Juvenile Delinquency Has Increased Throughout The Years

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Juvenile Delinquency has increased throughout the years. In 2008 the United States police arrested about 2.11 million juveniles. Juvenile arrest rates had increased in 2005 and again in 2006. Data show increases in some offense categories but declines in most. Most changes being less than 10% in either direction. According to the data arson at 47% is one of the biggest crimes that juveniles commit. Following are robbery at 27%, burglary at 27%, and property crimes at 26%. Juveniles are creating more problems for parents, schools, and communities. In 2007 juvenile courts dealt with a large amount of juvenile delinquents. About 4,600 cases per day were being treated at the courts (Puzzanchera, Charles).
One main reasons for the
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Research has shown that from a family of four or more children are more likely to become juvenile delinquents than those who come from a three or less children homes.
This research is important because understanding what makes a juvenile delinquent is necessary to know. Parents can be educated on what is affecting their teen to contribute to delinquent behavior. The family structure has been avoided by many citizens. Educating the public on the family structure can make a different in a teen’s life.
Social Scientist started to examine the family structure when they began to notice a high divorce rate that began in the 1960s. They wanted to know how divorce was affecting children mentally and if they were more likely to commit crimes than those who had both parents. Social scientist studies began to show that children who come from divorced parents tend to have more academic, behavioral, and emotional problems. When parents decide to divorce or separate, the child or children begin to stress because they know that everything is going to change and this can cause fear among the child. Studies have shown that a few children begin to adapt to their parents separation. However, more than one-third of children were clinically depressed, failing in school, had low social communication, were unable to sleep and eat, and hoped that one day their parents would get back together. Many of them
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