Juvenile delinquency in the United States

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  • Juvenile Delinquency in the United States

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    Juvenile Crime Statistics Wendy R Swartz Keiser University Abstract: In this document, the topic of juvenile delinquency in the United States is thoroughly examined. Approximately 1.5 million minors (those are citizens who are under the age of 18) are arrested for criminal activity each year in the US. These juveniles are arrested for a variety of crimes; everything from petty vandalism and loitering to prostitution, drug dealing, and even murder. Of these, 70% of offenders will be tried and

  • Juvenile Delinquency : The United States

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    Juvenile Delinquency in the United States We live in a world where there is a great deal of investment allotted to our children and our culture tend to be overprotective of our youth. Rightfully so, our younger citizens are considered the building blocks of our nation and the carriers of our legacy in the future. But in spite of stringent laws that seem to protect our youth, other factors such as race, poverty, and environment are catalysts for delinquent youth behavior. Juvenile crime is on the

  • Understanding Juvenile Delinquency in the United States

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    that in the United States, there were more than 4,000 arrests “for every 100,000 youths” between the ages of 10 and 17 in 2011 (USDOJJDP, 2011a). Juvenile delinquency is defined by Webster’s dictionary as “conduct by a juvenile characterized by antisocial behavior that is beyond parental control and therefore subject to legal action” (“Juvenile delinquency,” n.d.). A number of jurisdictions have been exerting effort to prevent minor offenders from involvement in the juvenile delinquency system (USDOJJDP

  • The Role Of Juvenile Delinquency In The United States

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    This paper will focus on the key drivers of juvenile delinquency. With the increasing population of the adolescents in the United States, the social issue of youth crime is also usual. The sources of information indicate that juvenile delinquency is characterized by several factors that revolve around the teenage population. The prime agents that stimulate the adolescents to be involved in criminal activities incorporate the home environment, family structure, and the financial status. The lack of

  • Juvenile Delinquency And The Law Of The United States Essay

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    Definitions of juvenile delinquency vary everywhere you go in the world. The laws change from country to country and even from state to state. The United States Justice Department defines a juvenile as “a person who has not attained his eighteenth birthday”, and juvenile delinquency “as the violation of a law of the United States committed by a person prior to his eighteenth birthday, which would have been a crime if committed by an adult” (Office). The Justice Department also says, “A person

  • Juvenile Delinquency Is An Increasing Problem Within The United States

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    Juvenile delinquency has become an increasing problem within the United States. According to Siegel and Welsh (2012), more than 1.1 million youth are being arrested each year for various crimes ranging from loitering to murder. There are numerous reasons why there should be programs to help deter delinquency. One of which, Greenwood (2008), states that juvenile delinquency has started to take it’s toll on tax payers. The cost of arresting, incarcerating, prosecuting, and treating offenders has began

  • The Impact of Gender and Family on Juvenile Delinquency in the United States

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    Juvenile delinquency is of great concern in the United States. In 2007 over 2 million arrests were juveniles. There are two types of juvenile delinquency. The first type of offense is a behavior that would be a criminal violation for an adult. The other offense is called a “status” offense. Status offenses are delinquent actions that do not apply to adults, like running away and truancy. This paper will discuss the impact of gender and family on delinquency and the treatment by gender in the juvenile

  • Juvenile System

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    delinquent crimes. Focusing on what spawns delinquency in juveniles today, parenting is essential. During my visit to family court with fellow classmates I was honored to observe real live cases involving teenagers, and their parents. It was obvious that one main issue in the U.S. Juvenile Delinquency system is the lack of family structure. Family and delinquent relationships interconnect, ultimately, resulting to the core of delinquency. The articles “Juvenile Delinquency and Family Structure”, by Anika Doggett

  • Juvenile And Juvenile Delinquency

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    interconnects with the juvenile justice system. It is fundamental for social workers to understand how the legal system operates, characterizes juvenile delinquency, and categorizes juvenile crime. It is important for social workers to collaborate with the juvenile justice system so that effective mental health services for offenders are being offered. Also, social workers can assist with developing effective programs for the youth to reduce reentry and recidivism in the juvenile system. Treatment Modalities

  • The Causes Of Juvenile Delinquency

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    Juvenile delinquents are children/adolescents that are between the ages of 10 and 18 and have committed any illegal act that violates the law. These acts aren't usually referred to as “crimes” as they would be for adults. These “crimes” are committed by minors and are called “delinquent acts.” These delinquent acts are believed to be caused by a number of factors that include the minors brain development, environment and social interactions. Peer groups are a very strong influence that can cause