Juvenile Crime and Substance Abuse
Examines the link between crimes committed by juveniles and their addiction to substances, such as alcohol or drugs.
# 57374 | 1,030 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005
Published on Mar 29, 2005 in Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs) , Criminology (Juvenile Justice) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues)
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For more than two decades, researchers, clinicians, and juvenile justice program administrators have become increasingly concerned about the link between substance abuse and juvenile crime. This paper shows that, due to this connection, various programs are being implemented across the United States to treat the juvenile offenders in order to help deter substance abuse. In turn, this should also help deter future criminal actions.
From the Paper:"By way of comparison, law enforcement authorities arrested just over four thousand teens for rape and two thousand one hundred and seventeen for homicide. In other words, the police arrest teens for liquor law violations, drunkenness and disorderly conduct at forty-five times the rate they arrest juveniles for murder and rape combined. Many of these juveniles could have avoided the system, but substance abuse has pulled them in. The worst part is, arrests of juveniles for liquor law violations are up sixteen percent, drunkenness arrests are up fourteen percent, and disorderly conduct arrests are up fifteen percent. The statistics for underage alcohol abuse keeps increasing, which means that more and more juveniles are being put into the system and many have not been receiving the correct treatment."
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