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Juvenile Crime And Juvenile Delinquency

- ... Social reform began to explode in the nineteenth century and this perpetuated many facilities for delinquent and troubled youths. This brought a new understanding about the sensitive needs of juveniles and the importance of rehabilitation. The first juvenile court in the United States was started in 1899 in Cook County, Illinois. Cases were handled as non-criminal and programs were put into practice to aid in deterring juveniles from following a criminal path. This encouraged other states to follow suit and the juvenile justice system was flourishing a century later....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Delinquency And The Juvenile Court

- ... It has been a problem on the cause of why some children steal, play rough, and damage property. Despite the hardships and diversity of the cause of delinquency contains many common factors. The combinations of these effects are responsible for difference in the actions that have done. “The effects are classified into different categories, such as: Physical and Mental, Home and School, lastly, Neighborhood and Occupational.”(Banham Bridges) In society, children and teens are living in places that are becoming more difficult to fit in and mobile....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Offenders And Juvenile Crime

- In 1997, the U.S. House of Reps gave its stamp of approval to the process of certifying serious violent juvenile offenders over the age of 15 as adults by offering $1.5 billion in incentive grants to state juvenile justice systems that incorporated such a provision in their juvenile codes (Bynum and William 388). Due to this approval, Juveniles as young as the age of fourteen would be routine for violent federal crimes. Although there are states that have statutes that call for automatically certifying violent offenders, the age is still under eighteen so therefore teens who are seventeen and younger end up being charged as adults and placed in adult prisons and jails....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Offenders And Juvenile Crime

- ... C. 2001). A separate and distinct juvenile justice system was founded on the Progressive Era belief that juvenile offenders were merely delinquent and in need of individualized treatment wherein the ultimate goal was their rehabilitation. During the 1970s and throughout the 1980s, however, the rehabilitative ideal that had guided both the adult and juvenile justice systems came under attack. Conservatives argued that rehabilitation programs had failed and suggested that the crime rate was rising because offenders had no reason to fear incapacitation; in short, conservatives felt that the current system did not deter future crime....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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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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Juvenile Justice And Juvenile Delinquency

- Juvenile Justice When teenagers are growing up it’s a difficult time it’s proven that our minds aren’t fully developed to the extent of an adult. We make numerous mistakes, but our mistakes teach us how to learn right from wrong. Our hormones at this stage make our emotions less manageable .It’s not easy being a teenager when you’re scared about what people think. A lot of young kids don’t know how to manage it. Which makes it’s a stressful period of trying to understand yourself and what your good at....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Crimes And Juvenile Crime

- ... (Wu, 2000) Since the juvenile court was created in 1899, there has always been a process for transferring youthful offenders to the criminal courts where adults get tried. This process traditionally depended on the discretion of the court, where they weighed on several factors; the age of the offender, the seriousness of the crime and the ineffectiveness of prior juvenile systems of rehabilitation (Shepard, 2008). Traditionally, the system has focused on the historical and demographic risk factors that were usually found to be predictive of violent behavior; historical factors include factors such as the juveniles age of their first offense and demographic risk factors include their se...   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency, Court]

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Juvenile Offenders And Juvenile Incarceration

- Abstract The United States incarcerates more juvenile delinquents than any other country in the world. Sending the youth to time behind bars can have either negative or positive impacts on the adolescences life after spending years behind bars. Juveniles as young as 13 years old have been tried as adults. Many of them sentenced to spend life in an adult prison without the possibility of parole. Although the number of juveniles in adult correctional facilities is declining there are still a number of issues juveniles are facing within the system today....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Prison, 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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Juvenile Offenders And The Juvenile Justice System

- Not only has there been debates about what approach should be used when punishing juvenile offenders, but there has also been debates about the need for two separate justice systems. Some individuals believe that juveniles need to be punished for their delinquency by being sentenced to jail just as an adult offender would be. According to Urban, Cyr, and Decker (2003), The Violent Crime Control Act of 1995 allows juveniles who are 13 years old and up to be sentenced as an adult if they have committed a violent crime with a fire arm on federal property....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Punishment And The Juvenile Court System

- In Pennsylvania, a ten-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly beating a ninety-year-old woman to death (Stele 1). This boy can either be tried as an adult or tried as a juvenile. Based on the modern juvenile system he will most likely be tried as an adult without his mental capabilities, IQ, or brain development being tested and observed. This system is unfair and too extreme for young kids who cannot understand, tolerate, and benefit from adult sentences. It is also way too early for kids to be throwing their lives away because of a choice that they made....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Juvenile delinquency]

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The Juvenile Justice System For Juvenile Offenders

- When juveniles commit crimes, it is critical that society finds a successful way to divert their criminal actions into good behavior. The main purpose of this essay is to find the different outlets the juvenile justice system is using to rehabilitate juveniles, how well those strategies are working, and personal suggestions for improvement that might result in a more effective juvenile justice system. There were policies put into place by the government that try to help and mediate juveniles and help curb their urge to commit crimes, one being the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (1)....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Homicide: A Search for Acceptance

- “Existence.....what a strange word. He, set out by determination & curiosity, knows no existence, knows nothing [relevant] to himself. The petty destinations of others & everything on this world, in this world, he knows the answers to. Yet they have no purpose to him. He seeks knowledge of the unthinkable, of the [indefinable], of the unknown. He explores the everything...using his mind, the most powerful tool known to him. Not a physical barrier blocking the limits of exploration, time thru thought thru dimensions....the everything is his realm....   [tags: Juvenile Crime]

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Juvenile Delinquency Is Not A Juvenile Delinquent Than Females Are

- ... Department of Health and Human Services collected data through various sources to prove or disprove boys being more prone to juvenile delinquency. The two crimes they focused on were violent crimes and property crimes. In regards to violent crimes, of the 20% of juveniles arrested in 2006, 83% of this population was males. For property crimes, of the approximate 25% juveniles arrested, 68% were boys. Through a sociologist point of view, these particular males may have committed these crimes to help support their family or survive in a dangerous neighborhood....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

- Introduction The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is a leader in research leading to better treatments and cures for type 1 diabetes. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide. JDRF is a volunteer-driven, staff lead organization with chapters throughout the U.S. and affiliates in eight countries. In FY2009, almost one-third of the research programs and projects JDRF supports were outside the U.S. (approximately $29 million) This strategic plan is being developed to explore the potential of raising additional funds for research in countries outside the U.S., and to make recommendations about...   [tags: Juvenile Diabetes]

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The Future Of The Juvenile Justice System

- The future of the juvenile justice system is promising. The methods and approaches utilized should continue to improve in the next twenty years in the same way that they have improved over the past twenty years. Addressing the main factors that contribute to juvenile offending will help to solve the problem of delinquency in the United States. Juveniles in the present system do have the ability to straighten out their lives. This might be less challenging for them than it has been in the past, but hopefully the future will make the road to reform easier for them....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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The And Prevention Of Juvenile Delinquency

- Prof. Lisa Hall Charles Sams (Research Paper) Principles of Crime Scene Investigation Causes and Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency in the United States today. In today’s America, Juvenile Delinquency might not be at an all time high but is still a very staggering and concerning when it comes to statistics. In 2012, there were 3,941 arrests for every 100,000 youths, from the ages of 10 through 17, as opposed to 9,500 in 1995 (OJJDP). Although there was been a 41% decrease in arrests, these numbers and statistics are always fluctuating year to year....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Offenders Should Not Be Tried

- ... The crime rate went heads over hell with the illegal distributions of guns to youth, especially in low-income areas. These young adolescents isn 't carrying these loaded guns and not using them. In one study of urban arrestees stated that the primary reason that these adolescent juvenile own and carrying a weapon is for self-protection due to gang related, drug trafficking and other illegal activities (OJJDP). During the 1990’s the produced of armed robbery exceeding drug related offenses (Kramer 213 however, the previous two years had brought a 26 percent increase in juveniles related arrest for murder and non-negligent manslaughter....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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The Crime Committed By A Juvenile

- In modern society, most often you hear a crime committed by a juvenile referred to as a delinquent act and not a criminal offense. Early on in U.S. history, there was no difference between a “child” breaking the law or an “adult” breaking the law – they were treated exactly the same. Let’s rewind to the 18th century. Traditionally, anyone below the age of 7 was recognized as an “infant” and therefore was thought to be below the age of reasoning. This meant that anyone under age 7 was not capable of criminal intent and exempt from punishment for their acts and from serving any prison time....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Criminals and Their Mental Health

- Mental health treatment among juvenile is a subject that has been ignored by society for far too long. It has always been one of those intricate issues that lead to the argument of whether juveniles should receive proper treatment or imprisoned like any other criminals, and often trialed as adults. Many times, young people are often deprived of proper help (Rosenberg) However, we often overlook the fact that while they are criminals, they are still young, and fact or not, it is a matter of compassion that must be played from our side to help these youth overcome their harsh reality....   [tags: juvenile justice system]

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Girls in The Juvenile Justice System

- In 1899, the nation’s first juvenile court for youth under the age of 16 was established in Chicago to provide rehabilitation rather than punishment. By 1925, following the Chicago model, all but two states had juvenile courts whose goals were to turn youth into productive citizens utilizing treatment that included warnings, probation, and training school confinement(Cox et al. 2014, p.2). Treatment lasted until the child was “cured” or turned 21. Although judges spoke with the offending children and decided upon the punishment, the lack of established rules and poor rehabilitation led to unfair treatment....   [tags: juvenile crime, ineffective treatment]

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History of the Juvenile Justice System

- This paper will discuss the history of the juvenile justice system and how it has come to be what it is today. When a juvenile offender commits a crime and is sentenced to jail or reform school, the offender goes to a separate jail or reforming place than an adult. It hasn’t always been this way. Until the early 1800’s juveniles were tried just like everyone else. Today, that is not the case. This paper will explain the reforms that have taken place within the criminal justice system that developed the juvenile justice system....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System Development]

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The Benefits of Juvenile Sentencing to Service

- Sentencing to Service (STS) is a sentencing option available to most Courts where a convicted offender "works off” his/her fine by performing a specified number of hours of public service work under the supervision of a work crew leader employed by the state or a local corrections agency. Courts may also sentence offenders to STS rather than jail or workhouse time. STS was established in 1986 by the Minnesota Department of Corrections along with several County Sheriff’s Departments, community corrections, Courts and local governments....   [tags: Sentencing to Service, Juvenile delinquency, ]

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Juvenile Delinquency Is Not The Diversion Program

- Juvenile delinquency has been a driving issue for the better part of the last century. It has been debated time and time again about what methods are best for what types of kids whether it be their age group, gender, and economic status. Multiple juvenile delinquency rehabilitation programs have been put into place in attempt to remove kids from paths that lead to violence and crime. Although all programs are very well directed but some are better for certain delinquents than others. One of the more serious of the rehabilitation methods for minors is the Diversion Program....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Childhood]

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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 Increase in Female Juvenile Offenders

- For many, the term juvenile delinquent likely conjures up images of groups of young men standing on street corners, wearing baggy clothes, and boasting defiant attitudes. However, some may be surprised to learn that the face of the juvenile delinquent is swiftly changing. While boys are responsible for the majority of juvenile crime overall, the number of juvenile females involved with the justice system has been steadily increasing over the past three decades (Gross 84). Of greatest concern is the context of the crimes being committed by juvenile girls, as arrest rates have increased most in the area of violent offenses....   [tags: Girls, Juvenile Justice System]

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Juvenile Delinquency Rates Are On The Rise

- ... Yet, what can be done to keep children busy. Especially when parents have to work to take care of their other needs. Sports are a great activity that can keep children out of trouble and healthy. There have been multiple studies on the subject and they seem to come to the same conclusion that sports do in fact help keep teens away from delinquent behavior. In Phoenix, “they kept public basketball courts open until 2am and saw a 55% drop in calls related to juvenile crime” (as cited in Up2Us, n.d., p....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Childhood]

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Juvenile Delinquency : A Serious Problem

- Juvenile delinquency is a serious problem affecting offenders, communities, and all of society physically, emotionally, and economically. Each year, millions of juveniles are arrested for delinquency and even more participate or are at risk of participating in acts of delinquency. Delinquents face numerous challenges including risk for incarceration, school drop-out, drug use and an increase in the likelihood of adult criminality (Sherman et al., 1998). Numerous programs attempt to prevent delinquency and rehabilitate delinquents, however most fail to produce significant results....   [tags: Family, Juvenile delinquency, Psychology]

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Juvenile Delinquency And Delinquency Prevention

- ... This was pointed out as a consequential reason for getting involved in delinquency. The authors indicated that the opportunity to steal was a paramount reason to get involved in delinquency. It was also indicated that adolescents get involved in delinquency because of the positive expectations. Finally, deficits in decision-making skills was the last risk factor that associated with juvenile delinquency. Participants with deficits in decision-making skills indicated that they usually get into risky situations without thinking beforehand....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Criminology]

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Juvenile Recidivism in the US

- Recidivism Issues When looking for statistics on recidivism rates for juveniles in the U.S. there is no concrete data. In fact even though we have had many juvenile justice reforms since the 1950’s the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention states that “Statistical information on this aspect of the juvenile justice system, although currently limited, should increase substantially in the future.” (OJJDP, 2014) There is records kept on every child that enters and leaves the system, clearly once you’re in it every job, school and law agency can see that....   [tags: England, Juvenile Treatment]

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Juvenile Justice- Helpful or harmful?

- Throughout the years, the Juvenile detention has suffered from an identity crisis so severe that it seems to be relinquishing its ability to help youth. The United States still puts more children and teenagers in juvenile detention than any other developed nations in the world. As it turns out, it seems to be hurting our youth more than helping them become better for society. The juvenile detention is a really unfavorable strategy for many youths under the age of 19. Not only does throwing a kid in detention often reduce the chance that he or she will graduate high school, but it also raises the chance that the youth will commit more crimes later on in life....   [tags: Juvenile Detention, Identity Crisis]

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Juvenile Delinquency And The United States

- There has been a mass increase of juvenile delinquency in the United States, which has made a notable change in our society as a whole. It also directly affects parents, teachers, families, the perpetrators themselves, and of course, the victims. Law enforcement agencies in the United States have made an estimated 2.11 million arrests of minors. These perpetrators who were arrested have either been placed in confinement or they are under court supervision. Juvenile delinquency is described as illegal or immoral behavior, generally among young people under the legal age of eighteen....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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The Rate Of Juvenile Delinquency

- ... Pinpointing a precise definition for juvenile delinquency is not difficult…defining or determining the reasons why adolescents commit a crime is. Several reliable and credible theories provide insight into the reasons of why adolescents commit crime. Such theories approach juvenile delinquency from a biological, psychological, and sociological stance. While adolescent behavior has many contributing factors such as environment, socialization, and parenting, one must consider biological factors....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Offenders with Mental Illness

- Juvenile Offenders with Mental Illness The juvenile justice system faces a significant challenge in identifying and responding to the psychiatric disorders of detained youth because research has shown that it is difficult to define the best means to use and enhance the scarce mental health resources (Kessler & Kraus, 2007). According to Cocozza and Skowyra (2000) “Children’s and adolescents’ mental health needs have historically been addressed inadequately in policy, practice, and research and have only the number of youth with mental illness and their level of unmet needs recognized” (p 4)....   [tags: Juvenile Crime, Justice System]

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A Critical Issue Of Juvenile Delinquency

- A critical issue, perhaps most injurious to our futures, involves the criminal tendencies of our youth. Juvenile delinquency is without a doubt one of the most crucial topics that we face in our society today. Children and teens do not only shape our future, but will also pave the footsteps for future generations. What prompts this criminal behavior. And why is the proportion of delinquents in society seemingly increasing. As we will see, many factors play a role in molding personality; these factors include gender, family, and schools....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Criminology]

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The Problem Of Juvenile Delinquency

- ... 2005; White and Loeber 2008). The lack of awareness of disability and the lack of action across the system that addresses disability and impairments of at risk children make difficult situations more complicated. These individuals who need special education need to be taught differently than kids who do not have disabilities. In the past there’ve been many different treatment program that have been tried for juvenile offenders. If you take Special education programs that are being used in schools and create a treatment program based on that, you can have a successful program for these teenagers....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Childhood]

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The Issue Of Juvenile Delinquency

- ... Holding parents legally responsible for their children 's behavior, however, is not in society 's best interest. To hold most parents liable for the ill-conceived, sometimes vicious, actions of their children seems, to put it mildly, unfair. Joseph D. Rotella, a Newark-based criminal trial attorney, and president of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in New Jersey says, “Thankfully, New Jersey courts have determined that laws criminally punishing parents solely for the acts of their children are unconstitutional (Doe v....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Offenders And The United States

- ... When a crime was committed by a child over the age of eight, the child was prosecuting, sentenced and served a jail sentence just like any other adult. I cannot imagine an eight year old child being in an adult jail, but that is what happened back then. Finally, by the end of the 19th century people began to realize that children are children and not mini adults. Children lack the cognitive wherewithal to understand right for wrong. During this time, the parens patriae was introduced. The Parens Patriae removed the sole burden of parenting off of the parents and placed some responsibility with child welfare services and social workers....   [tags: Crime, Court, Juvenile delinquency, Judge]

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The History Of The Juvenile System

- The history of the juvenile system started many years ago, before any of us within present society were born. The juvenile justice system is defined as, “A system to handle juveniles separate from the adult offenders, based on the concept of parens patriae, which was used as the basis for giving the court the authority to take over supervision of children when their parents failed to provide care and guidance.” (Seiter) The word parens patriae means “parents of the nation,” established in 1601 to allow officials to take charge of delinquent children and place them in poorhouses or orphanages to gain control of them; in the more modern times, this doctrine was expanded as the basis for j...   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology, Jury]

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The Harmful Effects of Juvenile Prostitution

- Juvenile prostitution is a great problem and not many people are aware of it. In some cases juvenile prostitution start as a voluntary act but in other cases there are grills ho are being kidnap just with the purpose of selling them for sex. I personally pick to inform you about juvenile prostitution because I am interested in making a difference in our teenager’s world I want them to walk freely on the street. I am tired of seeing how people take advantage of inoffensive and inexperience teenagers....   [tags: Juvenile Prostitution, Prostitution, Criminal Just]

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Juvenile Prisons And Adult Prisons

- for youngsters who have a long history of convictions for less serious felonies for which the juvenile court disposition has not been effective” (qtd. in Katel). Housing juveniles in adult prisons, not as common but unethical to some and others see as necessary. Is the adult system more effective. “The adult system is overworked, overcrowded, overwhelmed, and there is no evidence that it is more effective.” “Housing children in adult prisons is simply wrong” (Roush and Dunlap, Juveniles in adult prisons: A very bad idea)....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Criminology, Prison]

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Analysis of Seven Juvenile Court Cases

- Children are the future of this country and this world. Children today are what the world is depending on to fix worldwide problems in the future. Youth today is what keeps the world spinning. The United States understands that kids are a huge part of the future by holding today’s youth to higher standards. What is the foundation for youth across the country. Not only are kids a vital part in the United States growth as a whole, kids also play a huge part in America’s criminal justice system. According to each state’s laws, children are considered adults at different ages throughout the country....   [tags: juvenile justice, juvenile courts, youth criminals]

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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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Juvenile Delinquency And Adult Offenders

- ... According to a more recent study for the U.S. Department of Justice, Gemignani R.J. wrote “Juvenile Correctional Education: A Time for Change”(1994) explains the fact that the time has changed after pedagogy failed to educate the youths, who are needed to be educated. However, Dr. Osa Coffey and the colleagues were researching the Job Corps and Job Training Partnership Act Educational Program so the youth will have an opportunity to develop their skills (1994). Things had changed when the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention by Andrea J....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Health care]

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History Of Juvenile Confinement : A State Of Transition

- History of Juvenile Confinement In the late 1700s and early 1800s, the United States was experiencing a state of transition as the concern for the welfare of juveniles grew. Youth convicted of crime were placed in the same facilities as adult felons and were processed in the same manner. However, the concern regarding the unfairly treatment and placing of juveniles led to the establishment of the house of refuge. This facility housed children of all ages, not just those considered delinquents, for periods ranging from less than six weeks to approximately two years....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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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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Community Based Programs For Juvenile Offenders

- ... 3). The purpose of the Juvenile Mentoring Program is to reduce delinquency among youths, improve school attendance, improve academic performance, prevent gang involvement, reduce dropout rates, and reduce youth involvement in delinquent activities (Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, n.d.) The Department of Juvenile Justice collaborates with Local Education Agencies (LEA), public and private nonprofit organizations to include the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, law enforcement, fire departments, senior citizens, college students, federal employees and etc....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Incarceration And Its Effects On America 's Juvenile Corrections Facilities

- ... It has been a problem on the cause of why some children steal, play rough, and damage property. Despite the hardships and diversity of the cause of delinquency contains many common factors. The combinations of these effects are responsible for difference in the actions that have done. “The effects are classified into different categories, such as: Physical and Mental, Home and School, lastly, Neighborhood and Occupational.”(Banham Bridges) In society, children and teens are living in places that are becoming more difficult to fit in and mobile....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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The Juvenile Justice System Is Not The Supreme Court

- ... Second stage, explains how dopamine works and how its enhancement in adolescents, especially during puberty, meanwhile creating a desirable urge for pleasures. Third stage, consist of myelination, it improves the efficiency of brain circuits, and increases the ability to plan ahead, weigh risk, and occurs in late adolescence and early adulthood. Fourth stage, anatomical change, which permits different parts of the brain system to communicate with each other, thus allowing adolescents to think before they act rather than not processing their emotions, these changes happen during late adolescents....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Adult Delinquency And Juvenile Delinquency

- ... Given the prevalence of incarceration, the findings suggest that a large population of children suffer unmet material needs, residential instability, and behavior problems. The third article (Dallaire) focuses on incarcerated mothers, who happen to represent a rapidly growing portion of the prison population. The author presented research examining the psychological and socio-emotional well-being of children with incarcerated mothers, highlighting risk and protective factors at different stages of children 's development....   [tags: Parent, Family, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Criminals Being Treated As Adults

- ... I do however believe that in the cases of youths who commit extremely heinous crimes should be sentenced more severely, but should get psychological evaluation as they age. All I am trying to say is sentence juveniles as juveniles because that’s what they are below are some points to prove why I believe this. I believe the united states of America in general should adopt California’s juvenile justice system which according to the legislative Analyst service “Both California states adult and juvenile justice systems have as one of their goals public protection....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Adolescent Delinquency And Juvenile Delinquency

- ... There are gender differences in incarcerated youth showing that girls tend to be more socially sensitive to environmental problems whereas boys had a tendency for biologically determined personality attributes to be a predictor of delinquency (Barrett, Katsiyannis, Zhang, and Zhang 114). Disturbances in care giver attachment was the strongest variable to influence a girl’s delinquency outcome (Barrett, Katsiyannis, Zhang, and Zhang 114). Impulse control is a reoccurring problem linking boys to delinquency (Barrett, Katsiyannis, Zhang, Zhang 114)....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Delinquency : Final Paper

- Nisha St. Louis Juvenile Delinquency Final Paper Generally, it started as a plan by Sandy Fonzo and her husband to teach their son Edward Kenzakowski, 17 years-old at the time a lesson. Sandy Fonzo and her husband notice that Edward had been hanging out with the wrong crowed. Despite him have a clear record and excelling in school, as well as sports, such a wrestling, they feared he might or did not want to see him ruin his chances at a scholarship (Ecenbarger 2012). Thus, the devised a plan, and her husband planned paraphernalia on Edward’s truck, meanwhile tipping off the cops....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Suicide, Criminology]

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The Effects Of Neighborhood Context On Juvenile Recidivism

- ... Out of the 7,061, 36% were on parole. Grunwald, Lockwood, Harris, and Mennis measured recidivism, individual-level predictors, neighborhood disadvantage, and social capital to see what influences juvenile recidivism. In this study Grunwald, Lockwood, Harris, and Mennis (2010) used four different juvenile recidivism outcomes to measure the rate of recidivism among juveniles. One of the outcomes measured new offenses and specific offenses relating to property, drug, or violence. When Grunwald and his team measured for recidivism among the juveniles, they looked to see if any participants had recidivated, while participating in the 7-month program and following 6-months after release....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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Restorative Action for Juvenile Justice Centers

- ... Restorative Action Restorative action for juvenile centers can be done through a bit of a system makeover. On each of the levels I previously mentioned, there are definite ways to improve that would be beneficial for the youth in these centers and also for the communities they are released into. This is a macro social issue and therefore it will take lobbying to change laws and advocating for large-scale policy change before things would start to happen (“Macro, Mezzo”). The way to reduce the impact that incarceration has on juveniles is to largely reduce the number of unnecessary arrests, spoken about earlier....   [tags: mental health, juvenile prisions]

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Parental Responsibility Laws and Juvenile Justice

- Some parental responsibility laws hold parents legally accountable for allowing their children to engage in conduct that would not be illegal if done by an adult, such as truancy or breaking curfew laws (Shubik & Kendall, p. 385)Truancy and curfew violations are considered “status crimes,” because they penalize conduct that is only illegal based on the status “age” of the person engaged in the conduct. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the power of states to monitor school attendance. Courts have also upheld parental responsibility under curfew laws applied to minors, based on the vulnerability of children and the public interest in protecting their welfare (Shubik & Kendall, p....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System]

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The Juvenile Justice System

- ... Social process theories focus on the relationship between socialization and delinquency (Taylor, Fritsch, 2007, pp. 116-134). Learning theory consists of the juveniles that commit the act because they learned, the attitude, skills accurately do the crime. Juvenile Justice System’s Program Purpose/Mission statement This program will be looking at the different elements within the juvenile’s home. Working in the Juvenile Justice System you see you the apple does not fall far from the tree. This program will work closely with the Juvenile and the parents....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

- ... When this happens, the outcome is an inflammation characterized by heat, swelling, pain and redness that is JRA. The exact reason why the immune system commits that mistake is still unknown but the process apparently has two steps, as believed by researchers. The first step points that something in the genetic makeup of an individual influences JRA’s development. The next is a trigger for JRA’s development, usually an environmental factor like a virus or bacteria. Difference of Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis (Adult RA) from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis The biggest difference of JRA from Adult RA is that people who suffer from JRA can actually outgrow the disease whereas lifelong symptoms ar...   [tags: autoimmune disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis]

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Juvenile Detention Makes Teens Worse

- There are numerous critics of the juvenile justice system, and while most of their denunciations remain the same as those of the justice system at large, an ample portion of their criticisms revolve around the claim that incarcerating young people not only doesn’t work in deterring or rehabilitating them, but makes them worse and leads to adult misconduct. A report noted that youth sent to juvenile prison were 37 times more likely to be arrested as adults (Szalavitz, 2009). Another major problem some cite with the juvenile justice system is that most delinquent offends have some form of mental illness, and that while studies have shown that mental health treatment would be a better alternati...   [tags: juvenile justice system]

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Juvenile Crime : Is Nineteen The New Eighteen?

- Juvenile Crime: Is Fourteen the New Eighteen. When you turn a certain age, you gain certain privileges. You achieve certain rewards such as voting rights, the ability to purchase a house, the ability to purchase tobacco products at the local gas station, but most importantly the ability to be held responsible for your actions. So my question then is this: Does one or two years younger than eighteen make much of a difference. Does three or four years younger make a difference. Where do we draw the fine line....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, United States]

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Juvenile Justice And The Criminal Justice System

- ... Most of these youths are likely to grow out of delinquency all together. It is crucial that these individuals be removed from the traditional juvenile court setting to avoid potential labeling and stigmatization. However, there is research that has linked truancy and future delinquency. Truancy has been clearly identified as one of the strongest early warning signs that youth are headed for potential delinquency or educational failure. (Hahn) Originally the term juvenile delinquent referred to any child found in the jurisdiction of the juvenile court....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Status offense]

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Nigeria 's Juvenile Justice System

- The Nigeria Juvenile Justice System is the country that I chose to focus on while presenting my term paper. In this paper, I will discuss six main points to give an overview of how Nigeria disciplines juveniles in their country: the country’s juvenile justice system, when their system started, the laws protecting the children 's programs for juveniles who are in conflict with the law, the sanctions for juveniles and recommendation of how juveniles should be treated in that country. When discussing each part of this paper, I tried to get as much as information as possible to highlight Nigeria’s Juvenile Justice System....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Offending And Its Effects On Society

- As a society we often find it difficult to accept the fact that children are capable of engaging in and committing crimes. The thought of a child, a being that represents innocence, would perform an act that deviates to social order shocks and confuses society. The questions of, how could you do that. What were you thinking. Which, then leads to statements like, “We did not raise that way. ” or “You know better than that!” when trying to comprehend the concept of the unacceptable actions of juveniles....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Mores]

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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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The Line Between Juvenile Delinquency And Adult Penalties

- ... Champion details the juvenile system and the process and corrections involved with dealing with juvenile delinquents in the justice courts. Within these three main ideas Champion also provides examples of actual juvenile crimes and consequences, the controversy over the death penalty among juveniles, and the effectiveness of different correction methods. The juvenile justice system is aimed to be a process rather than a system; a system refers to stagnation while a process is variations, primarily regarding different stages of the juvenile justice system such as local, state, and federal jurisdiction over defining juveniles as such or as adults in a criminal justice system....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, And Mental Services

- 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 ( 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....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency]

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Why Juvenile Delinquents Should Not Be Let Off Easy

- Former Judge LaDoris Cordell, of Superior Courts of Santa Clara and State Trial Judge since 1982 agreed that some juveniles need to be place in the adult division due to sociopath tendencies. She states “I have seen many juveniles come through my courtroom not understanding or grasping the concept of eternal social branding. You feel a sense of sympathy because you want so much more for them. But then you have the ones that are too far removed emotionally from the deeds in which they have displayed, and realize that the best thing for their safety and society’s safety is incarceration in an adult facility.” There is no doubt that juvenile delinquents should not be let off easy, but is charg...   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Prostitution Crimes

- Juvenile prostitution could be define as the time in which a teenage under the age of 18 engage in sexual activities in exchange of money, property, or for mainly other reason than satisfy one emotional or sexual needs. When we think of juvenile prostitution we usually think that these grills sell their self for pleasure or because they want to but, the reality is that this crime is escalating to a level that our teenagers are becoming like slave in the 2009 this crime is getting worst and our community is not concern that this people are usually tacking our teenagers to prostitute them....   [tags: Juvenile Prostitution, criminal justice, crimes, ]

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Are The Major Causes Of Juvenile Crime Lack Of Parenting?

- Are the Major Causes of Juvenile Crime Lack of Parenting. “I think we attribute it [juvenile crime] to parents who need to pay more attention to their children,” Columbia County Juvenile Judge Doug Flanagan stated, “The problem almost always starts at home” (Mirshak 1). Simply not meeting a child’s emotional, mental, or physical needs can fall under the umbrella of “lack of parenting”; neglectful or abusive parenting is a definite example of a lack of parenting that can cause juvenile crime. Juvenile delinquency or crime usually refers to the violation of a law by a juvenile or minor (Gibbons 1)....   [tags: Childhood, Juvenile delinquency, Crime]

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Juvenile Justice Programs For High Risk Youths

- ... The program also makes sure that the court will provide a just decision in settling the minor offender’s case. The minor and his family are provided with therapy sessions in order to cope with the situation easily. They are briefed regarding the actual case and the possible decision of the court. They are also given information about the new or applying laws regarding the case (Stanford Youth Solution, n.d.). Detention Diversion Advocacy Project Since DDAP is an intervention program, the facilitators get their referrals mostly from parents, community-based service providers, school guidance counselors, defense attorney, and sometimes from the court....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Restorative Justice Policy Proposal for Juvenile Justice System

- A growing number of probation officers, judges, prosecutors as well as other juvenile professionals are advocating for a juvenile justice system which is greatly based on restorative justice. These groups of people have been frustrated by the policy uncertainty between retribution and treatment as well as unrealistic and unclear public expectations. As a primary mission, the balanced approach or policy allows juvenile justice systems together with its agencies to improve in their capacity of protecting the community and ensuring accountability of the system and the offenders ....   [tags: Juvenile Justice Reform]

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The Effects Of Parental Substance Abuse On Juvenile Delinquency

- The researcher found surprising and interesting data collected from both the surveys and interviews. Substantial information to answer the research question showed to the researcher regarding all three of the concepts; parental substance abuse, socioeconomics, and intervention were found. The answer to the research question will be answered because of the detailed and honest information given by the participants. It was clear to the researcher that the participants thought that parental substance abuse, socioeconomics, and intervention were all risk factors correlating to juvenile delinquency....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Justice Systems

- The question that comes to mind when learning that implementing restorative justice programs nationwide would save millions of dollars for the U.S. is why is it not already implemented into all states. Many of the prisons in the U.S. are privately owned meaning prisons no longer become federal institutions even though they are paid by the federal government. They become a business of incarcerating people. It is to the convenience of the private prison system that these restorative justice systems do not get implemented nationwide.(Brewer & Heitzeg, 2007) This is what we know as the Prison Industrial complex, which now includes more than 3,300 jails, more than 1,500 state prisons, and100 fede...   [tags: juvenile offenders restorative justice programs]

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Juvenile Offenders Recidivism and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

- According to the National Institute of Justice, recidivism is one of the most fundamental concepts in criminal justice. The NIJ defines recidivism as a person’s relapse into criminal behavior, often after receiving sanctions or undergoing intervention for a previous crime. Recidivism is often utilized in evaluating prisons effectiveness in crime control. Reducing recidivism is crucial for probation, parole and to the correctional system overall. Literature Review “There is no single cognitive-behavioral method or theory” a quote by McGuire, quoted by Pearson and Lipton et al....   [tags: Recidivism of Juvenile Offenders]

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Proposal to Cut Down Juvenile Crime

- The problem of juvenile violence has become one of the most overwhelming problems of our time for Texas and for the United States. The problem is spread throughout the United States. The serious crimes are usually thought to be problems of the urban city, but this is no longer a problem just for the inner city. The problem has spread through the suburban areas of the city in cases just like the first example. Citizens are spending tons of money trying to fight the problem on their own. They purchase everything they can to combat crime....   [tags: Juvenile Crime, social reform, Texas law]

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Whats is the Purpose of Juvenile Justice System?

- In today's society, personal responsibilities are held accountable only through explicit knowledge of an action's consequences. Without consequences, no individual can be held liable for his or her actions. As teenagers commit increasingly egregious crimes, the media shifts attention away from the actions of these teenagers and focuses on the seemingly severe punishments they are entitled to. Teenagers accused of violent crimes should be tried and sentenced justly, regardless of age, to ensure the law's equality before its citizens, to educate juveniles regarding the potential severity of their actions' consequences, and to prevent future acts of offense from occurring in society....   [tags: juvenile justice, youth crimes, jury system]

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Causes And Explanations For Different Forms Of Juvenile Delinquency

- ... When this strain results in a negative effect such as anger, frustration, guilt and depression it is likely to lead to delinquency (Hoffman, 2011). Agnew identifies four types of strain: objective, subjective, vicarious and anticipatory (Polizzi, 2011). Objective strain is an event that most would perceive as negative but differs depending on subjective interpretation while subjective strain is an event that is disliked by the individual (Polizzi, 2011). Stain can result through failure to achieve positively valued goals (Hoffman, 2011), and the perpetrator was trying to achieve his positively valued goal of achieving in-group status with his peers....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Criminology]

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The Influences Of Inner City Juvenile Delinquency

- ... Ingram, Patchin, Huebner, McCluskey, Bynum (2007). Parents who are mindful about their child 's whereabouts are less likely to have a delinquent child. This is because they have clear standards, participate in dynamic checking of conduct, and give disciplines to awful conduct Ingram, Patchin, Huebner, McCluskey, Bynum (2007). In this sense, constant checking likewise serves as a cradle against wrongdoing. Researchers in the past have studied whether or not a two-parent household or single-parent household increase juvenile delinquency....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, High school, Gender]

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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 Justice System And The Different Types Of Correctional Facilities

- ... With different juvenile oriented facilities being put into place, the government was forced to establish a separate justice system, whose sole focus would be on juvenile offenders. Since they were dealing with juveniles as young as seven years old, the courts were and till this day are, relatively lenient when it comes to sentencing. In an attempt to keep families united and create model citizens out of these young offenders, the courts tried their best to drift away from punishment and seek alternative ways of rehabilitation....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Court, Judge]

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