Crime Causation And Diversion

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Crime Causation and Diversion Paper BY: Cari Mayo CJS/374 Facilitator: Jerry Kilgo Student of University of Phoenix Week 2 Individual Assignment Statics show that juvenile delinquency and the rate of crimes committed by juveniles have dropped in past years. When deterring crime the methods do not change much between adults and juveniles. Traditionally the threat of incarceration; or simply the idea that punishment could ensue is motivation enough to deter crime. The attempt to deject crime with such preventive measures like incarceration, criminal justice professionals basically try to make the repercussions more severe than the award of the crime. However the deterrence of crime does not rely solely on the idea of discouragement due to the implication of punishment. Juveniles commit crimes for several of reasons, and if the gain from the crime was the only issue that plays in juvenile crime then this sole method would probably work; however there is considerable elements to juvenile delinquency. This delinquency could be due to a juvenile’s culture or environment and that acts as a contributor. It is imperative to learn the particular reason why a specific juvenile has turned to crime so that it may be corrected. This ensures that juvenile offenders may have the chance to rejoin society as productive members. In this paper two separate diversion, intervention, and prevention programs that help to deter juvenile crime will be discussed. This paper will also discuss why these programs should work in the prevention of juvenile crime based on the programs relationship between the premise, goals as well as a major cause in juvenile crime. There are some juveniles do not follow the same rational pattern of thinking or behavior as society deems acceptable or the social order of things. There are several encouragements for juveniles to become
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