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The Origin and Existence of Youth Gangs
Youth Gangs: How are they created and how can they be prevented Around the 1990’s, there were a few studies discussing why are youth gangs so popular among kids. Many of those studies have mentioned key factors that were thought of back then as the primary reason kid’s join youth gangs. These studies were made entirely out...
Strengths and Limitations of Using Group Interviews in Investigating Young Offenders
Using material from Item C and elsewhere, assess the strengths and limitations of using group interviews as a means of investigating young offenders (15) Group interviews may sometimes be beneficial in studying young offenders than other methods like structured interviews because the offenders may feel more comfortable o...
The Necessity of Separating Juveniles and Adults in the Legal Justice System
Abstract This paper discusses why children should be separated from adults in the legal system. If there is one thing I know, it is that all humans make mistakes and we must learn from them. This country learned from its mistakes when we made the Juvenile Justice System. This system was created for minors, people under...
Juveline Crime: The Line Between Teenager and Adult
The Line Between Teenager and Adult The question of whether or not we should try and sentence teens accused of violent crimes as adults has long been debated. On one side, we find people who do not believe that it is right. On the other side, we find the ones who believe that if you commit the crime, you do the time. I bel...
An Analysis of Factors Contributing to Child Delinquency
Delinquency: Mind or Matter Many have attested that the delinquency is attributed to either the mental state or the environment in which a person grows and develops. According to August Aichhorn in his book, Wayward Youth, the only thing that can either prevent or reverse the process of a child showing symptoms of delinque...
An Analysis of the Case of Gregory M. O'Bryan
On Tuesday morning of November ninth, 2010, a forty year old man named Gregory M. O’Bryan was arrested for the murder of a young college teen from Carmel Indiana. The Teenager was Andrew Compton who graduated from Carmel high school and was a freshman at Sullivan University. The murder took place on October the twenty-ei...
The Effectiveness of the Juvenile Justice System
Abstract The juvenile justice system has been controversial since its beginning. However, there are many studies that have shown that juveniles are better off in juvenile facilities than adult prisons or jails. When a juvenile is suspected of a crime, they are tried in a juvenile court, unless a judge passes the case over...
The Positive and Negative Effects of Placing Youths in RTC
It is hard to be a teenager at this point of time where youths are constantly being exposed to negative influences such as committing crimes, acts of violence or consuming drugs. It does not come as much of a shock when we hear about youths being part of dangerous lifestyles. However, youth offenders should not be taken lig...
A Discussion on the Importance of Solving the Issue of Sexual Abuse of Children
Sexual abuse of children has become a pressing issue in our contemporary civilized society. In his study of child sexual abuse Russell (1984) noted that 44% of the 930 women she surveyed had been sexually assaulted, but only 8% reported the incident. A Justice Department survey found that sexual predators who victimized chi...
Juvenile Justice: Associated Issues, Facets and Implications for Policy Makers
Judicial waivers to move juveniles who commit serious crimes to adult criminal court have been in place since the beginning of juvenile codes, and have historically been the main precipitator of juveniles entering the adult court system (Soler, Shoenberg, & Schindler, 2009). Today, the main vehicle of juveniles transferring...