When a juvenile commits an act that would be criminal if committed by an adult, the juvenile is determined to be delinquent. Delinquent acts may include crimes against persons, crimes against property, drug offenses, and crimes against public order. Delinquency prevention efforts seek to redirect youth who are considered at-risk for delinquency or who have committed a delinquent offense from deeper involvement in the juvenile justice system Delinquency Prevention. Preventing juvenile delinquency to most seems like an easy task. This statement is often wrong when it comes to successful prevention methods. As adults, we can enforce the harshest discipline or minimal discipline as a prevention method, and a child would still be a delinquent if the preventative methods used are not effective.
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This page of the essay has words. Download the full version above. Juvenile delinquency is a relatively new concept that law enforcement and civilian organizations are attempting to understand and maintain control of. There are a number of successful programs as well as unsuccessful programs that have been implemented over the years to aid and prevent juvenile delinquency. Delinquency is a universal language among youths and is equally destructive as it is contagious.
I feel that one of the biggest problems that the United States is faced with in the present day is juvenile crime. This also affects the juvenile in their adult lives as the crime can be on their record as long as they live. Experts still have not found the main reason why juveniles commit crimes. However, they have come up with a number of reasons of why juveniles commit crimes, which I will be discussing in this paper..