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  • Major Contributors To Youth Delinquency And Crime
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    Analysis of Youth Crime Interventions This paper examines possible root causes of youth crime, and appropriate interventions to correct the problem. Articles that will be consulted include Gordon L. Spencer's (1977) work on the school's role in delinquency, David Brownfield and Kevin Thompson's (1991) work on the role of one's peers in delinquency and Joseph H. Rankin and L. Edward Wells (1990) work on the role of the family in delinquent behavior. Also examined for possible interventions includ...
  • Boomers Reach Their Adolescences Crime Prone Years
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    The Echo Boom and Its Anticipated Effects on Youth Violence "The definition of crime is culturally subjective. So is society's response to the persons who commit crimes. Crime is an act that is believed to be socially harmful by a group that has power to enforce its beliefs and that provides negative sanctions to be applied to persons who commit these acts". (Wolfgang, 1978) With the advent of each new generation, scholars, historians and politicians revel with startling new insights as to what ...
  • Number Of Young Canadian Males And Females
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    Dressed in a baggy T-shirt, cotton pants and runners with long wavy hair falling around her shoulders, she looks like an ordinary teenager. Yet because of her crime she spent her sweet sixteen birthday locked up in one of British Columbia's closed custody units for youth. Janice which is not her real name because the Young Offenders Act prohibits publication of a youths identity is incarcerated for her part in the brutal murder of 14 year-old Re ena V irk in November 1997, an event that shocked ...
  • Violent Youths
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    There has been a steady increase in the number violent crimes committed by todays adolescence. Headlines in newspaper read Two teen kill 13 and wound several others Fourteen year old boy kills one and wounds another. Incidences like these are shocking society today. Why is this violence happening Todays children are growing up in a more violence society. Violence is shown on television, through video games and through different advertising campaigns. Are young kids killing their peers to solve t...
  • Crimes And Activities Of Youth Gangs
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    Youth gangs in North American society are nothing new. When we turn on the news we often hear stories of misguided youth contributing to yet another gang related crime. Even though it is known that youth crimes are overrepresented in the media today, the subject of youth gang activity is quite a predicament to our society. Over the last few years, there has been a moral panic created by constant exposure to the media which portrays a great amount of youth crimes and violence. In Canada there are...
  • Deter Youth Crime Some People
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    The Future of America A hungry boy stole food from a market, was caught, and his right hand was chopped off. The next week the same boy, stole fruit from an orchard, again was spotted, and his left hand was chopped off. A few weeks later, leaving the back door to a bakery open, his mouth full and eyes no less vibrant, the boy was caught once again. The men of the town were stumped, what was to be chopped off next The men of the town did not know what to do, until someone offered giving the boy a...
  • Youth Crime Within New Zealand
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    The increase in youth crime has aroused the public attention. Concern about juvenile's behaviour is not new. Public believe that youth crime is serious and out of control. The media headlines focusing on the increases in child offending has reinforced this view (Maxwell et al., 2000). The statistics show that there has been a steady increase in the number of young people offending from 33,500 in 1988/1989 to 43,504 in 1997/1998 (Maxwell, Morris, & Victoria University of Wellington, 2000). Over 2...

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