Juvenile Delinquency Analytical Essay by Nicky

Juvenile Delinquency
An exploration of the causes of, and approaches to, juvenile delinquency.
# 128488 | 2,339 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jul 25, 2010 in Criminology (Juvenile Justice) , Sociology (General)

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The paper looks at historical efforts to curb and contain juvenile delinquency and then explains the classsical and positivist approaches to juvenile behavior. The paper discusses the main participants in this problem, namely, the family and the school, and examines alternatives to existing disciplinary approaches. The paper considers the future of juvenile delinquency and reaches the conclusion that despite praiseworthy strides in overall progress, juvenile delinquency in modern America has remained a big problem.

History of Juvenile Delinquency and Approaches
Participants in the Problem
Alternatives to Existing Approaches
Predictions on Juvenile Delinquency in the Next 20 Years
Current Laws on Juvenile Delinquency

From the Paper:

"The American Heritage Dictionary (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006) broadly defines juvenile delinquency as antisocial or criminal behavior by children or adolescents.
This has been a major, baffling and frustrating concern of the various sectors of society through the ages. It has become even more serious, baffling and frustrating today. The
image of problem youths today has also changed: they have become both victims and offenders and at alarmingly increasing rates. The primary approach has been retributive incarceration, lately from juvenile courts to adult facilities. Studies have shown, though, that their detention leads to further victimization and greater exposure to criminal behavior. Despite praiseworthy strides in overall progress, juvenile delinquency in modern America has remained a big problem."

Sample of Sources Used:

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