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Analysis of Youth Crime Interventions This paper examines possible root causes of youth crime and appropriate interventions to correct the problem Articles that will be consulted include Gordon L Spencers 1977 work on the schools role in delinquency David Brownfield and Kevin Thompsons 1991 work on the role of ones peers in delinquency and Joseph H Rankin and L Edward Wells 1990 work on the role of the family in delinquent behavior Also examined for possible interventions include Ed Earnests 1996 report on a treatment program operating in Alabama and Mark Stewards 1997 report on a treatment program in Missouri The Canadian Juristats are also used to help place statistical values on youth crime and in order to determine how great a problem youth crime actually is Spencers 1977 article helps shed light on one of the major contributors to youth delinquency and crime namely the educational system Often researchers will note the tendency for youthful offenders to be failures in their communities and schools but Spencers research investigates to what extent the schools themselves contribute to delinquency Spencer notes common trends associated with youthful offenders such as that they are often school drop outs that they are educationally retarded four to five years on average and that they usually have an intense dislike for school However instead of looking to the youth as the source of the problem Spencer believes that it is the school that has the negative effects on the youth Perhaps the largest problem with schools is their insistence on teaching subjects in which many youth cannot succeed and so then repeatedly fail Subjects which fail to interest youth and cause low grades can lead to damaged self confidence and tend to push the student closer toward delinquency To the many youths the learning process
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