Numerous studies have shown that domestic violence has a huge impact on children and teenagers and can lead to internal and external behavioral problems. These can include aggression, anxiety and depression. When children are exposed to violence or abuse, it affects them tremendously when they become teenagers. Adolescence is a time when a person is figuring out who they are and their self-esteem will develop either confidently or not so confidently. When abuse has been in the picture, it is very difficult for an adolescence to develop to their full potential and delinquency can occur.
Research has shown that juvenile delinquency is in on the upsurge creating problems for society on the whole where there is an increase of 76% for drug law violations, 56% for person’s offense and 57% for public order offenses. The act of Juvenile delinquency refers to criminal acts committed by children or teenagers, (Regoli, et. al 2010) particularly less than eighteen years of age. Juvenile delinquency known as juvenile offending or youth crime is the participation in illegal behavior by minors (Nisar, Ullah, Ali, Alam
If a child grows up in a home with “...poor parental management, poor supervision, [and] inconsistent discipline, they are at a greater chance of being involved in illegal activities. The way a family is constructed and runs contributes to the issue as well. For example, children who grow up in single parent households are (__twice___) as likely to become incarcerated than others who grew up in a two person one. If this household has a parent that is/has been incarcerated their chances of becoming incarcerated themselves has increased by (_____) percent. The toll of an incarcerated parent on their child is not favorable.
Children whose family members abuse drugs often are physically or emotionally abused and often lack proper immunizations, medical and dental care, and necessities such as water, food, and shelter. The risk to children gets even bigger when their parents or guardians manufacture illicit drugs such as methamphetamine since methamphetamine abusers often produce the drug in their own homes and apartments. Hazardous chemicals such as hydriodic acid, iodine, and anhydrous ammonia make children often inhale dangerous chemical fumes and gases or ingest toxic chemicals or illicit drugs. These children commonly suffer from both short- and long-term health consequences, and from neglect that leads to psychological and developmental problems. Not only children, but obviously teens experience problems too.
The problem of juvenile delinquency is becoming more complicated and universal, and crime prevention programs are either unequipped to deal with the present realities or do not exist. Many developing countries have done little or nothing to deal with these problems, and international programs are obviously insufficient. Developed countries are engaged in activities aimed at juvenile crime prevention, but the overall effect of these programs is rather weak because the mechanisms in place are often inadequate to address the existing situation. The current efforts to fight juvenile delinquency are insufficient as they lack in systematic action and the absence of task-oriented and effective social work, whether real or potential. Analysis is further complicated by a lack of international
In the recent years, there have been surging numbers of high-profile cases involving adolescent who commit violent crimes. This drastic rising of violent crimes involving children has attracted public attention. Nevertheless, it is clear that over the years there have been an upward trend in juvenile cases as argued by Espiritu et al. (2003). Indeed, through in-depth observation, it is worth understanding that juvenile delinquency is creasing especially among young offenders of between seven and eight years.
Some children are constantly worrying while others are angry or sad. Little children with divorced parents tend to throw more tantrums than those children of married parents. Children cry more often and are not as happy when their parents are divorced. This can lead to mental instability when the child becomes older, lower self-esteem which turns into bad behaviors. For instance, to run from the situation, the child will try hard to find the solution to make their feeling comfort.
Poor education can be crucial to a teens life. Many times students who are failing classes in school can be a way to predict future criminal behavior. Americans say, “In our nations failing public schools, children experience “overcrowded” classrooms, lack of qualified teachers, insufficient funding, and even lack of textbooks are what push many students on a path of incarceration”(Regis University). In addition, when a child is not getting a proper education they lose interest in school and that 's when they start to seek fun and information in the wrong places. For
It is also a psychological problem for there is a link between how teenagers brain works and how that results in their act in daily basis. Every country has its own unique laws regarding Juvenile delinquencies, they also have different statutory age for delinquency. Persons above this statutory age are considered as criminals and is charged with the usual laws.While persons below this statutory age are called delinquents. According to Coleman (1981) delinquency is behaviour of youths under 18 years of age which is not acceptable to society and is generally regarded as calling for some kind of admonishment punishment or corrective actions. Delinquency shows a variety forms of behavior.
A social problem is a state that at least some people in a community sentiment as being unpleasant. Young adults open to all sorts of social problems as teenagers have very high curiosity, besides college students are also included in this group. Nowadays, every newspaper is filled with various reports about unpleasant social condition among our country’s youngsters. For examples of social problems in Malaysia include crime, violence, gangsterism, drug abuse, baby dumping, vandalism, and young relationship among youth. However, drug abuse among the youth in Malaysia is becoming a grave concern.