Juvenile Delinquency

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Juvenile Delinquency &Family Issues

* "Juvenile courts are also responsible for some cases dealing with state-dependent, neglected, and abused children."

*Justice Department statistics reveal that juvenile arrests for violent crimes were 40 percent higher than the 24 percent average in previous years

*Problems at home make teenagers more likely to join gangs because the gang plays the role of the family.

Delinquent Teens & Peers

* Older peers may not be the best influence on younger adolescence.

*" Radically impulsive, brutally remorseless youngsters, including preteenage boys, who murder, assault, rape, rob, burglarize, deal deadly drugs, join gangs, and create serious communal disorders."

*There are approximately 360,000 teenage boys and 32,000 teenage girls in gangs


"Introduction to Juvenile Crime: Opposing Viewpoints." Juvenile Crime. Ed. Louise I. Gerdes.

Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 29 Oct. 2013.

"Members of the Crips Gang." Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 29 Oct. 2013.