Research has shown that juvenile delinquency is in on the upsurge creating problems for society on the whole where there is an increase of 76% for drug law violations, 56% for person’s offense and 57% for public order offenses. The act of Juvenile delinquency refers to criminal acts committed by children or teenagers, (Regoli, et. al 2010) particularly less than eighteen years of age. Juvenile delinquency known as juvenile offending or youth crime is the participation in illegal behavior by minors (Nisar, Ullah, Ali, Alam
Juvenile crime, let alone, the crime itself is a huge issue humans face on a daily basis. By definition, crime is an illegal act for which someone can be punished by the government. Criminal behavior is also referred to as deviant behavior, which is a departure from the social norm. Criminal statistics show an increase in crimes committed by youth over the years. By creating instructional theories, studies show the many reasons behind certain crimes.
The set of the structural-functional theories are among the most widespread perspectives on the juvenile delinquency. The group of the theories regards that the behavior of the underage delinquent is caused by the breakdown of the social process that consequently results in the increase of conformity (Thompson & Bynum, 2016). The group of theories presumably blame institutions that are responsible for the socialization of the young delinquents for the way the socialize the individuals by causing them to conform to the values of the society. One of the central theories of the juvenile delinquency is the anomie theory that is rooted in the early studies by the sociologist Emile Durkheim. The term "anomie," in this regard, stands for the absence of social regulation (Siegel, & Welsh, 2014).
Many may insist that the Yakuza are criminals as they pursue money and power through the ways of any crime gangs anywhere. They do drug-dealing, smuggling, prostitution, gambling, and protection rackets. (Andrew Rankin, 2012) As such, people may have commonly defined the Yakuza as purely evil because they have caused a negative impact on the society over the years due to their notorious activities. However, this can also be argued because it also definitely true that the Yakuza has brought about many positive impacts on Japan’s society as well. These positive impacts were definitely overshadowed by all the negative impacts.
There are many ideas underlying strain theory such as classical strain theories focused specifically on some disadvantages from different groups in society. With the plenty of inspiration and the inability to make these goals happen they considered a driving factor and theories behind different crimes. Breaking it down by everyone’s financial status for example, the “low class,” were unable to realize common, socially accepted ambitions through legal means. Whom felt forced to commit or be involved in criminal behavior to achieve what they wanted and needed in life. Those theories later were reformulated, most prominently by American criminologists Robert Agnew and Steven F. Messner and Richard Rosenfeld.
They are also more likely to become part of the prison poverty cycle. Poverty spreads at an exponential rate as does its effects on those not directly effected by poverty. Research shows the extreme negative effects poverty has on those who suffer from it and those who surround them. Systems have been put in place to help those who suffer from poverty, but the systems are flawed. Not enough is being done to help those effected directly by poverty and everyone suffers because of it.
Juvenile Delinquency is a phenomenon that affects communities worldwide according to media reports, both print and electronic, where worrying images of youths involved in behavior outside societal norm has been highlighted. This issue has been studied by researchers locally, regionally and internationally where results has shown that delinquency has been influenced by a number of factors such as age, gender, race, family circle, environment, socioeconomic status et cetera. This research paper attempts to examine Juvenile delinquency and the effects of social structure on form (III) three students attending secondary schools in Trinidad. A structural functionalist perspective will be used based on factors that influence delinquency such as Poverty, Ideology of hegemony, and discrimination. This research paper draws on existing sociological research and classical social theories to examine juvenile delinquency, and to prove that juvenile delinquency in the schools are linked to social structure, within a sample of the entire form three student population.
Currently, offenders are committing violent crimes within developed countries at younger ages than ever before. Statistical data collected from various regions indicate that juvenile delinquency is largely associated with the involvement of organized groups or gangs, resulting in three quarters of all offenses being carried out by members. Although unemployment and poverty are not the causes of violence themselves, they are immense elements that can contribute to criminal activity amongst minors. Lack of opportunity, inequality, and the accessibility to drugs and or weapons along with many other factors can often trigger acts of delinquency, and while adolescence may be accepted as the phase in ones life that misbehavior and resistance is to be expected, evidence has shown that a majority of first-time offenders do not re-offend with the proper means and guidance provided to rectify the issue. However, incarceration is still regularly enforced when dealing with the cases of minors, even for what can be labeled trivial offenses such as drug use or theft.
Blaine Rodriguez 12/7/2017 GEC #3 Crime and imprisonment affect our community in so many different ways it’s apparent. Statistically the United States is actually the worst when it comes to these issues. It’s up to our generation and the current workforce to help change our society for the better. Gender seems to be very controversial when it comes to crime and imprisonment. It is basically stated right off the bat in the section about victims and perpetrators of crime that men are more likely than women to commit crimes.
There are many factors which force an individual to commit crimes, as mentioned in the theory of Anomie the most important factor is the desire to be economically fit. In Pakistan people have been facing many issues which force them to commit crimes such as economic, social, family problems, unemployment, and school and community environment. It is not usual that only the low class individual would commit the crime, but crimes are also being done by the elite class individuals. However low class juvenile are more involved in criminal activities than the elite or middle class. (Farah Agha,