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Much research and debate revolves around the problem of juvenile delinquency in the US. The research is mainly focused on the causes of juvenile delinquency and which strategies have successfully diminished crime rates among the youth population.
Though the causes are debated and controversial as well, much of the debate revolves around the punishment and rehabilitation of juveniles in a youth detention center or elsewhere.
The Rise of Juvenile Delinquency in the s[ edit ] Ever since the evolution of radios and television gave us the ability to project music, sports, news, etcetera, the world has been able to tune in to what is happening halfway across the world from their location.
The s boomed with increases in income, scientific and medical increases, entertainment, and a tremendous media increase starting with the portable radio. After World War II, couples who had put off having children either before or during the war finally had the chance to start a family and live normal lives.
Hence, the baby boom initiated the start of a very busy decade. After the first portable radio came out, media rapidly increased. People could advertise themselves to people all around the country and even to people driving in their cars.
This media evolution gave birth to a whole new way of living for the generations to come and for the first time ever there was a generation gap. Anyone could access comical, frightening, romantic, or sarcastic information, movies, music and so on with the click of a button.
A rise in juvenile delinquency was one of the main causes of the baby boom and media increase. Teenagers could access more information at their age than any other generation. As a result, teenagers witnessed crime, murder, stealing, cheating, lying, and so on to be "cool" like how they saw in the media.
This led to a high rise in juvenile delinquency because more children and teens were implanted with the thought that carrying out bad actions was okay.
Lead has also been linked to juvenile delinquency, it was added to gasoline from the s throughhowever it was not widely understood to be neurologically harmful in minute amounts until the s. Causes[ edit ] There are many factors that cause juvenile delinquency. Children whose parents have been incarcerated are far more likely to show delinquent behavior than their peers.
However, sometimes juvenile crimes do in fact occur due to the exact opposite reason, that is, a lack of rules and supervision.
Additionally, mental illness and substance abuse are large contributing factors. Crime rates vary due to the living situations of children; examples of this could be a child whose parents are together, divorced, or a child with only one parent, particularly a teen mom.
Others believe that the environment and external factors are not at play when it comes to crime; they suggest that criminals are faced with rational choice decisions in which they chose to follow the irrational path. A positive or negative friendship can have a great influence on the chances of children becoming delinquents.
For a more detailed account of each of these causes, and more, please see the references below or the juvenile delinquency page. Demographics[ edit ] There are roughly 75 million juveniles in The United States as of That is, one in four Americans have the potential of being labeled as juvenile delinquents because they are considered juveniles.
If the juveniles delinquency rates were to increase with the population, or even plateau, this would translate into thousands of more juvenile delinquents. The poverty level of a child can vary by race and living arrangement and other factors which are not mentioned here. For instance, inBlack and Hispanic children were about three times more likely than White children of being poor.
The demographic statistics mentioned above pertain specifically to juveniles, which in turn, is closely related to juvenile delinquency. On non-school days it increases in the afternoon through evening, peaking from 7 pm to 9 pm usually night timeafter dark. One comes from theorists who believe men and boys are naturally more aggressive than women and girls.
Latino boys are more likely to become juvenile delinquents than White boys are. Negative changes in the economy greatly affect all crime rates because people are more likely to find themselves in pressing situation like unemployment.
An influx of new people who are unfamiliar with the legal system could negatively affect the juvenile crime rates. This pipeline, so to speak, disproportionately affects minority children living in under-served community, such as Blacks and Latinos.Juvenile delinquency, also known as "juvenile offending", is the act of participating in unlawful behavior as minors (juveniles, i.e.
individuals younger than the statutory age of majority). Most legal systems prescribe specific procedures for dealing with juveniles, such as juvenile detention centers and courts.
Apr 13, · Today the United States is an international outlier in the severity of its juvenile sentencing practices. Until , the United States was the .
A demographic breakdown of youth involved in juvenile court in the United States. According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, in there were a total of 1,, cases handled by the juvenile courts. , cases dealt with males, compared with , for females.
This study reviews literature in all of these areas to provide an objective view of juvenile crime and the juvenile justice system in the United States. What responses are in place to deal with juvenile crime today, are they developmentally appropriate, and do they work?
Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice presents what we know and what we. Every single person living in the United States today is affected by juvenile crime. It affects parents, neighbors, teachers, and families. It affects the victims of crime, the perpetrators, and the bystanders.
While delinquency rates have been decreasing, rates are still too high. There have been. Juvenile Delinquency in America. Introduction. Juvenile delinquency has been ranked as one of the most serious problems facing the United States today.
It has become a national problem, as opposed to being restricted to the large cities. Juvenile delinquents constitute a majority number of adult criminals as they do not overcome.