The Crime Of Juvenile Offenders

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In researching this material, there appears to be substantial evidence that continues to rise (and extremely much higher rates in the 2000’s) that portions of juvenile offenders commit most of the chronic, and violent, crimes of juvenile offenders. In a study conducted by Philadelphia birth cohort (Figlio, Wolfgang, Sellin, 1972) found that these “chronic offenders” (including having five or more police contact activities) in whole, constituted six percent of the cohort, and a rising figure of 18 percent of all delinquents. The juvenile offenders were again responsible for the rising of 64 percent of all offenses in about two-thirds of all of the violent offenses. Other studies have also concluded very similar results, (Shannon, 1988;…show more content…
The risk that our youth may become involved in violent offending of violence may vary based on a variety of factors that may include individual characteristics, daily activities, family characteristics, peer, and school influences (friends, gang members...) their own or different neighborhood environments. There is no particular method or recipe we could determine exactly who will commit these violent crimes (or perhaps a victim of that violence), we must remember, and to be very clear that some of our youth, and adolescent may be at much greater risk than others. First, I thought it would be important to talk about individual factors which refers to the broad range of individual characteristics which may be related to behavioral patterns in several different ways. These factors may include psychological, and physiological characteristics, as well as demographic characteristics such as race, gender and age. The following will focus on the demographic characteristics: Youth/Juvenile/Adolescent’s that may be at risk becoming violent-In consideration of the taking the most powerful demographic predictors in violent criminality involve both age, and gender. Boys being in the later adolescent, or younger teenage men, are much more likely to become then girls, or even older men (Chaiken, 1998). This is something that cannot be taking lightly, and very alarming in our society.
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