Subcultural Theory Of Juvenile Delinquency

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Introduction
Juvenile delinquency is becoming one of the largest problems facing society, due to the fact that there are many different factors; from parental factors to bullying or being bullied at school. Juvenile delinquency is somewhat a very complicated problem that is sometimes very difficult to understand and to explain, part of the reasons for all of this may be that it shares a relationship with many social institutions, from law enforcement to juvenile and adult court to the media, families as well as schools (Brown 1998). It is very wrong to say that it exists in its own bubble, it stands alone or that it has no connections to other components of the society and also that it is a problem that can easily be fixed.
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This idea is that in Jones (2008) words that when a person is labelled a criminal by the justice systems and the public the person begins to believe that he or she is really a criminal and identifies her or himself with that particular identity.
Jones (2008) goes on to further explain that individuals will look for type of reactions that their behaviour receives from others. Meaning that once a young person has to be labelled as a criminal the person may become a social outcast and they may start to rebel in order to live up to the label that they are identified as.
In his own opinion Walklate(2003) says that labelling theorists say that male children from poor families are more likely to be labelled deviant and that this may particularly explain why there are more lower class young male offenders.
Consequences of juvenile delinquency
Like any other crime juvenile delinquency has consequences, but the consequences do not only affect the offender it also affects the large family and the society at large. The following are some of the consequences of deviant
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