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Juvenile Recidivism: Risks, Needs, Responsivity

Discuss the best way to treat juvenile recidivism. Discuss the three factors - risk, needs and responsivity.

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Juvenile Recidivism

Juvenile recidivism refers to the propensity for adolescents to continually repeat a crime, even after being punished. Obviously, it is important to determine the various factors that related to this problem. This is best done by looking at the risks to society, what is needed to help alleviate the problem, and the response that broader society should have to the issue of juvenile recidivism.

There are numerous risks to society when considering the problem of juvenile crime. No only should we consider the economic cost, but the problem also relates to the issue of deteriorating communities and shifting morals and values. Americans have been confronted with juvenile crime for decades now, and the news is wrought with incidences of burglaries, thefts, and murders that are committed by teenagers. These violent crimes are in addition to a plethora of other incidents that seem to occur all too often. Sadly, the rate of recidivism is far too high, and many juveniles quickly find themselves in a cycle of crime that, if they do not break it in time, will follow them into adulthood. As a result of these truths, the juvenile justice system has been increasingly concerned with ways to reduce the rate of recidivism and, as a byproduct, offer more ways to increase ...

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Discuss the best way to treat juvenile recidivism. Discuss the three factors - risk, needs and responsivity.

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