Juvenile Delinquency Essay

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  • History Of Juvenile Delinquency

    Juvenile Delinquency is a term that refers to anti-social or criminal acts carried out by young children (“About…”). The average age for those who are classified as delinquent in the United States is 18. These delinquents often test the limits and boundaries set by their parents and other authority figures. Though rebellion and experimentation is common among adolescents, these children consistently participate in problematic behaviors that negatively affect their academic, social, and personal functioning (“About…”). These delinquents sometimes have mental disorders or behavioral issue. However, Juvenile delinquency is one of the most important issues in crime today. Juvenile crimes are mentioned as far back as ancient Sumerian and Hammurabi (“About…”). In these areas, law concerning juvenile offenders first appeared in written forms. Throughout all time there has been delinquency. In Ancient Britain, children at the age of seven were tried, convicted, and punished as adults (“About…”). In the 1870’s, children were viewed as…

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  • Juvenile Delinquency Prevention

    The Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency in School Systems and Communities Juvenile delinquency is the term used for youth who commit acts that would be considered criminal if committed by an adult. United States court systems have seen a recent spike in the prevalence of delinquent acts by juveniles. School systems have decided to intervene in efforts to reduce these rates. Currently school across the United States have been experiencing more and more signs of delinquent behavior in adolescents.…

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  • Theories Of Juvenile Delinquency

    Juvenile delinquency is criminal behavior committed by minors. (Siegal, 1981) When looking deeper into the deviant behaviors of juveniles there are fundamental perspectives that correlate the juvenile delinquency. Three main theories that are being focused on are strain theory, control theory, and cultural deviance theories. Strain theory which is also known as motivational theory describes desires that a juvenile have such as committing crimes. According to what society’s norm is these…

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  • Factors Of Juvenile Delinquency

    than that of a parent. That parental guidance can be a negative one or a positive one. Just because the guidance is negative in nature does not always mean that it will lead to an equally negative outcome. In this article we will discuss some potential parental and family factors that have been believed to lead to juvenile delinquency. We will also discuss to what extent family factors help protect against juvenile delinquency. Lastly we will examine how family factors interact with…

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  • The Effects Of Juvenile Delinquency

    The capture rate for all offenses amongst juveniles achieved its highest peak in twenty years in 1996 and then declined 65% by 2014 (Juvenile arrest rates, n.d.). An investigation of 113 delinquent youth in a State confinement office found that 82 percent reported daily liquor and different drug usage, 14 percent used more than two times a week, and 4 percent reported irregular use prior to confinement (DeFrancesco, 1996). This research will discuss the link between juvenile justice and drug…

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  • Juvenile Delinquency In India

    of criminal responsibility in India according to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection for Children) Act,2000 is 18 years. Juvenile offenders are accorded special treatment under this Act and are not tried in the same Courts as adult offenders. The minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) is the age below which a person is completely immune from any criminal liability due to lack of maturity and judgement to understand the consequences of one’s actions. Next come the age below…

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  • Causes Of Juvenile Delinquency

    Gangs: Attractors of Juvenile Delinquency or the Cause for it? “Since the mid-20th century, gang violence in this country has become widespread” with 8% of youth being involved in them between the ages of 12 and 17 (Howell, 2010 p. 2). A question that has risen is if gangs attract delinquents or if they make juveniles delinquent. The main concern is if these youths had previous delinquency issues, or if they joined for friendship and a sense of community that turned violent. I believe it…

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  • The Cause Of Juvenile Delinquency

    Adolescent Delinquency and the Cause of Such Behavior Juvenile delinquency is on the rise and parents are trying to find out why. Some believe it is their social status, while others believe once they commit a crime, they are more likely to recidivism (Grunwald, H., Lockwood, B., Harris, P., & Mennis, J., 2010). Parenting adolescents can be an issue if the parent(s) do not understand how to go about it. Parental control, while necessary, is not always going to be done in the correct manner.…

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  • Reasons For Juvenile Delinquency

    Causes of Juvenile delinquency The intensity of juvenile offences is usually depending on the social, economic and cultural conditions prevailing in a country. It is evident that there is increase in juvenile crime universally taking place simultaneously because of declining economy. In many cases street children later become young offenders because they either been witnesses or victims of violence in their early life. They are not educated because they do not get the opportunity to study due to…

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  • Juvenile Delinquency Factors

    Juvenile Delinquency is a legal term that is given to the behaviour of children and teenagers that would be determined as a criminal if that were to exist in an adult. According to The Law Society of Singapore, it is said that the maximum age limit is 16 years old. In year 2013, a total of 1323 Juveniles were arrested. One of the physical factors that might influence juvenile delinquency is physical factors, and out of the multiple physical factors, one of it talks about the family’s financial…

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