The Problem Of Juvenile Delinquency

1498 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 6 Pages
Juvenile delinquents vary from ages ten to eighteen who have committed an act that violates the law. With every crime that is committed, there is a victim who has been impacted negatively. In Hampden County and all throughout the country, juvenile delinquents have victimized other juveniles, but also parents, business owners and even complete strangers. My job as a Victim/Witness Intern was to be the voice for those who don’t have one in a court of law. All of the victims and witnesses are trying to achieve justice and live their life after being affected by a crime. Most of the cases I had worked on this semester have been domestic related where a juvenile’s mother, father or family member have had violent or aggressive behavior against them in the home. Throughout the U.S. most people are aware of the issue of child abuse but many aren’t aware that the roles can be reversed. I have talked with parents who have been assaulted or abused by their children where they say that the abuse began verbally and led to being physical. When it has come to female juvenile offenders, they had been more likely to assault other females than males. In a study by the U.S. Department of Justice, they stated how both juvenile males and juvenile females would conduct domestic assaults against siblings. They also had statistics stating how white juvenile assault offenders were more likely to victimize their parents than black juvenile offenders. Hampden County in particular, had a diverse…
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