Gang crime rates have went up and so has youth Murder rates. There are now several youngsters in jail, because of gang related crimes The United States has one of the biggest gang problems in the world as of now. There Are over 20,000 different groups involved in gang related crimes. But occurring to the lates 70’s. Researchers frequently use 5 criteria to define a gang: (1) formal organization structure, (2) identifiable leadership, (3) identified with a territory, (4) recurrent interaction and (5) engaging in serious or violent behavior.
Child molesters, rapists and sex offenders, who are they, how they operate and how can we protect ourselves and our children.Final Project.Moises Sandoval.Instructor: Miranda Saake.College Composition II.Bachelors in Science in Legal Studies. | Thesis Statement. Because the rate of recidivism for sex offenders is so high, and because of the devastation this particular form of violent crime has on its victims, the penalties for even first time offenders should be dramatically increased in the interest of public safety. Origins of the problem of sex offenders. Most people think the sex offender registries were only recently established.
RUNNING HEAD: Dealing with Juvenile Offenders Dealing with Juvenile Offenders and Juvenile Crimes Duane Bowman January 24, 2012 Introduction It is undeniable that there have been many young people who have been getting involved in many crimes over the past couple of years, and this has become a serious problem. Thus, it is important that the appropriate punishments are given to these young offenders in order to make sure that they will be able to recover effectively and regain their confidence to be able to live normal lives and become productive citizens in the long run. Discussion Many states allow juvenile offenders to be tried and subsequently
An increased level of concern about public safety and crime rates may be brought about by increased incidences of shoplifting in particular areas. Lastly and most influential to our social framework is the strain and added family problems that result from the shoplifting arrest of a child, as well as the loss of youthful innocence and damage to their future. (Youth Service Council Of Orange, 2004) So why do so many juveniles shoplift? The easy answer is simply so that they can get something for nothing. However the real cause of shoplifting goes beyond this.
Strain theory is as sociologic theory that tries to explain why people commit crimes. It explains the likely hood of delinquency in two parts one is the addition of strain in a persons life and the second portion is the persons coping mechanisms to combat the strain that they experience. Another large part of strain theory explains how people measure the positive and negative things that will happen whenever they commit any crime or delinquent act. We know that juveniles are involved in more crime than adults and we can also use strain theory to help explain why this is happening. Being a juvenile comes with many different strains that most adults do not have to face as well as having far less consequence in many cases is they do something wrong or make a mistake.
Juvenile Crime Statistics Paper Joseph Merritt CJA/374 October 3,2011 Tim Tyler Juvenile Crime Statistics Paper This paper will focus on juvenile crimes and juvenile statistics which will show us that our children are continuing to commit crimes at an alarming rate. Although these statistics are rather old, as we review them they will show that juvenile crime will continue to climb. Juvenile crime, is different crimes committed by children that are considered by law to be minors and are not of the legal age of 18 to be tried as an adult. Their offenses include misdemeanor style acts that is considered crimes if an adult were to commit them. Some of our juveniles today are very misguided and are often following the wrong crowd.
The article expounds on some key statistics that suggest that young people are 36 more times to commit suicide in an adult prison than a juvenile facility. It also speaks to the outcome of young people who survive an adult facility. They return to society as damaged and dangerous people and are more likely to commit violent crimes and add to the recidivism rate. This article reinforces my opinion and advocates my stance on children in jails with adults. A quote from the article that puts it in perspective says, “The rush to criminalize children has set the country on a dangerous path.
Client’s Name 24 September 2007 Professor’s Name Course # Youth Gang Membership: Reasons to Join Introduction: Focus on Rehabilitation & Preventing Recidivism In the increasing debate of child criminals and their proneness towards crime, there exists the issue of rehabilitation. In point of fact the entire issue of juvenile delinquency hinges upon the ability of the offender to re-enter society not as a criminal but as a changed individual ready to become a working part of society. In the questions that arise from the concern over juvenile delinquency the recurring question is this: Are children who commit crimes rehabilitated by the juvenile court system, or are they more likely to commit criminal acts as adults? In
Tiffany Newman Nov, 5, 2009 English 120 Sec B01 Prospectus Gang Violence Leads to Juvenile Delinquency One of the most relevant social issues in every society, most especially in the United States society is the issues on gang violence and juvenile delinquency. It has been reported that although progress has been made in past decades, the plight of youths in the contemporary American society is still one of the country’s most ominous dilemmas. Conspicuously different from the decadence that their predecessors faced a century ago. In today’s society, American youths experience violence, both as victims and doers, at alarming rates. One would be curious to ask the benefits or
Does Waiving Juveniles to Criminal Court Deter Recidivism November 28, 2012 Does waiving juveniles to criminal court deter recidivism? Violent youth crime has contributed to the perception that something is seriously wrong with our society and legislative system; crime is no longer a man’s game, it’s becoming child’s play. The continued rise in youth crime over the past decades has increased the public’s fear of juvenile offenders. Those who have been victimized call upon our legislators for stronger measures to deal with juveniles who continue to commit crime. Today, all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia allow juveniles to be prosecuted in criminal court.