Juvenile Delinquency in Secondary Schools

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Juvenile Delinquency in Secondary Schools Introduction Why is juvenile delinquency most prominent in the secondary school system? Why is it students participate in delinquent behaviours? Can juvenile delinquency lead to a state of depression or can it lead to suicide? Do you think it can also lead to life imprisonment? ‘Widely publicized school shootings during the late 1990’s and early years of the twenty-first century have raised public concerns about rising adolescent violence and created the perception that juvenile delinquency is increasing.’ Statistics shows that juvenile crime rates are actually declining. In 2001, the total number of juvenile arrests was 2.3 million—a figure 4 percent below the total for 2000 and 20 percent below the 1997 total….. However this is a situation that evolved over the years and has not been dealt with appropriately and it can lead to murder, burglary, suicide, school dropout and a state of depression as well. I strongly agree that juvenile delinquency is most prominent in the secondary educational system and it can hamper the child’s ability to learn and it can also cause a nervous breakdown of the child’s nervous system. The three major factors in the secondary educational system that contribute to juvenile delinquency are single parent families, delinquent peers and the mass media. Paragraph 1 Topic: Single Parent Families Topic Sentence: Juvenile delinquency is mainly cause by a lack of nuclear families which leads to single parenting. Paragraph 2 Topic: Delinquent Peers Topic Sentence: Some teenagers have a tendency of adapting to delinquent peers. Paragraph 3 Topic: The Mass Media Topic Sentence: Last but not least the mass media widely contributes to juvenile delinquency. Conclusion: Opening sentence Therefore juvenile delinquency should be diminished because it not only impacts on society but it has
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