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Juvenile Delinquency and Racism

What triggers an adolescent to indulge in a crime, offence, assault, law breaking attitude, or delinquency? There are several underlying causes of delinquency and racism is one among them. Racism is present in every society to some degree but its control is important because it can have widespread negative influence. The term race and the division of human beings into …

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Nutrition and Juvenile Delinquency

There is a strong relationship between nutrition and juvenile delinquency. Nutritional deficiencies can impact human behavior. It is also a known fact that food constituents like caffeine, sweeteners and alcoholic beverages can have negative impact on human behavior. Also, malnutrition can make a person negative towards society. Therefore, one cannot segregate the impact of nutrition on juvenile’s behavior and actions. …

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Poverty and Juvenile Delinquency

What is the relationship between poverty and juvenile delinquency? There are various studies on the relationship of both poverty and juvenile delinquency. And, there is a substantial evidence that suggest a positive relationship between both of them. For example, one study by (Jarjoura, et al, 2002) suggest that “poverty and delinquency are related. Children who experience long periods of poverty …

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Mental Illness and Juvenile Delinquency

Mental illness and juvenile

There is a strong relationship between mental illness and juvenile delinquency. The juvenile courts are full of offenders that are suffering from one or more mental health issues. It is crucial for the juvenile justice system to understand the needs of the juvenile offenders with mental health issues. Because, after understanding the needs of the juveniles with mental illness they …

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Labeling and Juvenile Delinquency

The impact of labeling on juvenile delinquency are direct as well as indirect. There are various researchers who researched on the theory of labeling and juvenile delinquency. The theory about labeling juvenile as delinquent says that once a juvenile is labeled as delinquent he/she will surrender himself as delinquent. This juvenile delinquent label entails that the person is out of …

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Juvenile Delinquency: Substance Abuse

What is the relationship between substance abuse and juvenile delinquency. There is a two way relationship between both of them. On one hand, substance abuse leads to criminal behavior. While, on the other hand, criminal behavior promotes the use of substances in teens. Research in this regard suggest that the use of drugs, alcohol, or other substance can make a …

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Society and Juvenile Delinquency

What is the role of society in preventing juvenile delinquency? There are various factors responsible for the development of juvenile delinquency. Similarly, there are various factors that can help prevent delinquency. For example, parents, siblings, peer group, society, and schools have their role in developing a child. These agencies can develop positive traits in the adolescent. On the other hand, …

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Family and Juvenile Delinquency

The role of the family in juvenile delinquency is well established. A family is the first socialization agency. The way parents treat their kids can have a lasting impact. Various studies on this topic suggest that childhood family problems can have impacts on adolescents deviation. For example, one study suggests that a childhood maltreatment can have criminal outcomes 30 years …

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Peer Influence and Juvenile Delinquency

One cannot segregate Peer influence from juvenile criminal behavior . Psychologists believe that friends and peers highly effect young peoples’ decisions. There are many factors other than the peers that effect an adolescent’s behavior. And, therefore, you cannot quantify the extent to which a criminal behavior is linked to a delinquent peer. For example, personal factors, family factors, and society all play important …

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Juvenile Delinquency: Juvenile Laws

Juvenile laws

History of juvenile laws Juvenile laws have been established in the United States of America since 1899 when the first juvenile court was established in Chicago, Illinois.In 1903 another juvenile court was established in Denver by Judge Ben Lindsay. The reason behind the establishment of separate justice system for the young people was their immaturity as compared to adults. Judge …

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