Juvenile Delinquency is a phenomenon that affects communities worldwide, according to staggering media reports, both print and electronic, where Juveniles today are killing each other over turf, insults, Jokes, and a matter of machismo, and are now competing with the career criminals, in conducting deviant acts such as theft, murder/wounding, drug abuse, the sale of drugs, promiscuity and other arrest-able and non-arrest-able offenses. Some factors affecting juvenile delinquency are; family structure, commonly referred to as ‘‘broken homes’’ (Spohn, and Kurtz, 2011) and the relationship between the parent and child, so we look at the different family structures, the delinquent characteristics of family members, parental styles, parental attitudes,
This research paper has been able to adequately shown that the causes of delinquency; how teachers must be able to assist and recognize children who are at risk of falling into the category of delinquent early before they become part of the criminal system. How Communities and neighbourhood could assist in raising a child. Police Officers and the role they should play in terms of programmes and support groups. Howard N. Synder 2008, states that parents should be aware of and accept responsibility for their children upbringing. That they should be able to show how the church and several organizations have a strong influence in maintaining a stable social relationship.
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.
Parents negative responses towards an event influences their child 's behavior. Child abuse leaves child with long lasting effects of injuries and physical illnesses. Parents that abuse their child typically come from abusive childhoods themselves. They commonly began to abuse because of unrealistic expectation, alcohol and drugs, lack of support, emotional disorders. The center for disease, control, and prevention stated in their article “Child Abuse and Neglect: Consequences”, “At least one in four children have experienced child neglect or abuse at some point in their lives, and one in seven children experienced abuse or neglect in the last year” (Center for disease, control, and prevention, 3).
A child’s reasoning is still developing where he/she still cannot differentiate right from wrong, so there should be underlying problems that moves the child to commit crime. A child’s mind is usually motivated by the environment where they live and interact.
There is also substantial evidence that suggests that the majority of juvenile offenders come from homes where they were subjected to physical violence. The elevation of the social status of children and the extensive amount of research that has occurred over recent years has forced people to realize the psychological damage that can arise from the physical discipline of children. Corporal punishment does not only cause harm to children, but causes harm to their parents as well. Parents can suffer guilt and remorse and loss of a bond with their children. Corporal punishment can also cause detrimental damage to the integrity of the family.
Discussion Concept Juvenile: According to The Juvenile Justice-Care and Protection-of Children Act, 2000, all those children who are age below 18 years old is a Juvenile. Broken-family: According to this paper a broken family is one who is struggling in many fronts due to problems like drug abuse, separation in marriage relation, violence in the family, disease in the family etc Family-position: Family position in this paper means status which is after some body left the family for any of the reason in broken-family position or some unknown reason. Level: Level violence and level health issues will be measured based on the frequency and complicacy of
The females who live in father absent households usually hunger for a male or father figure in their lives, these girls usually are exploited by older men. Fatherless children are at a greater risk Kruk says at suffering physical, emotional and sexual abuse. One study showed that pre-schoolers not living with both parents are forty times more likely to be sexually abused. Fatherlessness also has the ability to affect children’s physical and mental health. Children living in absent father homes report more psychosomatic health symptoms and illnesses such as asthma, headaches, chronic pains and stomach pains.
Youth who are at risk of becoming delinquent often face difficult circumstances. Children who for various reasons—including parental alcoholism, poverty, breakdown of the family, overcrowding, abusive conditions in the home, the growing HIV/AIDS
Bullying in Ireland has become a major behavioural problem which affects the lives of thousands of school children and their families. PACER’S National Bullying Prevention centre is careful to point out that “while some bullying is physically and easy to recognise, bullying can also occur quietly and covertly, through gossip or a smartphone causing emotional damage”. Often children who bully others generally don’t quite understand the impact of what they are doing,bullying has a well documented and very serious negative impact in both on the short term and the long term effects on the targeted child. However children, often as young as six, experience humiliation, fear, frustration, social isolation and loss of self esteem which then in turn