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Juvenile Delinquency and prevention

According to OJJDP, 60 percent of all adolescents who become part of the juvenile justice system before they are 11 years old are likely to commit a violent crime by the time they are 16. Do you think this is because our juvenile justice system is more aligned toward punishment than rehabilitation? Why?

Do you think promoting delinquency prevention is the best way to deal with juvenile delinquency? Why?

How could schools, social institutions, and the law enforcement be involved to design any alternative programs to prevent and control juvenile delinquency?

How effective are intensive supervision, day treatment, and education programs in treating and rehabilitating serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders?

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According to OJJDP, 60 percent of all adolescents who become part of the juvenile justice system before they are 11 years old are likely to commit a violent crime by the time they are 16. Do you think this is because our juvenile justice system is more aligned toward punishment than rehabilitation? Why?

The reason that this occurs has less to do with punishment, and more to do with the fact that juveniles who are labelled as criminals by entering the juvenile justice system, are more prone to identify with the label bestowed upon them. The actual statistics should dictate that a large majority of white offenders never formally enter the juvenile justice system while minorities enter at younger and younger ages. It is not uncommon for elementary students who are minorities to be fully processed in the juvenile justice system for trivial offenses in school. This places the label upon the child that they are "bad", delinquent, etc. Therefore, the child begins to identify with this label ...

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