Problem of Juvenile Delinquency

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Unit 2 Project Philippe Francois the problem of juvenile Delinquency This paper explains that juvenile delinquency, it will make the argument on how to reduce it and bring light to this problem which is fast becoming one of the largest problems facing urban America. It can lead to law-breaking juvenile, which often can lead to adult lives as career criminals. Over the years experts have given us many theories on the causes of juvenile delinquency, including one's economic background, parents level of education and abuse in the home, gangs organizations, repeated neighborhood delinquents, increased availability of weapons and new technology violent games have something to do with the growing of our young people getting in trouble…show more content…
The new age parent is so preoccupied with his/her own life goals and activities that, they have little time and energy to give on either involvement or appropriate structure. The type of parenting that does work is simply called authoritative parenting. This type of parent assumes a role of authority in the child's life, but the rules and structure are often to hard and inflexible to accommodate the child's growth toward adolescence and young adulthood. The parent's intelligent explanations of the rules plus reasonable enforcement help to maintain a steady reduction of control as the child matures. Studies have been made to determine the causes of juvenile delinquency. Many of these studies have focused on family relationships. In one study, comparing delinquent and non-delinquent youths showed that over ninety percent of the delinquents had unhappy home lives and felt discontented with their life situation. Only small percent of the non-delinquent youths felt the same way. This study also brought attention to the fact that to these youths, delinquency appeared to be a way they can belong to something, or a way to bringing the attention their missing back in the focused on them. It brought attention to youths neglected by their parents, or approval of delinquent friends, or it helps the problems of an unhappy and lonely home life in other ways. A study by the
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