According to research, juveniles embrace behavior that they see within their immediate community. As such, the first step of dealing with juvenile activities within the organization is removal of bad elements existing within the society. Within any social setup, majority of the wrong-doers are known to the public (Kupchik, 2006). Despite this, such people are still allowed to live amongst the community. Such activities encourage young people to take up criminal activities given that it is portrayed as the norm.
So, crimes seem to help them diversify their lives and, by-turn, feel themselves different from their peers. Secondly, by committing crimes young people have a chance to express their cynic attitude towards those with authority. Moreover, crime attracts children and youth by easy opportunities to get money, which is often associated with popularity in peer groups. General yearning for becoming more popular among peers is a powerful trigger for becoming involved into youth crime. When we consider social factors, which underlie youth delinquency, it is hard to underestimate the sense of belonging, which young people experience, being involved in gangs.
The causes for children being lest alone or orphaned may be cause by society and not necessarily by accident. Some example of these cause may include parental alcoholism, abuse by the parents, death of parents during armed conflict and poverty. Juvenile delinquency Juvenile delinquency refers to antisocial or illegal behavior by persons under the age of 18, mostly adolescents. Most legal codes suggest certain procedure for dealing with minors, such as juvenile detention centers. Most, if not all, of the many theories on the causes of crime may be applied to the causes of juvenile delinquency.
(OJJDP 1994). Intensive supervision programs contain a wide range of programs and plans for the juvenile. Although ISP’s are used more commonly in the adult correctional system, ISP’s programs are aimed at the more serious offenders are being welcomed as an option in the juvenile justice systems throughout the country. According to the OJJDP, “The definition of juvenile offender varies among programs. For example, the chronic juvenile offender refers to the individual who began his or her delinquent career at an early age, has numerous minor offenses and for whom regular probation has been ineffective.” They believe that the ISP’s can work for those juveniles who have committed more serious but nonviolent offenses as well.
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.
In these types of communities’ crime becomes an everyday ritual and individuals began to lose sight and actually believe that what they are doing is desirable even justifiable. According to social learning Theory, it is said that juveniles learn to engage in crime like they do with conforming their behavior, through association with others or even exposure to them. With Sociological theory, there are three mechanisms by which individuals learn to engage in crime. These three are Differential reinforcement, Beliefs and Modeling. Differential reinforcement teaches individuals to engage in crime through frequent reinforced crime and with little being punished encourages those to continue to do crime.
The police after observing delinquent behavior could either prosecute youth then enter them into the system or work to redirect the youths behavior into a more positive direction if possible. Police administration should work collaboratively with both public and private agencies in ensuring that adequate services are available in various neighborhoods and districts so that referrals can be made to such services, and ensuring that joint policies and common understandings are reached whenever necessary (Brittner & Krantz 1977). Without the police the juvenile system would be totally overloaded, being that there would be no filtering or early intervention from individuals that see these youth on a daily basis that could detour them from a life of crime. In a real sense, the police officer becomes an on the spot prosecutor, judge, and correctional system when dealing with a juvenile offender (Bartollas & Schmalleger, 2011). The court is another important entity within the juvenile justice system.
3] Neighborhood – The immediate environments of a child also affect the trend he will adopt in connection with his personality. * 4] Educational Curriculum : Although schools and educational institutes are playing an increasingly important role in the training and upbringing of future citizens, they are also contributing towards many cases on juvenile delinquency. Delinquents are typically non-bookish and non-academic individuals who take studies like a burden. When they fail in exams and get scolded by their family, they tend to indulge themselves in delinquent acts. * * 5] Poverty : People indulge themselves in delinquent acts in order to meet and satisfy the primary wants of their life.
Drugs, guns and gangs are a common theme of these neighborhoods. Once your there its hard to get out, even if you move away to a nicer neighborhood. You still have to get rid of your old friends who peer pressure you to sell drugs or do drugs with them, or even do anything illegal with them. Parents are everything to us; they raise us, love us and teach us the ways of life. What happens when a parent doesn’t have the skills to raise their children, this could be a tremendous and underrated factor for crime.
Those who experience particularly hostile abuse often see aggression as the way to solve problems and adopt values and attitudes that support the use of violence. Once leaving home many youth must also resort to crime as a means of survival, or to help cope with life on the streets. The problem of youth homelessness has reached crisis proportions in Canada but the plight of street kids remains largely misunderstood. Across the country, in