The Characteristics Of Juvenile Delinquency

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The Characteristics of Juvenile Offender and Corresponding Measures in Japan. All through the ages, juvenile delinquency exists. However the tendency of characteristics has varied across the ages and social change. Even though it should be addressed, the counterplan the government prepares are only a semblance and seems to not address essentials, so the government should be dealing with juvenile delinquency and children juveniles should be treated in a fundamental way before they commit criminal offenses. Characteristics in the Past The characteristics of juvenile delinquency seem to have changed. In the past, juvenile delinquent behavior was committed by children who do not go to school, are beyond adults’ control and repeat criminal behavior many times (Hasegawa, n.d.). In other words, children or juveniles who are called bad boys and bad girls commit most of juvenile cases. Most people believed that juveniles commit a minor offense first and some juveniles commit serious offenses by stages. Also when there is a violent event, in most cases, the both offenders and victims are delinquent juveniles while victims are the weak recently. Current Characteristics According to Hasegawa (n.d.), as compared to juvenile delinquency in the past, recent criminal behaviors are begun to be committed by juvenile who are A-students. She calls it “sudden case” that is juvenile who committed suddenly, although they have never shown their aggressiveness and they were non-delinquent
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