Violent Juvenile Crimes Essay by The Research Group

Violent Juvenile Crimes
Overview of literature & conflicting theories on causes & treatment in U.S. Increase in crime, risk factors, prevention strategies.
# 10386 | 2,925 words | 57 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 12, 2003 in Law (Criminal) , Criminology (Juvenile Justice) , Sociology (General)

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" Introduction
The literature has provided an extensive overview regarding youth and violent crime. A historic look at adolescent crime shows that murders committed by teens between the ages 14 and 17, increased 165% between 1985 and 1995. This number was feared to double by the year 2010. Drugs were blamed as were gangs and guns. Juvenile homicides are usually committed with handguns (90%). Childhood abuse was also thought to be a factor. Incarceration is viewed by some to be the answer, however effectiveness and a cost benefit ratio of this solution has not yet been determined (Crispell, 1997, p. 42).
From the 1980s to 1994, juvenile crime in the U.S. was on..."

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