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Theories of Juvenile Delinquency: Why Young Individuals Commit Crimes?

Theories of Juvenile Delinquency: Why Young Individuals Commit Crimes? Firstly, what does it mean when someone uses the term juvenile delinquency? Juvenile delinquency can also be referred to as juvenile offending which occurs when a young person under the age eighteen who in which has repeatedly committed a crime or offense. In the United States and other countries, juvenile crime is one of the most serious problems. The reason why juveniles commit crimes is sort of complicated and difficult...

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Juvenile Crime

Juvenile Crime Jacqueline Allen CJS200 June 9, 2013 Charles Musselwhite Abstract Juvenile crime is a crime committed by minors (juveniles) younger than the statutory adult age. In most of the legal systems there are specific procedures followed when dealing with minor offenders, such as juvenile detention centers, boot camps, etc. This paper will attempt to create a better understanding of the offenses, the causes, and the procedures to deal with the criminal behavior of juveniles. In...

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beyond, the young person is no longer tried for crimes in juvenile courts; now, they are tried in adult courts. But, does one or two years make such a difference between sixteen year olds and eighteen year olds? Is it fair for one person, just seventeen years of age, to be tried in a juvenile court, receiving a lesser sentence for murder than an person just six months older in age who committed the same crime? I think not. Trying juveniles as adults should be constantly allowed because punishment...

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juvenile deliquency

LAWF 1753-810 13 Apr 2011 Juvenile Delinquent to Adult Criminal "Our youth love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority and disrespect for their elders. Children nowadays are tyrants." Socrates, 470-399 B.C. What is Juvenile Delinquency? Juvenile delinquency is defined an act committed by a minor that violates the penal code of the government with authority over the area in which it occurs. Are some of America's youth destined to become criminals? Some experts say it is...

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Family Environment as a Predictor of Adolescent Delinquency

FamilyEnviroment CJ203 Grantham University Juvenile delinquency has been the subject of many studies over the past forty to fifty years. Each study has had a unique focus on different areas of delinquencies. This study “Family environment as a predictor of adolescent delinquency” (metherne, Thomas 2001) speaks about how the family environment effects the juvenile by researching different topics in family types and focusing on tradition versus nontraditional family environments. Purpose ...

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Juvenile Crime

Juvenile Crime Introduction Every year, millions of juveniles are involved in criminal activities. According to statistics, as of 1999, the arrest rate for juvenile crime has dropped from its peak in the mid-1990's. Statistics about juvenile crime have shown a steady increase of juvenile arrests from 1987 to 1994. Although overall crime rates have decreased since 1994, they are still above what they were in 1980. The following paragraphs and charts show the crime rates of specific crimes...

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Juvenile Crime

Juvenile Crime One of the biggest problems which the United States is faced with is juvenile crime. The reason experts feel juvenile's commit crimes is because of risk factors when they were younger but experts still have not found the main reason why juvenile's commit crimes. Some risk factors associated with juvenile crime are poverty, repeated exposure to violence, drugs, easy access to firearms, unstable family life and family violence, delinquent peer groups, and media violence. Especially...

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

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...

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Juvenile Justice

1: What is the distinctions between official and unofficial sources of data on delinquency? official data is collect from governmental offices, DOJ, Juvenile courts or any data that are direct collected by government officials. Unofficial data is typically collected by secondary resources such as media, surveys and so forth. Unofficial data is less creditable because it cannot truly verify the validity of those information. 2: What types of data are contained in the UCR? The types of data...

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Juvenile Gangs

Rodriguez CJ150 Kaplan College Mr. Templeton August 30.2012 Juvenile gangs have become a serious and growing problem in many areas throughout the U.S. It is unlikely that gang control strategies can be successful as long as legitimate economic alternatives are lacking. I will be exploring the possible proactive solutions to this social problem. Juvenile gangs on the street and in prison “Violent crimes committed by juveniles are not diminishing, as other crimes, as reported by the Justice...

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