Juvenile Delinquency in Our Community About the Causes and the Effects.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT…………………………………………………………….. 3

INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………4

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM…………………………………………………………5

METHOD OF INVESTIGATION……………………………………………………..5

INSTRUMENT USED TO COLLECT DATA……………………………………….6-9

PROCUDURES USED TO COLLECT DATA……………………………………….10

PRESENTATION OF DATA……………………………………………………..11-15

INTREPRETATION OF DATA…………………………………………………..16

FINDINGS……………………………………………………………………..16-17

RECOMMENDATIONS………………………………………………………..17

CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………….18

BIOLOGRAPHY……………………………………………………………..18

Acknowledgement

The successful completion of this school based assessment would not have been possible without the assistance of my teacher and the community of Morne Delice, St. Paul’s. Mrs. Sylvester guided me during the entire process and also provided helpful and useful insights into the topic chosen. The community members successfully completed the questionnaires and returned them on time. Additionally, I would also like to acknowledge my family members for their encouragement and support. They were very instrumental in assisting me with the distribution and collection of the questionnaires.

Introduction

The community of Morne Delice in St.Paul’s is a relatively small community in the parish of St. George. The community is known to have a high number of juvenile delinquents and consist of approximately one hundred twenty households. I have been a resident of this community for the past fourteen years. During this time, and more recently I have observed a number of delinquent behaviour in the area. Additionally, from the local new releases and from talks from the villagers, the community has been noted for such behaviour. Among some of the most noticeable delinquent activities from individuals under the age of eighteen years (18 yrs) and under are the use and selling of illegal drugs, illegal gambling and violent crimes. Being a student and also a member of the...
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