Juvenile Delinquency; The Issue Inside

550 WordsFeb 21, 20182 Pages
In 2005 approximately 69 million people in the United States were under the age of 18. The projected juvenile population is expected to reach 74 million by 2015. “Violence itself is not a disorder. It can be one of a number of behaviors used to diagnose mental illness based on severity and circumstance.” (Bilderya 2) Children and teens are becoming more and more violent, committing more crimes, and doing excessive amounts of drugs. This is a major issue because these kids are the next generation. “Crimes of violence among youth can include fighting, rape, and robbery. Juveniles between the ages of 12 and 17 are more likely to be victims of these significantly correlated with mental illnesses.” (Bilderya 1) Juvenile crime stems from mostly mental and physiological reasoning, from watching parents fight, repeating what is said around the house to just down right low grades., resulting in higher crime rates among adolescents. Delinquency is a rising problem right here in the Michigan, and research shows that most juvenile delinquency comes from issues and illnesses in the brain. What children see/hear at a young age can very well affect them later in life. “Poor role modeling or mistreatment by parents such as abusive behavior or neglect can start your child down the wrong path” (Fisher 7) Everyday, ordinary things can put the wrong message in a child s mind. Such as the T.V. shows they watch, to the music they listen to. Kids see and hear that the violent and abusive

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