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,
A social problem is a state that at least some people in a community sentiment as being unpleasant. Young adults open to all sorts of social problems as teenagers have very high curiosity, besides college students are also included in this group. Nowadays, every newspaper is filled with various reports about unpleasant social condition among our country’s youngsters. For examples of social problems in Malaysia include crime, violence, gangsterism, drug abuse, baby dumping, vandalism, and young relationship among youth. However, drug abuse among the youth in Malaysia is becoming a grave concern.
It is stated that many large communities are at great risk of significant gang activity. Gangs produce negative issues such as fear which deals with loss of economic opportunities; drop in the social status of the area and the destroying of families fabric of society. Throughout this paper we would be looking at gangs in schools, street gangs and youth gangs just to name a few and try to show how they affect the society significantly. Gangs in school can have an adverse effect on teachers, safety officers, principal, social workers and all members of staff as they may fear for their lives if they intervene in gang activities or try to protect a child. As we know the school is an institution for learning and according to the functionalist perspective which deals with various parts of society are seem to be interrelated and taken together they form a complete system.
Numerous studies have shown that domestic violence has a huge impact on children and teenagers and can lead to internal and external behavioral problems. These can include aggression, anxiety and depression. When children are exposed to violence or abuse, it affects them tremendously when they become teenagers. Adolescence is a time when a person is figuring out who they are and their self-esteem will develop either confidently or not so confidently. When abuse has been in the picture, it is very difficult for an adolescence to develop to their full potential and delinquency can occur.
It is also a psychological problem for there is a link between how teenagers brain works and how that results in their act in daily basis. Every country has its own unique laws regarding Juvenile delinquencies, they also have different statutory age for delinquency. Persons above this statutory age are considered as criminals and is charged with the usual laws.While persons below this statutory age are called delinquents. According to Coleman (1981) delinquency is behaviour of youths under 18 years of age which is not acceptable to society and is generally regarded as calling for some kind of admonishment punishment or corrective actions. Delinquency shows a variety forms of behavior.
Those are the at-risk gangs or thugs that is frequently said to African American gangs. In the 1990s, gang violence was on the rise, where it was dominantly founded in youths. Anderson, Dyson, and Lee (1996) argued that when a group of African American youths join together and commits delinquent acts and crime, they already categorized as gangs to the American public. This affect and many other affects is what creates an increase in gang violence. Those other factors are socioeconomic status, history, race, gendered, and geographic background.
Not only children, but obviously teens experience problems too. Using abusable substances as a teenager can disrupt brain function in areas critical to motivation, memory, learning, judgment, and behavior control, causing them to have family and social problems, poor academic performance, health-related problems and involvement with the juvenile justice system. Another drug problem would be that
Social confusion is another cause for the teenage anger. A teenager’s social life is very complicated as he interacts with the peers, builds love relationships, and experiences stress from peer pressure, harsh parenting styles and other activities which overwhelmed the aggression in teenage group. Some psychiatric disorders including panic disorder, bipolar disorder, depression and many more can cause aggression in teenager. Many teenagers experience drug abuse which may lead to aggressiveness (Leo J. Bastiaens,
Youth are getting jumped, sexed, drugged, stabbed, and even shot. Who 's to blame for this internal American War? GANGS[...] Reports show that gangs are present in every state in the US, where in 1970 they existed in less than half of all states. To date, there are approximately, 24,500 known youth gangs with about 772,500 youth members”.More and more teens are aligned with gangs, Once these teens are affiliated they are exposed to a life of criminal activity. With a greater number of teens implemented in gangs, alot will take on violent task no matter the age.
INTRODUCTION Delinquent and criminal behavior among young people, as they grow up from childhood to an adult in an increasingly complex and confusing world, is a serious issue worldwide. Youth nowadays, have many different opportunities—some beneficial and some potentially harmful. Quite often, they choose the illegal path and commit various offences, become addicted to drugs, and use violence against their peers. Statistics shows that in all part of the world, rate of youth crime rose in 1990 's. Youth who are at risk of becoming delinquent often face difficult circumstances.