Juvenile Crimes

1247 WordsJun 22, 20185 Pages
Juvenile crime is a growing problem that endangers virtually every American. Juvenile delinquency is enormously damaging to the health and well-being of the nations families and communities. A juvenile crime can consist of DUI, robbery, rape, minor in possession, weapon in possession anything an adult can be charged with. Individuals under the age of eighteen who commit these crimes can be charged as a juvenile delinquent. Statistics show that most juveniles that commit crimes are in a gang; weather its street related or school related. The average cost of caring for an incarcerated juvenile is more than $40,000 a year. Vandalism in schools cost more than two-hundred million a year, and vandalism directed at personal property is even…show more content…
Some juveniles commit crimes because of poor parenting skills, because most parents do not page close attentions to their child and give them the attention they ask for. Not knowing what your child is doing are not having any thing to do with your child’s life is poor relationships between children and parents. According to Eric Lotke, “the numbers of juvenile homicides with firearm are starting to spiral upwards while the number of non-firearm homicides stays steady or is decreasing. Lotke and others contend that guns have led to higher rates of violence because they have replaced less fatal weapons. While juveniles use to fight with fits and knives they now resolve disputes with lethal firearms (qtd in Ojeda 53). Preventing juvenile crime is very hard to do. Recently authorities have tried various means of addressing the problem of juvenile crime including teenage curfew laws, parental responsibility laws, and after-school and early intervention programs (qtd in Ojeda 129). Family interactions have greater influence on delinquency. To prevent juvenile delinquency one should spend more time with their child, and be more controlling. If the parent feels like he or she can not control the child they should seek for assistance by calling social services. Parents should educate their child about the dangerous parts of drug use. Most parents should put their child in after school activities, such as community services,
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