This paper discusses the theories in radical criminology which contributes core understanding of the youth crime. Furthermore, the nature and extent of youth crime as well as the impact it had on the response of the criminal justice system is critically evaluated. Crime and Criminal Justice System According to McAra and McVie (2010) rupturing of any law and regulation is recognised as crime which may be minor as well as severe. It is said that the administration or establishments generally make laws and commandments that the people of the state
“The number of teenagers under eighteen arrested for murder has risen over one hundred fifty percent from 1985 to 1994. Id. This is a disturbing trend, especially in light of the fact that Justice Department surveys consistently show that less than half of all crime, including crimes of violence, is reported to the police.” ("102. Juvenile Crime Facts.") These statistics are alarming and it makes a big issue for our society.
Williamson argued that Teds were the original modern ‘Folk Devils’. During the fifties there were serious concerns and anxiety in relation to juvenile crime, an issue Osgerby reasoned was constructed by the media who targeted Teds as being symbolic of a new form of violent delinquency. Williamson believed that labelling Teds as deviant was key in explaining the anxieties about youth, affluence and behaviour in post-war Britain. He opined that Teds
Sexual media overall could be considered an epidemic along with the epidemics of teen pregnancy, drug use, and unprotected sex. Going further in time, it should be strongly considered whether or not sexual content in media is good for adolescents, and said media should be properly
The research was carried out to determine if victimization has any direct effect towards the behavior of the young people living in those areas. It came up with the results that any time there is victimization, the youths are expected to be more violent as a way of reacting to the victimization. The research is relevant because it involved the research on the group observed to be the most violent in the society. In relation to the study in this paper, it is important in determining the major causes of the violence among the
Strain Theory Delia Sanchez Professor Downey December 1, 2016 Abstract In this paper, the many reasons on how strain theory best attests juvenile punishment will be explained. Juveniles often go through many traumatizing events in their lives, and one reason on how to cope with that is, crime. Minors depend on crime for a number of things, such as seeking out a family, a way to rebel against their parents, and looking for a way to quickly “gather” money.
The history shows the fact that age and background specific youth is involved in juvenile crime. The initial motive to carry a gun is for self-defense, other crime such as drug dealing, violence, robbery and others calls for special attention as they are initiated because of emotional instability. The recent statistics presented on media showed the young adults from a lower income family are involved in such crime for the sake of money and the ones who belong to rich background are involved in drug dealing mostly because of lack of attention being paid to them leads to explore the world negatively. However, the reduction in juvenile crime has been reported due to the efforts of imprisonment, social awareness, policing and reducing the opportunities to enter in the drug dealing matters. This has also shaped the youth behaviors towards drugs and violence.
Much of the violent activity that happens in young people are attributed to youth gangs from poor society and inner-city neighborhoods. Easy access to guns can cause violence and threat more common in drug dealing, and gang fights (Lane, 104). Thus, it is necessary to have greater restriction on gun ownership and use, which would lead to a peaceful environment and reduced gun deaths and crimes in the
They join usually for protection, respect, and money. Most kids that are interested in joining a gang are involved in delinquent behavior, are aggressive or violent, and may have many problems at school, sometimes they feel unsafe in the community they live in. (Youth.gov) The Bloods Intelligence Report published in 2008 by the State Police of Virginia, states that some of the gang initiation activities are to be “jumped-in” or “beat-in”, this is where current members will kick, beat, and punch the recruit for a specific amount of time. Recruits may also have to commit some type of crime, like a robbery. Some recruits may have to shed blood to gain entry into the gang.
The impact of ethnic inequality has been detrimental to indigenous Australians, with the consequences of internal colonialism still affecting them today (text). Loss of language and Dreamtime stories have meant that they have had to rebuild their identity and break free from British oppression by banding together to create stronger communities. Indigenous Australians who live in rural areas of Australia have fewer opportunities when it comes to education, employment, healthcare and housing (text pg. 350). These issues can be once again linked back to the systems that are in place within the country, the way the government approaches these issues in regards to indigenous welfare is problematic. In 2015, the Abbott government supported the decision