Juvenile Deliquency

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Juvenile Delinquency: A Tremendous Finality

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A Research Paper Presented to
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Villanueva
St. Joseph College - Olongapo, Inc.
Olongapo City

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In Partial Fulfillment of
The Requirements in English IV

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By:

yeyehirano
IV-love
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Experts say that if children can't read by the end of the fifth grade, they lose self-confidence and self-esteem, making them more likely to enter the juvenile justice system. * Dirk Kempthorne

The researcher would like to acknowledge and extend his heartfelt gratitude to the following persons who have made the completion of this research paper.

His teacher Mrs. Elizabeth Villianueva, for her understanding and assistance. His friends for the support and inspiration.

Most especially to his family for much needed motivation and constant reminders.

And to God, who made all things possible.

-The Researcher-

TABLE OF CONTENT

Chapter I
Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………..1-2 A.) Statement of the problem……………………………………………………………..3 B.) Importance of the Study/Significance of the Study………………………………….3-4 C.) Scope And Limitation…………………………………………………………………4 D.) Definition of terms………………………………………………………………….5-6

Chapter II
Discussion
A. Preventing Juvenile Delinquency…………………………...………..…………………7 B. Types of Juvenile Delinquency …………………………………………………….8-13 C. Parental Guidance…………………………………………………………………..14-17 D. Factors that affect Juvenile Delinquency.…………………………………………..16-17 E. Developing Juvenile Justice………….…………………………………………….17-18

Chapter III
Summary and Conclusion…………………………………………………………………….19-20
Bibliography…………………………………………………………………………………….21

Chapter I
Introduction
Is also known as juvenile offending, or youth crime, is participation in illegal behavior by minors (juveniles) who fall under a statutory age limit. Mostlegal systems prescribe specific procedures for dealing with juveniles, such as juvenile detention centers, and courts. A juvenile delinquent is a person who is typically under the age of 18 and commits an act that otherwise would have been charged as a crime if they were an adult. Although persons under 18 can also be charged and tried as adults, depending on the type of offense committed.

In recent years, the average age for first arrest has dropped significantly, and younger boys and girls are committing these crimes. Between 60-80% percent of adolescents, and pre-adolescents engage in some form of juvenile offending.These can range from status offenses (such as underage smoking), to property crimes, to violent crimes. The percent of teens who offend is so high that it would seem to be a cause for worry. However, juvenile offending can be considered normative adolescent behavior. This is because most teens tend to offend by committing non-violent crimes, only once or a few times, and only during adolescence. It is when adolescents offend repeatedly or violently that their offending is likely to continue beyond adolescence, and become increasingly violent. It is also likely that if this is the case, they began offending, and displaying antisocial behavior, even before reaching adolescence.

Juvenile delinquency is the broad-based term given to juveniles who commit crimes. Juveniles are defined as those people who haven’t reached adulthood or the age of majority. What defines adulthood or the age of majority in a court system may be predetermined by law,

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especially for minor crimes. Major crimes may force the courts to decide to try a juvenile as an adult, a very important distinction, since sentencing can then mean not just spending adolescence, but a lifetime in prison. Delinquency can be defined as the committing of those things considered crimes by the state, although delinquent can also mean abandoned. Thusjuvenile delinquency can cover anything from small crime — a student who cuts school repeatedly is...
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