Myths Pertaining To Juvenile Crime

  

         Criminologists believe that today’s juvenile justice system is infective in controlling delinquent behavior and vandalism by young offenders.

           According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (1999) there has been increase in violent crime committed by juveniles. The violent crime arrest rate for juveniles increased by 62 percent between 1980 and 1994.More...

What Might Be Some Factors Of Juvenile Crime ?

What Might Be Some Factors Of Juvenile Crime

In recent years, the television channels and newspapers are satiated with dreadful and alarming acts of criminal violence involving juveniles. Nightly reports of drive-by shootings, teens as young as 14 being remanded to adult court to stand trial for murder, gang initiation ceremonies involving sadistic and brutal acts of rape and caches of drugs and weapons being confiscated from elementary school lockers have permeated the mass media at an alarming and accelerated rate.More...

 

Criminal Offense And Contributing To Delinquency

Criminal Offense And Contributing To Delinquency

Contribution to delinquency of minors (CDM) is a criminal offence regulated by federal laws, and its elements vary considerably across jurisdictions. In general, CDM statutes makes it a criminal offence if an adult knowingly or willfully aids, abet or encourages a minor to behave in an unruly manner or participate in delinquent activities.More...

Is Juvenile Delinquency A Male Problem ?

Is Juvenile Delinquency A Male Problem

The term juvenile delinquency generally refers to criminal offences committed by juveniles and young adults. Juvenile delinquency is emphatically a male phenomenon. Statistical data shows that male youths are twice as likely to commit violent acts as females. Almost every young adult commits some form of criminal offence during his adolescents. Suspect and conviction figures of male youths are much higher than young girls and women.More...

Juvenile Delinquency And Genes

Juvenile Delinquency And Genes

According to study led by Florida State University criminologist Kevin M. Beaver, adolescents male who posses certain type of variation in a specific gene is more likely to show delinquent behavior. The study is the first to establish a statistically significant association between violent adolescents delinquency and three genetic polymorphism-specially, the 30-base pair (bp) promoter-region variable tandem repeat (VNTR) in MAOA, the Taq1 polymorphism in the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) gene and the 40-base pair (bp) VNTR in the Dopamine transporter 1 gene (DATI) gene.More...

Should Serious Violent Juvenile Offenders Be Removed From Home ?

Should Serious Violent Juvenile Offenders Be Removed From Home

The number of serious violent juvenile offenders has gone up impressively over the last ten years in the United States. Even if the prosecution rates of juvenile’s offenders is low, the overall number of juvenile crime committed will be twofold in the next twenty years according to one ominous forecast.More...

Single Parent Homes And Child Delinquency

Single Parent Homes And Child Delinquency

Child delinquency, also known as juvenile delinquency refers to criminal acts performed by children or juveniles. Most legal systems prescribe specific procedures for dealing with juveniles, such as juvenile detention centers. Crime committed by young people has risen since the mid-twentieth century. There are a multitude of different theories on the causes of youth crime. The statistics of youth crime serve as an indicator for assessing the general state of morality and law and order in a country.More...

Statistics As It Relates To Juvenile Crime

Statistics As It Relates To Juvenile Crime

A juvenile delinquent is one who repeatedly commits crime. However, these juvenile delinquents could most likely have mental disorders or behavioral issues such as schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder or bipolar disorder.More...

 

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Statistics as it relates to juvenile crime - Is juvenile delinquency a male problem ?
 

Should-Juvenile-Offenders-Be-Charged-As-An-Adult      The percentage of juvenile offenders has consistently increased over the past few decades. There has been outcry that juvenile accused of felony should be tried in adult criminal courts. People those who are in Support of abolishing juvenile courts and juvenile justice system argue that those juveniles’ who are found guilty of felony or first degree murder should be tried in adult criminal court. Many states have passed laws making it easier to try certain juveniles as adults. More..

 


 

 

 
   
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