Preventing Juvenile Delinquency

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According to Oxford Dictionary, juvenile delinquency technically means a crime done by young people. Juvenile delinquency or usually mentioned as youth crime had been increasing worldwide for the last decade. According to a report posted in Australian Institute of Criminology official website, 2015, the rate of juvenile delinquency in the country decreased by 942 per 100,000 cases per year from the 1996 to 1997 but began to increase again a decade after, from the year 2006 to 2007, showing the number of 3,532 per 100,000 cases. This shows that something has to be done to prevent this problem from getting worse. Hence, in this paper, we will discuss on some reasons of how youthful offending can happen and also some solutions that can be done…show more content…
The government tend to close their eyes when dealing with juvenile delinquency. Juvenile delinquency will not be a heavy problem to the country if the government is willing to pay more attention to it. Increasing the authorities in the police officers’ attitude and discipline is one of the ways to get the party to work in the more effective way. Building more reformatory schools for juvenile delinquent is also one effective way. Even though it is said that reformatory school is not an effective way to stop these teenagers from stopping delinquency altogether, it is one of the way of teaching them how to be better as they are taught of moral and religion education in these kinds of schools which can at least help them realize what they had done wrong. Establishing crime committees and placed them all around the country can also help in preventing youth crime from getting worse other than putting at least one liaison officer in every school to keep an eye on problematic students in school. Other than that, according to Heroux, 2011, the “get tough on the kids and that will teach” system is a really non-effective way of getting rid of this problem. Using the hard way in teaching these teenagers is not the right way because teenagers are known to be rebellious and they will play it the hard way if we use the “system”. Hence, the government and the involved parties should know the right way in treating the problematic teenagers and altogether stopping this problem from become more
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