Delinquency Essays

  • Juevenile Delinquency

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    trafficking. The police officers are known as Juvenile Officers. A Juvenile Office is a position for which some police departments provide specialized training so the police officers can work effectively with juveniles. {Clemens Bartollas, Juvenile Delinquency, 2003, Glossary.} Crime is any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law. Gross violation of human law, in distinction from a misdemeanor or trespass, or other slight

  • Crime and Delinquency

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

  • Juvenile Delinquency in the States

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    Juvenile Delinquency in the States Presently, juvenile justice is widely acknowledged as being in a state of flux in the United States. The early 1990s saw the most substantial rise in violent crime committed by juveniles ever experienced in this country. On the heels of decades of skepticism about the effectiveness of parens patriae (the state as parent), this rise was the "proof" for many "experts" who believe that the juvenile justice system should be abolished. These skeptics reason that

  • Juvenile Delinquency

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    punishment. In response to this, new ideas have formed to rehabilitate the family unit, but first, the family structures that are precursors to delinquent behavior must be identified. “Family Life, Delinquency, and Crime: A Policymaker’s Guide,”compiled by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, introduces us to the theory that the family structure is a precursor to delinquent behavior. The authors and research contributors cite various family “dysfunctions” that contribute to delinquent

  • Juvenile Delinquency

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    Juvenile Delinquency I. The harsh beginnings. Children were viewed as non-persons until the 1700's. They did not receive special treatment or recognition. Discipline then is what we now call abuse. There were some major assumptions about life before the 1700's. The first assumption is that life was hard, and you had to be hard to survive. The people of that time in history did not have the conveniences that we take for granted. For example, the medical practices of that day were primitive in

  • Juvenile Delinquency

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    Juvenile Delinquency Everyday we read in the newspaper or watch T.V and hear news of crimes committed by Juveniles. With all of the crime being reported by the media about juveniles, one can’t help but wonder if all of our nation’s youth are juvenile delinquents. Although there are many cases where the juvenile did not commit a serious crime, there are others where the crime is so bad the juvenile court system tries the juvenile as an adult. Instead of seeking help for the individual, our justice

  • Theories Of Delinquency

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    chronic offenders as an adult cannot be identified. There are criminal behaviors that relate to juvenile justice. There are also parental and family risk factors that are associated with criminal behavior, as well as, developmental theories of delinquencies. Criminal Behavior It has been state that the majority of criminals as an adult were caught up in delinquent behavior when they were children and teenagers. A lot of times children

  • Juvenile Delinquency

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

  • The Concept of Delinquency

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    Juvenile delinquency is defined as, “Participation in illegal behaviors by a minor who falls under a statutory age limit.” “The scientific study of delinquency requires understanding the nature, extent, and cause of youthful law violations and the methods devised for their control. We also need to study important environmental and social issues associated with delinquent behavior, including substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, education, and peer relations” (Siegel & Welsh, 2012). How did the

  • Juvenile Delinquency

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    Juvenile delinquency is the participation of illegal behavior by minors. Usually crimes committed by a child under the age of 18. The young people who usually live in difficult circumstances are the ones who are at risk of becoming “delinquents.” Juvenile delinquency is becoming more complicated and universal. This is a local problem happening in our cities today. It is easy for people to view “juvenile delinquents” as thugs or criminals. The reality is many of these so called “delinquents” has either

  • delinquency in youth

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    Juvenile delinquency remains a serious problem in Canada. There were more than 52,900 cases completed in youth court in 2010/2011 in which over 15,000 of them were violent offenses. However, it is estimated that this issue may be much larger than arrests show because only about half of all crimes involving juveniles are even reported. The property crime rate ranges from 3,909 to 3,155 per 100,000 and violent crime rate ranges from 1,944 to 1,838 per 100,000. In order to create interventions to assist

  • Juvenile Delinquency

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

  • Juvenile Delinquency: Genetic or Environmental

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

  • Preventing Juvenile Delinquency

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

  • Delinquency and Gang Violence

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

  • Essay On Juvenile Delinquency

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    Relationship between Juvenile Delinquency and Family Structure There is little debate about the importance of family structure and parental guidance in raising a child. The family is a child’s initial means of learning and socialization. Research has found correlations between poor family structures and juvenile delinquency. There has been, however, some debate about the significance of these relationships. There are many factors of the home that may influence delinquent behaviors such as broken

  • Juvenile Delinquency Theory

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    Juvenile Delinquency: An Overview History Juvenile delinquency has a history that dates back hundreds of years. Before the 19th century children were tried in courts the exact same as adults were, but it was only the most severe juvenile cases that actually went to trial. Children were put into prisons, transported and even hanged. In 1880, there were 6,500 children under 16 in adult prisons, 900 of which were under the age of 12 (King & Noel, 1993). Before 1900, many social ideologies shifted resulting

  • Female Juvenile Delinquency

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    Since the early 1990s, the rising rate of juvenile violent crime has produced a public panic resulting in more punitive policies toward youthful offenders. Female juvenile patterns of delinquency have changed in recent years. Also, female juveniles have increasingly become involved in gang formations and activities. In 2007, girls were involved in 30 percent of all juvenile arrests. Of the total number of juveniles held in public or private juvenile secure facilities in that year, approximately

  • Effects Of Juvenile Delinquency

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    The prevalence of these disorders did not only call for youthful and adult criminality but also offending in a recidivism cycle. It was not until recent findings that mental health has been linked to juvenile delinquency. Since juveniles are faced with these problems it is often hard for them to stay on the correct path once they have been put into the system. Once they are in the juvenile system they are usually not given the correct treatments for their conditions. Children who have been repeatedly

  • Psychological Theories Of Delinquency

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    When it comes to delinquency, many people have different views on where delinquency stems from. Some think biological theories hold the answer, some believe it is merely a routine theory. There are some however who believe in a psychological approach. The psychological theories of delinquency is exactly what it sounds like. Most delinquents have some sort of psychological defect or problem that causes them to act out in a devious way. It is thought that youth in lower classes or who come from unstructured