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Modern Ssocial Problems and Juveniles at Risk

What is the interrelationship between modern social problems and juveniles at risk? How might improvements be made that would positively effect each?

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1. What is the interrelationship between modern social problems and juveniles at risk? How might improvements be made that would positively affect each?

New social problems have put youth at risk for committing crimes. These new modern social problems include juvenile violence, substance abuse, poverty and homelessness and the needs of special populations are directly and reciprocally interrelated to juvenile risk factors place a greater number of youth at risk for committing for serious offenses. For example, juveniles are both victims (youth risk factors) and perpetrators of violence (modern social problems). Also, juveniles who live in poverty and homelessness (modern social problems) are at a higher risk for being victimized and to engage in criminal behavior (Martin, 2005). Risky behavior, such as alcohol abuse is associated with increase criminal behavior. Poverty does not cause juvenile crime, but it makes families more vulnerable due to ...

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The solution describes the interrelationship between modern social problems and juveniles at risk, as well as how improvements might be made that would positively effect each.

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