Juvenile Delinquency

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Juvenile Delinquency
In recent years, juvenile delinquency has become the attention of the whole globe. Juvenile crime is not only increase, but also covers a wider range. According to the ministry of public security, the rate of juvenile delinquency rose from 6.36% in 1998 to 7.93% in 2003. The type of juvenile delinquency’s accusations changes from 98 in 1998 to 120 at the end of 2003, an increase of 22.45%. Juvenile crime is a complicated social problem with various reasons. Recent research reveals that the defects of family education are involved in juvenile delinquency. Parents are the first teachers of their children, so the Family environment plays an important part in the development of teenagers’ psychology. Zhu Liang, an only child, whose family isn‘t rich, grew up in the doting parents. During his high school period, he was sentenced to probation for stealing. Confused parents did not reflect on their own educational failures, but let him drop out of school, still spoil him. As the result of theft, Zhu Liang set foot on the road of crime. As stated by Rolf Loeber, "Poor parental child-rearing practices cause children to grow up as delinquents or delinquent parents produce delinquent children." So we can see the important role that parents play in the teenagers’ psychological well-being. The end to this problem is nowhere in sight, but as a simple suggestion to parents, love those whom you have brought into this world and do not allow them to fall victim to the society that surrounds them.

The second objective cause is the unhealthy environment around teenagers. “In some places, the cult and feudal superstition, violence, pornography, and superstitious books, newspapers, audio-visual products and electronic information products can’t be banned no matter how hard we try.” ( China Daily, 2004.09.29 ) For example, Zhao x, only 15 years old, raped 8 girls. The youngest girl is only 4 years old, the biggest 11.Zhao x is not old, but used...
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