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The Role Of Juvenile Delinquency In Prisons

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Once they turn into the adult age they begin to commit more serious offenses and end up in prison for longer prison sentence and foster homes are consider as home for them.
In states such as Louisiana they are raising the adult age to 17 years of age meaning teenager can go to prison for any type of crime no matter if the crime is a misdemeanor with no previous criminal record, juveniles who are involved in fights at school can be arrested.
According to Erik Eckholm ( 2016) as juvenile young as seventeen years of age who gets involved in minor offenses are consider adults and can be sent to prison. This is a concerning situation because the minor offenses juveniles commit are tried consider as adults can therefore are sent to prison. This will cause the increase of the prison population.
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A juvenile would not have any trust with law enforcement. Young juveniles will believe they are against them, how a misdemeanor crime in some states can lead juveniles into prisons where there are other inmates who have committed a serious crime.
Juvenile delinquency has a major impact towards juveniles, who later become adults and because of their previous criminal history, it damages by when they apply for jobs by having an arrest on their record. It makes it difficult because employees will have distrusts someone who was previously been in jail. According to Peter Kettle (2012) “Yet the criminal-records issue affects more than simply those with decades-old convictions. People recently released from prison are flooding job markets, hobbled by a lack of education, and training.” In one way or another juveniles are being discriminated and are not given a second opportunity to reenter
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