Essays Tagged: "delinquent acts"

This paper discusses the evolution of the death penalty in the US and arguments for and against its application to juveniles.

The primary purpose of the juvenile justice system is to hold juvenile offenders accountable for delinquent acts while providing treatment, rehabilitation, and programs designed to prevent recidivi ... and financial.Early intervention programs and services for juveniles engaged in high-risk and minor delinquent behaviors are significantly reducing the number of juveniles penetrating the juvenile and ...

(9 pages) 298 0 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Hirschi's control theory in relation to car theft.

ociologists and criminologists to better explain deviance and criminality. The theory proposes that delinquent acts result when a person's bond to society is weakened or broken.According to Hirschi, s ... broken.According to Hirschi, strong social bonds with conventional people and institutions prevent delinquent behaviour. Delinquents never develop such bonds and are unable to develop strong attachme ...

(4 pages) 81 0 3.8 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Relationship Between Adolescent Delinquents An

ounger siblings was associated with delinquency. The oldest of the family was found to be the least delinquent, but as the family grew it was found that the youngest had a greater advantage of being d ... an be built.The social class of a child can be a big determinant on whether the child will become a delinquent or not. First of all there are lower, middle, and upper class families. According to Anne ...

(4 pages) 36 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Crime and the Social Process

lthough being a criminal is not accepted as part of the social norm, factors in society can lead to delinquent behavior. Travis Hirschi, criminologist and author of Causes of Delinquency (1969) can up ... cts do not have social bonds or people that would be affected by the offenders? actions. Therefore, delinquent acts will be a result when an individuals bond is weak in a society (Jacoby 294). Hirschi ...

(3 pages) 94 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Violent Teen Select an issue facing today's society and create an essay that clearly shows your stance. A persuasive paper.

sion committed by children, adolescents, and young adults, which include: verbal abuse, violent and delinquent acts, bullying, and physical altercations. Not all acts of youth violence result in injur ...

(5 pages) 21 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Crime Causation and Diversion

Neighborhood Accountability Boards. Diversion programs offer a system by which children who commit delinquent acts may be dealt with in a speedy and informal manner stressing the importance of good c ... zenship, personal integrity, and family communication which are some of the main causes of juvenile delinquent behavior. Most people are aware of the saying "it takes a village to raise a child", than ...

(4 pages) 135 2 4.7 Jan/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Girls and Delinquency: Different From Boys?

ively little to no attention has been paid to the females who have committed and continue to commit delinquent acts (Hoyt & Scherer, 1998). The majority of juvenile arrests are male, which is one ... ctors as males?In the 1990's a major surge of girls' arrests brought the subject of female juvenile delinquents and the crimes that they commit to the country's attention. Girls' arrest rates for some ...

(9 pages) 59 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Juvenile Rights

at arrestAll states, in the United States have family or juvenile courts, who hear cases involving delinquent acts committed by persons considered to be minors. State laws vary on the age at which a ... s who enter into the juvenile court system, do so after being caught by the police for committing a delinquent act. If the police officer witnesses the youth committing the crime he or she may be take ...

(5 pages) 42 0 0.0 Jan/2011

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

ency laws were designed to provide treatment, rather than punishment, for juvenile offenders. Young delinquents are usually sent to juvenile courts, where the main aim is to rehabilitate offenders, ra ... le delinquency" itself has come to imply disgrace in today's society. A youngster can be labeled a "delinquent" for breaking any one of a number of laws, ranging from robbery to running away from home ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 May/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters