Child And Juvenile Delinquency

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Introduction Child and juvenile delinquency is a problem that affects every member within a community directly or indirectly. Whether it be having a family member who is a delinquent or having to pay more in taxes to cover the expenses associated with child and juvenile delinquency. In this paper I will highlight the prevalence and development of child delinquency, review the risk and protective factors, and end with the need for more and accessible treatment, services, and intervention programs.
Prevalence and Development of Child Delinquency Although most studies conducted on juvenile delinquency have been conducted on adolescents ages twelve and up, child delinquency, which is categorized by children under twelve, has risen. It may be
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R, Huizinga. D, Loeber, R. & Petechuk, 2003). Many of of the results of the study concluded that more information was needed in regards to child delinquency. Nevertheless, there was enough information to concluded that child delinquency is in fact on the rise (Snyder.H, Espiritu. R, Huizinga. D, Loeber, R. & Petechuk, 2003). One of the biggest questions that the study attempted to answer was who becomes a child delinquent and…show more content…
However, according to the Study Group, the majority of the children of the Denver Youth Survey and the Pittsburgh Youth Study reported that among them 82-88 percent had been involved in some type of aggression or violence before the age of thirteen (Snyder.H, Espiritu. R, Huizinga. D, Loeber, R. & Petechuk, 2003). Because aggression and violence can be defined in many ways, the Study Group found that among the children offenders of Denver and Pittsburgh, 24-33 percent had been involved in aggression in which no one had been hurt; on the other hand, when it comes to being involved in aggression in which someone did get injured, 50 percent of the Denver group and 32 percent of boys in Pittsburgh reported having been involved (Snyder.H, Espiritu. R, Huizinga. D, Loeber, R. & Petechuk,

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