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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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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

- ... 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 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

- ... An example of this would be the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant (JAIBG) program developed and enforced in 1997 which places more accountability on juvenile offenders (Urban, Cyr, & Decker, 2003). As it is in most controversial issues, however, there are those individuals who believe there is still a great need for two separate justice systems and think that a more rehabilitative approach should continue to be implemented but improved. Advocates for this idea believe that juveniles should not be treated the same as adults because they simply are not mature enough....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Punishment And The Juvenile Court System

- ... According to Adam Ortiz, one of many authors that Judy Layzell has used to publish her book, in summary, says that researchers have used a process called magnetic imaging and have found that a natural occurring “pruning process” occurs that makes brain operation more efficient, is not complete until the ages twenty-one to twenty-two. Tilby 3 Also the frontal lobes of an adolescent are not fully developed which causes adolescents to lack adult functions like planning, identifying future consequences and impulse control (qtd....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Juvenile delinquency]

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The Juvenile Justice System For Juvenile Offenders

- ... Mediation history can be dated back to 1973 in Ontario, and the same principles are still being used to date (1). I believe that mediation can be a very helpful alternative for juveniles, rather than an institution. In my opinion, youth are sometimes “scared straight” by having to face the consequences of their actions personally with the person(s) whom with the crime was committed upon. With this specific rehabilitation, I think that juveniles can really learn from their mistakes and hopefully better themselves by apologizing and owning up to their crimes....   [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 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

- ... Lobbyists and advocates for juveniles will continue to push legislatures to move from resting on their laurels to fixing the statues. Over the next twenty years, the juvenile justice system should see reform across the board. The juvenile offending and severity of offenses will hopefully decrease as well. When the system realizes that they cannot approach juvenile offenders in the same way that they do adults, the door will be opened to even greater progress in preventing recidivism. Increasing strategies such as community policing and police involvement in their jurisdictions has the potential to increase communication between these two conflicting subcultures, (police and juvenile offe...   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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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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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

- ... 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 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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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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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 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

- ... 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 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

- ... 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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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

- ... The percentage of youths in the juvenile justice system with depression being at 7.2% (Y.H. NG et al). Aside from the illegality of juvenile drug and alcohol use, substance abuse by minors has been strongly associated with more serious forms of delinquency and criminality” (Flowers, Kids Who Commit Adult Crimes). “There are significant differences between adults and children, and public safety is best served by correctional efforts that restore youths to healthy law-abiding lifestyles” (Roush and Dunlop)....   [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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History Of Juvenile Confinement : A State Of Transition

- ... This form of institution was similar to the house of refuge with the exception of allowing manufacturers to inflict cruelty and violence on juveniles. Moreover in 1854, United States was introduced to a new form of juvenile confinement called the cottage system. This system was based upon individual reform and is the basic design for many juvenile facilities today. Correctional Models within the Juvenile Justice System The main purpose of juvenile courts was to use rehabilitation and treatment alternatives to address juvenile behavior in order to help juveniles rather than punishing them for committing less serious crimes....   [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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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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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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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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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

- ... More recently, underclass theory has been widely used to explain the origins of gangs. In the midst of big –city ghettos and barrios filled with poverty and deprivation, it is argues, gangs are a normal response to and abnormal social setting. Part of the underclass plight according to Jeffery Fagan is being permanently excluded from participating in mainstream labor market occupations, so members of the underclass are forced to rely on other economic alternatives, such as low-paying temporary jobs, part-time jobs, some form of welfare, or involvement in drug trafficking, prostitution, muggings, and extortions (Bartollas and Miller 271)....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Mores]

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Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, And Mental Services

- ... The dilemma is whether the crime juvenile commit dictate that they ought to receive the type punishment as their adult counterpart. “The courts often are face with the decision when a juvenile commit what is other wise considered an adult crime” (Bartollas & Miller, 2008, p. 155). Another question of juvenile delinquency is the harshness of the offense the juvenile commit. The problem deals with offenses such as Status offenses, which are actions committed by juvenile that can cause them to be arrested....   [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 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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Are The Major Causes Of Juvenile Crime Lack Of Parenting?

- ... What seems to be the underlying problem. This issue could possibly concern the time, energy, and teaching children receive from only one parent, instead of two; some children do not receive any time, dedication, or instruction because of their absent parents. Being a single parent is demanding as several roles are thrown at one person; roles, such as provider, educator, mentor,supporter, and disciplinary guide are expected to come forth from one person to one or more children. Parents must issue out an appropriate amount of love, discipline, focus, and time to their children; unfortunately, there is a great lack of parents stepping forth to provide for those needs....   [tags: Childhood, Juvenile delinquency, Crime]

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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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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

- ... 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Areas in the Illinois Juvenile Justice System in Need of Updates and Modifications

- Using pertinent theories of juvenile delinquency, this policy proposal will first highlight areas in the Illinois Juvenile Justice system that are in need of updates and modifications and secondly identify specific changes to be made in the current system. Through the application of rational choice, social control and strain theories along with an analysis of current research in the field, the submitted proposal will present one key policy change that may further reduce the number of juvenile delinquents both now and in the future....   [tags: pertinent theories of juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Violence : A Social Problem That Is Spreading Across The United States

- ... These theories consider more than the individual when seeking to explain why juveniles commit crimes and violence. Theoretical explanations of deviance and delinquency share an underlying assumption that these behaviors arise when individuals or groups experience normative disruptions of confusion in their social circumstances. Cultural transmission theories examine juvenile crime and delinquency in the competitive context of social groups. Social strain theories, in particular, contribute greatly to the juvenile violence argument considering that official arrest statistics support the idea that juvenile delinquency is a, “lower class phenomenon” (Thompson & Bynum, 2012)....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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Restorative Justice : An Alternative Community Based Program For Juvenile Offenders

- Over the years many laws and policies have been created and altered. As a result many activities have become illegal. With so many laws in place now, juvenile crime is also on the rise. More and more juveniles are being sent to prison than ever before. The goal of the juvenile justice system was to rehabilitate but now it is more focused on punishment. However, many rehabilitation programs are still in place to help delinquent juveniles get back on the path to becoming successful productive members of society....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Crime Prevention in America

- Juvenile crime in the United States is ballooning out of control along with adult crimes, and politicians and law enforcement officials don’t seem to be able to do anything about it. Despite tougher sentencing laws, longer probation terms, and all other efforts of lawmakers, the crime and recidivism rates in our country can’t be reduced. The failure of these recent measures along with new research and studies by county juvenile delinquency programs point to the only real cure to the U.S.’s crime problem: prevention programs....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays]

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Courts of Healing Justice: Juvenile, Family, and Drug Courts

- Courts of healing justice are specialized courts that deal in specific types of offenders. The ones that will be covered here are juvenile courts, family courts, and drug courts. These courts keep these specific types of cases out of the general courts. Their goal is to try to heal the offender of what is causing them to offend instead of just locking them up. They are also referred to courts of second chance. These courts work with social services and law enforcement agencies to provide special attention to the offender’s problems (Kinsella, 2004)....   [tags: juvenile court, family court, criminal justice sy]

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Punishment of Juvenile Offenders

- Criminals are getting younger and victims are getting younger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, males fifteen to nineteen years old, are being killed six times more often that in 1963. (Elikann 242) Homicide is the number two killer for young men, second only to accidental deaths. The FBI reports that the number of murder victims between the ages of ten and fourteen rose between 1985 and 1992, a 62 percent. (Elkiman 242) Young people turning to crime is result of a combination a bravado, hopelessness, access to firepower, and the allures of the drug market." (Elikann 241) What are the actions that society, and or the government, should take to keep our cou...   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays]

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Punishment of Juvenile Offenders

- Youth violence is escalating in the United States. More juveniles crimes, are sentenced to juvenile court, and then sent right back to where they started The question is, are these juveniles being treated right, are they getting the proper attention. Should they be treated like adults. Or should teenagers, no matter what the crime may be, be treated as juveniles. Many social and cultural factors in a child's life may influence a child’s behaviors. In fact, according to Dr. Noguera, Most violent teens are from lower class urban areas....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays]

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Adolescence and Juvenile Delinquency

- I couldn't begin to cover all the possible reasons that may cause an adolescent to become a "juvenile delinquent." During my research, I found that the term juvenile delinquency is defined a number of ways. Mosby's Medical Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary summed up juvenile delinquency best with this definition; "resistant antisocial, illegal, or criminal behavior by children or adolescents to the degree that it cannot be controlled or corrected by the parents, endangers others in the community, and becomes the concern of a law enforcement agency"(1994)....   [tags: Juvenile Delinquent Crime]

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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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Should the Death Penalty Apply to Juvenile Criminals?

- Day after day in this country there is a debate going on about the death penalty and whether we as people have the right to decide the fate of another persons life. When we examine this issue we usually consider those we are arguing about to be older men and women who are more than likely hardened criminals with rap sheets longer than the height we stand (Farley & Willwerth, 1998). They have made a career of crime, committing it rather than studying it, and somewhere along the line a jury of their peers decided enough was enough....   [tags: Juvenile Delinquency]

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How Should Juvenile Offenders Be Punished?

- Children commit adult crimes. The problem is how do we punish them. Should they be treated in juvenile facilities, or punished with adult criminals. In some states, you are considered to be an adult at 17 years old, therefore, as criminals get placed “in adult prisons for more sophisticated training in violent crimes and victimization.”(Pg. 637) The first article; “Adult Crime; Adult Time.” by Linda J. Collier is about how the juvenile delinquents of the world should be thrown right in with the hardened criminals....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays]

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Boot Camps and Juvenile Crime

- Boot Camps and Juvenile Crime Five years ago, responding to an increase in serious juvenile crime, the state of Maryland initiated one of the nation's largest boot camp programs for teenage criminals. The program, called the Leadership Challenge, quickly became the model for other states. But last week, after reviewing a task force report that documented instances of physical abuse at their camps, Maryland officials appeared on the verge of conceding that the current initiative was a failure. Military-style discipline may work as punishment at juvenile boot camps, but it has not been effective as rehabilitation....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Boot Camps Incarceration Essays]

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Solutions to Juvenile Crime

- Solutions to Juvenile Crime Crime is a plague that has haunted American citizens for centuries. The severity of crime has ranged from running a red light to cold blooded murder. Statistics indicate that crime rates have been on the rise in the previous decades, especially juvenile crime. Statistics show that, ‘the number of youths aged 14 and younger who have been charged with homicide has jumped by 43 percent in the past twenty years’ (Kids With No Hope, No Fear, No Rules, And No Life, 2)....   [tags: Crime Juvenile Violence Civil Liberties Essays]

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Juvenile Criminals Should Not Be Tried as Adults

- Juvenile Criminals Should Not Be Tried as Adults Today?s court system is left with many difficult decisions. One of the most controversial being whether to try juveniles as adults or not. With the number of children in adult prisons and jails rising rapidly, questions are being asked as to why children have been committing such heinous crimes and how will they be stopped. The fact of the matter is that it is not always the children's fault for their poor choices and actions; they are merely a victim of their environment or their parents....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Jail Prison Essays]

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The Effective Use Of Dramatherapy On The Risk Adolescent Teenager : Reducing Recidivism Within The Juvenile System

- The Effective Use of Dramatherapy on the At Risk Adolescent Teenager: Reducing Recidivism within the Juvenile System Investing in the psychological growth of a teenager is an essential investment for the future society of any nation. (1) Nelson Mandela once stated, "a society’s soul should be judged by how it treats its children." If little to no investment or effort is made, potentially families and communities will become a direct target of the negative effects. The results are evident and could range from tax increases, dilapidated communities or gang activity....   [tags: Family, Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Criminology]

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Juvenile Crime

- Juvenile Crime Juvenile crime rates have nearly doubled in most countries. In the news we keep hearing about youngsters got mixed up in shady affairs and committing petty crimes. Firstly they just steal an apple from the market stands, then rob a small shop, next day we learn about a 17-year-old kid who killed his classmates. People are concerned and rightly so. That's all what we do or maybe give them a harsh punishment. It seems that the problem has only focused on punishment and very little on prevention or intervention....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays]

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How to Reduce Juvenile Crime

- A few fellow students rushed to the corner next to an abandoned truck across the street in front of James Madison high school. I saw a big Hispanic guy with all kinds of tattoos on his arms, neck, and legs turned away from a victim who had been begging, hurting and crawling on the ground. The victim, who I later discovered that he was a decent senior, was beat up. I could see bloods bleeding out of his mouth. He covered one eye, creeping to the pavement and mourning for help but no "dare" to shout....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays]

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Punishment of Juvenile Offenders

- How are those who commit violent crimes different from the rest of us, and how did they get that way. We know that race, poverty and where you live have no statistical bearing on whether a child will become a violent criminal, but sex and age do. Almost all violent criminals are young men. Other predisposing factors include the absence of a father, a family history of violent behavior, a mother's poor health during pregnancy, and the way the child is treated. That most repeat violent criminals have a distinctive lack of empathy....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays]

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Juvenile Offenders And Juvenile Crimes

- ... dropping out of high school, truancy, curfews, drugs issues or gangs). We should also assess what was done, that has allowed the numbers of crimes dropped and continued to improve on previous success implementations. According to “ Juvenile Arrest 2008” females are accounted for 30% of juvenile arrest. In 2008, we were able to see an increased of 17 % of simple assault crimes conducted by female and a reduction of 6% carried out by a male juvenile. This issue that has been steadily climbing for the past ten years....   [tags: Crime, Assault, Law enforcement agency]

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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 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 : 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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Juvenile Crime And Juvenile Justice System

- ... If juveniles are mature enough to think how and when they will be killing someone then they are mature enough to receive the same sentence an adult would face if he or she committed the same crime. To some extent, parents are responsible for the actions of their children’s. Parents should be more attentive to their children and be cognizant to signs they might illustrate as a way of asking for help. While it is true that parents cannot be around their children all day, they should know when there is something wrong with their children....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Prison, Childhood]

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