揑t is apparent in this generation that the rate of teenage and younger children becoming juveniles delinquent is growing each year at a rapid paste. In 1985, there were 1,600 juvenile delinquents under the age of 12 years, in 1995, the number more than doubled to 3,400, and in 2005, the number rose to 4,700. During the same time period, the numbers grew from 31,400 in 1985, to 64,500 in 1995, and reached 77,600 across the United States of America (USA) for juvenile delinquents in the 13 to 15 age group (Puzzanchera and Kang, 2008).
As the rate of juvenile delinquency across the USA skyrockets, we begin to take a closer look at the juvenile systems in place and the factors that contribute to juvenile delinquency. According to Merrian-Webster Online Dictionary, juvenile delinquency is defined as 揅onduct by a juvenile characterized by antisocial behavior that is beyond parental control and therefore subject to legal action.
Juvenile delinquent had been classified as a person under age (usually below 18), who is found to have committed a crime in states which have declared by law that a minor lacks responsibility and thus may not be sentenced as an adult. We located factor contributing to juvenile delinquency as location, gender, race, education, family status (one or two parent household), previous offenders in family and drug and alcohol abuse. This information was found from the juvenile justice system for Florida and Georgia.
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