Youth culture can pertain to interests in styles, music, clothes and sports. It also pertains to behaviours, beliefs, and vocabulary; this refers to the ways that teenagers conduct their lives. The concept behind youth culture is that adolescents are a subculture with norms, morals, behaviours and values that differ from the main culture of older generations within society. For instance, young men and women, teenagers in this case, are mostly represented as unpredictable and not easy to understand. In the film, Mean Girls directed by Mark Waters (2004), adolescents are represented as bullies, who use manipulation to achieve what they want and are two-faced with the people around them; they are constantly stereotyped as a high social group like the plastics and a low social group like the mathletes; also they are presented as young people that fall under peer pressure, and are overly concerned about their appearance and about being socially accepted.
We can see how Sammy didn’t understand the consequences until he was faced with the severity of his actions. Teens are at the age where more responsibility and freedom is given to them, it is the most important time to hold teens accountable for their wrong actions. Taking away teenagers phones is the go to consequence for today 's parents. It can be very effective but what parents do not understand that this alone doesn’t have a lasting effect on behavior. Parents need to learn to execute more meaningful consequences where teens can learn lessons because a teenager like Sammy doesn’t understand that responsibility, consequences and maturity are key factors for him to successfully flourish into
The set of the structural-functional theories are among the most widespread perspectives on the juvenile delinquency. The group of the theories regards that the behavior of the underage delinquent is caused by the breakdown of the social process that consequently results in the increase of conformity (Thompson & Bynum, 2016). The group of theories presumably blame institutions that are responsible for the socialization of the young delinquents for the way the socialize the individuals by causing them to conform to the values of the society. One of the central theories of the juvenile delinquency is the anomie theory that is rooted in the early studies by the sociologist Emile Durkheim. The term "anomie," in this regard, stands for the absence of social regulation (Siegel, & Welsh, 2014).
Assignment 5 There are several factors that can drive an adolescent to become a delinquent. The latent trait along with their upbringing and surroundings of a child will produce the outcome of each juvenile. Family can determine the outcome of the choices that will be made by the children. In family the most important role is played by the parents. Most of the adolescents who show delinquent behavior have dysfunctional or negatively influenced family members.
On top is oppression, meaning self identification; the most challenging phase of the teenager’s life. When the teenager fails in developing independence, he usually ends up in aggression. Second main trigger of aggression is the puberty. Increase in hormonal level during the puberty causes increase anger in the teenagers. Social confusion is another cause for the teenage anger.
They have low self esteem; they usually don’t trust feelings of others or the people that they are surrounded by. They have poor social skills; they face difficulty in concentrating on things such as education etc. The parents set many rules and closely monitor but offer a very little support. EFFECTS ON CHILDREN: The child that are raised by the parents that deals with the form authoritarian parenting they are usually moody and anxious. They are well b ehaved but at some times they are shy but at some points they are bold.
It is the bridge between childhood and adulthood. It is the time of storm and stress. The characteristics of youth are growth spurt, menarche, first nocturnal emissions, voice breaking, and changes in sexual organ, beginning of sexual arousal, changed romantic relationships, gender role identity, changed relationship with adults, increasing autonomy, independence and responsibility. Youth have different moral values, they are egocentric they are subject to psycho-socio stress. They are seemed to have problems in home and in school, with their self-identity and sexuality and particularly with becoming socialized into society.
The term social problems refer to the attitude of our teenagers nowadays which means that teenagers nowadays become wild than before. Everything that happen must have the reasons, just like social problem, there are causes that make it happen which will bring consequences that make the situation worse, and it need a quick and effective solutions to handle this issue. The way parents teach their children is one of the causes of this problem. If their children grow up with bad attitudes, means that parents have fail to teach their children to live with a good manner. There are two categories of fail parenthood which both are related to failure in spending their leisure time more worth with their children.
A child is born guiltless, but due to the detrimental environment, inattention of the basic necessities and bad company, a child may turn in to a delinquent or lost innocence. The phrase ignorance of law is not an exception, which means that person can be held responsible even him or her break the law which they do not know. On the other hand young people given the benefits of doubt regarding unawareness of law are generally treated differently in the criminal justice system. It is pertinent to say that most of the factors causing delinquency are in numerous in Indian contexts and any endeavour to prevent and control these issues can be fruitful for the society at large. After all, the children represent the nation and coming future of country.