable to the imagination. The youth of this nation has become the topic of many discussions concerning their direction and ultimate demise when ending up inside the court system. Juvenile delinquency has proven to be an issue of much concern in America. The court system is not very well equipped to handle passing down judgment on children because to be honest, the system was not built to do so. The absence of adequate schools, disconnected communities, positive family-home reinforcement, and sufficient preparation to become viable adults links the precursor for problem behavior with adolescent delinquency; which will m...   [tags: criminal justice]

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Rights of Juvenile Delinquency

- ... treatment,and prarole.All together it emphasized training and performance as the chief mechanisms of reformation. Another Penal reformer named Thomas Eddy he advocated moral uplift of blacks, the poor, and other unfortunates. In 1873 this characteristics Impulse him to have interest in penal reform which he wanted to put an end to branding, solitary, confinement, whipping posts, and pillories, Eddy had served on the prison reform commission and helped Senators like Philip Schulyer and Ambrose Spence to draft the penitentiary reform bill that became a law in 1796.His penal legislation authorized two state penitentiaries in Canada and New York City, John Augustus known as the “Father of P...   [tags: punishment, tratment, victims, reformers]

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Juvenile Delinquency

- Juvenile Delinquency Everyday we read in the newspaper or watch T.V and hear news of crimes committed by Juveniles. With all of the crime being reported by the media about juveniles, one can’t help but wonder if all of our nation’s youth are juvenile delinquents. Although there are many cases where the juvenile did not commit a serious crime, there are others where the crime is so bad the juvenile court system tries the juvenile as an adult. Instead of seeking help for the individual, our justice system places them in adult facilities to “teach them a lesson.” The justice system fails to see what the cause of this outbreak is in a child whether it was abuse, neglect, or where they grew up....   [tags: Criminal Justice, legal reform]

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Female Delinquency

- Delinquency in and of itself has been observed, studied, sifted, put into one form of statistical data or another and published for years. The question of “should girls’ delinquency be studied separately from boys’ delinquency?” can only be answered with an answer of yes. Data from every aspect of delinquency should be studied whether it be age, race, type of crime, along with gender. Without viewing all aspects of delinquency in regards to gender, any conclusions found would be biased, possibly leading to the enforcement of inappropriate laws and or treatments....   [tags: Gender, Crime, Laws]

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Juvenile Delinquency

- A juvenile delinquent offense is an act committed by a juvenile for which an adult would be tried at a criminal court. New statistics give an alarming picture: juvenile delinquency is higher as never before. According to the census bureau, in 2008 there were 1,653,000 recorded delinquent offenses in the United States. This is a 23.6% increase from 1990 when 1,337,000 delinquent offenses occurred. Today, a lot of people demand lowering the age of criminal responsibility and draconian penalties (Jenson & Howard, 1998; Melton, Petrila, Poythress, Slobogin, 2007)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Female Delinquency

- Delinquency in and of itself has been observed, studied, sifted, put into one form of statistical data or another and published for years. The question of “should girls’ delinquency be studied separately from boys’ delinquency?” can only be answered with an answer of yes. Data from every aspect of delinquency should be studied whether it be age, race, type of crime, along with gender. Without viewing all aspects of delinquency in regards to gender, any conclusions found would be biased, possibly leading to the enforcement of inappropriate laws and or treatments....   [tags: Crime and Gender]

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Juvenile Delinquency

- As stated by Bartol and Bartol “Juvenile delinquency is an imprecise, nebulous, social, clinical, and legal label for a wide variety of law- and norm-violating behavior” (2011, Pg 139). The juvenile delinquency term has come to imply disgrace in today's correctional institution. Our government is up hold to procedures and expected to come with a solution to solving the delinquent problem. An underage offender can be labeled a delinquent for breaking any number of laws, ranging from robbery to running away from home, and especially being involved in school violence....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Juvenile Delinquency

- A traumatic childhood may predispose a child to violence against themselves or against others, in adolescence or adulthood. This information is and has been off the records, but so far no known relationship between the magnitude of traumatic experiences and different forms of violence at puberty. A study published in Pediatrics, which involved 136,549 U.S. students between 12 and 17 has been commissioned to evaluate this relationship. The researchers sought to determine six adverse experiences for which they had passed the boys in childhood and physical and sexual abuse, witnessing abuse or problems at home by alcohol or drugs taken by a relative....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Juvenile Delinquency

- Main Post: Juvenile delinquency is a problem that affects society as a whole. Understanding Juvenile delinquency is important because it is part of trying to figure out how people in American society should react to it; specifically, in terms of law enforcement officers, their agencies, and State legislators. When deviant behavior becomes "continuous, chronic and widespread it gets perceived as a significant part of the population as threatening to the general well-being of society" (Thompson and Bynum, 2010, p....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Juvenile Delinquency

- The juvenile delinquency term has come to imply disgrace in today's society. An underage offender can be labeled a delinquent for breaking any number of laws, ranging from robbery to running away from home. To help better understand the rights that a juvenile is entitled to, the following situations faced by the criminal justice system when dealing with juvenile detainees will be examined. The two main areas of discussion include; juvenile’s rights at time of arrest and additional protections afforded to the juvenile....   [tags: Crime & Punishment]

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The Relationship Between Social Class and Delinquency

- Most people have preconceived notions regarding the relationship between social class and delinquency. A common assumption is that lower-class juveniles are more likely to engage in delinquent behavior than their higher-class counterparts. Criminologists have performed a large number of studies examining the socio-demographic characteristics of delinquents, which often yielded contradictory results. When analyzing the extent and trend of juvenile delinquency in the United States conclusions can be drawn from estimates derived from arrest records, self-reports, and victimization data....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Preventing Juvenile Delinquency

- Preventing Juvenile Delinquency There is a saying that history often repeats itself. If this is a true saying, then society will have to deal with the complex issue of juveniles delinquents, who may eventually become adult criminals, as societies in time past dealt with the same conflict. Moreover, if this saying is true then the community in which juvenile delinquencies exist must have the tools necessary to divert the youth from crime. If one is to convert delinquent youth’s behavior, they need to be able to variegate the justice system in order to prevent juvenile delinquent recidivisms....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Preventing Juvenile Delinquency

- Preventing Juvenile Delinquency The saying is that history often repeats itself. If this is true then society will have to deal with the complex burden of juvenile who eventually become adult criminals. However, if this saying is not true then the community in which juvenile delinquency exist must have the tool necessary to divert the youth in the community. If one is to change delinquent youth’s behavior, they need to variegate the justice system in order to prevent juvenile delinquent recidivisms....   [tags: Crime, Early Childhood Intervention]

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Literature Review: Poverty and Juvenile Delinquency

- TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................................... 2 LITERATURE REVIEW .............................................................................................................. 3 Family Factors ............................................................................................................................ 3 Parenting .....................................................................................................................................   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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Causes and Solution of Juvenile Delinquency in America

- “Nearly every year the FBI arrests more than 3300 young adults under the age of 18” (Khan).Juvenile delinquency can be caused by the influence gangs,bullying, and bad parenting. This topic caught my attention because there a lot of kids getting arrested each year for crimes committed and kids getting involved in gangs, also kids getting access to weapons,drugs, or getting bully by other people. However juvenile delinquency can be prevented by offering bullying prevention, violence prevention curriculums and mentoring programs....   [tags: gang members, bullied victims, parenting]

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Developmental Crime Prevention and Juvenile Delinquency

- Background One of the best strategies for combating juvenile delinquency is adopting developmental crime prevention program. Developmental crime prevention programs aim to lower an individual’s potential of becoming criminal. The theory that guides these types of programs is that criminal and deviant activity is the result of early life experiences and learning. These programs put an emphasis on what causes individuals to commit deviant acts in order to identify ways that this activity can be stopped (Lab, 2014)....   [tags: Child Development, Crime, Youth]

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The Connections Between School Failure and Delinquency

- The similarities and differences between school failure and delinquency according to Siegel and Welsh include the following. According to Siegel and Welsh children who do poorly in academics and those they refer to as school under achievers are most likely to be deliequents.it is documented by both that school failure is a one stronger predictor of delinquency if compared with economic class membership, peer group relationships, radical and ethnic backgrounds. Studies comparing delinquents and non-delinquents academic records scores on standardized tests failure rates and other academic measure found that delinquents are recurrently academically deficient as compared to their counterparts an...   [tags: academics, social, class]

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The Most Prevalent Causes of Juvenile Delinquency

- ... They are divided into stolen items worth $5-$50 and over $50, joyriding, stealing a car, ditching school, and selling controlled substances. The actions will be divided into categories of aggressive and nonaggressive delinquent behavior in order to allow for analysis of possible distinct reasons for each. The causal factors for delinquency is defined as attention deficit and impulsivity problems, depression and mood, academic achievement, and parental supervision. Each of them will utilize self-report measures from both the juvenile, and, for those factors involving the family, one of their parents or guardians, as well....   [tags: poverty and social disorganization]

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The Strain Theory of Understanding Juvenile Delinquency

- ... Another adaptation produced by the pressures of society would be ritualism, in which the individual will try to alleviate the conditions of the strain by allowing themselves to accept their positions in life and aspire to their own goals instead of concerning themselves with the pressures of society. A ritualistic individual would more likely behave in a conventional manner, and would more likely not violate the law into achieving a not so accessible mean. Retreatism is defined by an individual who would rather escape from society’s pressures upon them by rejecting the goals and means of civilization’ who would more so likely to be “in the society but not of it” (Merton p....   [tags: culture, opportunity, goals]

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Children of Single Parent Families and Delinquency

- Deviance can occur in any society or home but is mostly connected and associated with broken homes. Children with single parents are believed to be at high risk of being delinquent. The reason delienquency is very likely to occur is because the child is either "motherless" or "fatherless", and this may currupt the personality of the child in many ways. This is argued may lead to a destructive delinquent future. "Bad" neighborhoods, where single parents reside often leads to delinquency as the social society that single parents often live in are surrounded by deviant behaviour....   [tags: inequities, chauvinistic attitudes, crime deviance]

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The Criminal Justice System And Juvenile Delinquency

- ... Thus, the interventions for my program will consist of youth counseling, family counseling, after school tutoring, case management, and mentoring and support for the youths at Miami Carol City High School (Hawkins, 2009). This program will include extra-curricular activities, involving the youths in sports, board games, study techniques, and homework strategies (Waller, Houchins, & Nomvete, 2010). These individuals may or may not have a support system, and my program will offer support and guidance for the youth at Miami Carol City High School (Hawkins, 2009)....   [tags: Crime, High school, Criminal justice, Youth]

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Children of Single Parent Families and Delinquency

- Deviance can occur in any society or home but is mostly connected and associated with broken homes. Children with single parents are believed to be at high risk of being delinquent. The reason delienquency is very likely to occur is because the child is either "motherless" or "fatherless", and this may currupt the personality of the child in many ways. This is argued may lead to a destructive delinquent future. "Bad" neighborhoods, where single parents reside often leads to delinquency as the social society that single parents often live in are surrounded by deviant behaviour....   [tags: family study, deviant behaviour]

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Peer Influence On Youth Delinquency And Depression

- ... If parents are to loose on the parental responsibilities then the child will make loose decisions. If the parents are too tough on the child, then the child could retaliate and get into trouble. This cycle of parental control over the child and the behavior of the child can cause the child to start displaying depressive symptoms, because the young individual does not feel the support of their parents. The pressures of being in a parental environment that is over bearing or loose can lead to depression in youth....   [tags: Youth, Childhood]

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Juvenile Delinquency : A Negative Influence On Juvenile

- ... This was noted to be the worst gang problem of this time. Background Today’s gangs differ from those of the 1950’s although gang related crime have always been an issue gang involvement is becoming harder to control. Today, gangs are tightly organized and have gone from carrying switchblades to semiautomatic weapons, and run dangerous drug trafficking operations. Overtime, the number of drug arrests and homicides committed by teenagers are increasing drastically. Some police officials are refusing to acknowledge the amount of damage that being done by youth gangs while others call for a national effort to out an end to this once and for all....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, Bloods]

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Some Facts about Juvenile Delinquency

- ... He suggests that all illness are caused by biological, psychological, and social factors (Ghaemi, N. 2011). In the same line, Santrock (2012) states that these are the main factors of all problems that adolescents face. It alludes that genes, self-esteem, and family interaction can be risk factors of antisocial behavior. The bio-psychosocial factors are an essential pieces for mental health professional to prevent and/ or reduce juvenile delinquent behaviors (Keenan, et al., 2003). Even though a juvenile has one or more factors of risk, it does not mean that s/he will become a delinquent in the future (McCord, J., Widom, C....   [tags: antisocial and conduct disorders]

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Juvenile Delinquency And Juvenile Crime Rate

- ... The three categories are Violent Crime Index Offenses, Property Crime Index Offenses, and Other Offenses. These crimes are tracked over the period from 1980-2012, of juvenile offenders between the ages of 10-17 years old per every 100,000 juveniles. The charts and graphs present the high and low points of juvenile crime. They calculated that out of every 100,000 youths in 2012, there was a reported 3,941 youths arrested. Out of the 100,000 juveniles 182 were arrested for violent crimes which are classified as murder, no negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault; resulting 1 out of every 554 youths arrested for a violent offense.(citation) There are two major...   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Violent crime]

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Juvenile Delinquency Week 8 Jose

- This term paper looks at an account involving a juvenile delinquent José and juvenile delinquents in broad and those in disagreement with the rule and the law in particular. It scrutinizes the status or condition of the American juvenile justice arrangement or system and tries to explore the motive or the grounds behind children finally resorting to delinquent vices in concurrence with the offences they usually engage in are indicted of committing. Even as the study investigates both social and cultural aspects behind the commission of these vices, it also categorically focuses on the children’s pliability to try to succeed in life....   [tags: Case Study, solution]

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Crime and Delinquency

- Crime and Delinquency In 1939 Criminologist Edwin H. Sutherland proposed his theory of Differential Association in his Principles of Criminology textbook. Differential Association theory states that criminal behavior is learned behavior. Sutherland along with Richard Cloward, and Lloyd Ohlin attempted to explain this phenomenon by emphasizing the role of learning. To become a criminal, a person must not only be inclined toward illegal activity, he or she must also learn how to commit criminal acts....   [tags: science]

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Delinquency in the White Middle-Class Youth of America

- Across the wide body of studies delving into delinquency in America, it is easy to locate research on and analysis of minorities, underprivileged socioeconomic urban centers, and turbulent family structures. However, this leaves a significant section of the delinquent population largely neglected: white middle-class youth. Contrary to the factors shown to affect delinquency in others and the applications of theory applied to them, the issues plaguing this particular portion of adolescents are in many cases entirely unique, suggesting the necessity of a more nuanced approach from angles that have up until fairly recently remained unexplored....   [tags: Elliot Currie, crisis of adolescence]

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Is There a Correlation Between High School Drop Outs and Delinquency?

- When youths decide not to complete grade school they are increasing their risk of being incarcerated. Not achieving a full education could cause a domino effect in juveniles leading them to crime or delinquent behavior. Delinquency is the committing of a crime or wrongful act by a juvenile or youth. In this society education is important to increase your chances of higher pay or a decent job. On just about every application for employment your educational background is asked for. When placed in a situation where you are unable to get a job it is highly likely that this would lead to criminal acts....   [tags: peers, authority figures, poverty]

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Investigating Drop Out And Delinquency Relationship And The Deviant Behaviors

- The purpose of this literature review is to investigate drop out and delinquency relationship and the deviant behaviors. In the literature it’s explain some drop out of school because they are having academic difficulties or do not like school may think of themselves and their future in different terms than those who have to leave school to get a job or because of pressing family obligations. Some youths drop out of school and assume new conventional roles and identities like worker or parent, whereas others leave school but fail to assume another positive role....   [tags: Sociology, Criminology, Status attainment]

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Juvenile Delinquency: Exploring Factors of Gender and Family

- Juvenile delinquency may evolve around many different factors before it becomes a problem for society to solve. Gender and family structure can be a large and underlining cause of why children enter the criminal justice system. By examining the gender and family makeup, one could better understand how to treat a troubled individual. The differences in behind gender and juvenile delinquency are strikingly apparent. To start it has been proven that females have a significantly higher emotion IQ than males....   [tags: Gender Studies, Criminal Justice, Prison]

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Juvenile Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Juvenile Delinquency

- Introduction Juvenile delinquency is a relatively new phenomenon. For this reason, society’s reactions and solutions to the problem of delinquency are also modern developments. The United States developed the first youth court in 1899 and is now home to many new and formerly untested methods of juvenile rehabilitation and correction. One of many unique programs within the Juvenile Justice system, boot camps are institutions designed to keep delinquent juveniles out of traditional incarceration facilities and still provide a structured method of punishment and rehabilitation....   [tags: Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Recidivism]

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Juvenile Delinquency: Genetic or Environmental

- Juvenile Delinquency: Genetic or Environmental “Oh, well, I’ll end up in jail anyway. It’s in my genes!” This was the heartfelt declaration of a 15 year-old teen. Was it inevitable that he follow in his father’s footsteps on the path of delinquent behavior and subsequent brushes with the law. Was juvenile delinquency actually a by-product of genetics or could it be a product of “behavioral sink”- that environmental abyss that absorbs so many teens. Definition of delinquency Although arguable on both sides, environment clearly has the lead in determining juvenile behavior....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Correlation Between Learning Disabilities, Juvenile Delinquency And Crime

- ... This is better known as the Hirschi’s Causal Chain Effect” (C.Bartollas, F.Schmallege, p. 221). It has been reported nationwide that males are more likely to be involved in violent offences in school than girls. Although, when it comes to bullying, there has been an increase in girls bullying other girls through cyber bulling than boys In Massachusetts, the education department has associated other factors that affects school delinquency and school performance” These factors include children and juveniles with multiple risks such as the following (Sage, Irene, 2015) 1....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, Education, College]

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The Impact of Gender and Family on Juvenile Delinquency in the United States

- ... It is important to note that a number of misdemeanor crimes go unreported while serious crimes involving injury and/or large economic loss are reported more often. A 1998 U.S. longitudinal study tracking over 6,400 boys for over 20 years found that children who grew up without their biological father in the home were roughly three times more likely to commit a crime that led to incarceration, than children from intact families (Harper & McLanahan, 1998). Others have found that children of divorced parents are up to six times more likely to be delinquent than children from intact families....   [tags: treatment by gender, juvenile justice system]

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Connecting the Dots: Juvenile Delinquency, Poverty, Education & Prevention

-  For years there has been a debate about what leads to juvenile delinquency. Two reasons repeatedly come up during the debate; Education level and poverty. The differences and similarities with these two reasons makes one see how this deduction came to be however; upon closer inspection one can notice how it isn’t one risk factor over another that causes delinquency but a combination of those factors. A child can come up in a rundown neighborhood with little to no money to spread around, but and doesn’t live anywhere near a good school within his district....   [tags: social learning theory]

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