Juvenile Delinquency

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Juvenile Delinquency

  1. 1. Juvenile Delinquency The Act of antisocial Behavior
  2. 2. Definition under age violation of the law Delinquency is not clearly defined because some laws are vague or loosely worded.
  3. 3. Prevalence <ul><li>20% of all children and youth are at some time officially delinquent. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Causal factors <ul><li>Poverty </li></ul>Many youth are forced into delinquent activities because of a social disadvantage.
  5. 5. Causal factors cont…. <ul><li>The Delinquent Gene </li></ul>Genes may play a part in determining whether we turn to crime, research shows .
  6. 6. Causal factors cont…. <ul><li>Family conflict and criminality </li></ul>
  7. 7. Causal factors cont…. <ul><li>Low intelligence and academic failure </li></ul>
  8. 8. Causal factors cont…. <ul><li>Hyperactivity & Impulsivity </li></ul>noxious behaviors that are in most cases biological.
  9. 9. Causal factors cont…. <ul><li>Social Learning </li></ul>Do as you see is the underlying principle. Societal trends tends to influence youth activity
  10. 10. Juvenile Delinquent activity <ul><li>Substance abuse </li></ul>Behavior that contribute to health risks
  11. 11. Juvenile Delinquent activity cont… <ul><li>Gang Involvement </li></ul>Gangs often engage in illegal monetary activities and are committed to criminal orientations.
  12. 12. Juvenile Delinquent activity cont… <ul><li>Early sexual activities </li></ul>This may include but is not limited to rape, sodomy or molestation
  13. 13. Juvenile Delinquent activity cont… <ul><li>Public and Private Vandalism </li></ul>These are malicious and deliberate defacement or destruction of both public and private property. It often territorial and designed to show ownership.
  14. 14. Interventions <ul><li>Juvenile Delinquency Court </li></ul>Delinquency Court seeks to provide for the protection and safety of the public and the minor who has come in contact with the court
  15. 15. Interventions cont…. <ul><li>Schools </li></ul>Special facilities that seeks to provide the structure, safety and supervision for delinquent youths.
  16. 16. Interventions cont…. <ul><li>Families </li></ul>Families need to be able to provide appropriate behavior control, models, and support throughout adolescence and into adulthood
  17. 17. Interventions cont…. <ul><li>Facilities </li></ul>In response to delinquency, law enforcement and juvenile services provide facilities that are geared to provide opportunities for rehabilitation
  18. 18. Interventions cont…. <ul><li>Communities </li></ul>Support teens in making a variety of important lifestyle choices. An array of community support services for youth released to aftercare
  19. 19. Prevention Prevention of juvenile delinquency is a fictitious concept as research suggest that 20 % of all youth are at one point officially delinquent.
  20. 20. The Future <ul><li>Delinquency may never be censored, however it is a societal consensus that it is curbed. </li></ul>

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