In this particular writing, the aspect of how criminal justice deals with the issue of juvenile delinquency shall be discussed well in clarity. The effects of the environment with the young law offenders shall be shown in this study to be able to create a connection between the behavior of the said individuals and the ways by which their society affects their personal view of life. These intertwined effects shall be identified so as to be able to know the reasons behind the fact that the juvenile delinquency cases are becoming immensely rising these days.
Another part of this research shall also focus on what the systems of criminal justice at present has already done to be able to deal with the said issues on juvenile delinquency. What legacy is society now leaving to its children? Read the papers, watch television, note the videos, tune in the evening news, listen to the rap music, see the adult examples everywhere around you. Children are glutted on mental and emotional junk food. “If you want to destroy a country,” former British education secretary Sir Keith Joseph said, “you debauch its currency.
”And he added: “The way to destroy a society is to debauch the children. ” “Debauch,” according to Webster’s, means “to lead away from virtue or excellence. ” That is being done with a vengeance today. Much is said about juvenile delinquency. World reports adhere to the fact that because of many sources of youth depression and lack of hope for a better future, many young people intend to resort to violence as well as drug addiction. As for example, : Drug abuse has taken an enormous toll on human life worldwide. The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services says: “Each year, drug abuse kills 14,000 Americans.
” But illicit drug users are not the only ones affected by the drug trade. In order to finance their habit, many addicts turn to violence and a life of crime. The Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency says: “Rivalries in crack [cocaine] distribution networks have turned some inner-city communities into urban ‘dead zones,’ where homicide rates are so high that police have written them off as anarchic badlands. Most often than not, the target of social down fall is the young generation. How does the human justice system face this challenge? And how far have they gone in resolving juvenile delinquency cases?
This shall be discussed in the study that has been commenced in this paper. Most likely, the society is noted as the major element that affects the development of the behavioral advancement of different individuals especially that of the young ones. There are different theories that particularly help sociologists as well as psychologists in identifying the major reasons behind the situations faced by juvenile delinquents. Children and youth are regarded by the society as the hope for the future. This actions and decisions will shape up the course of the development of the future of the human civilization.
As the next generation to follow, how the perceive life and their aspirations with it are very much important for the outcome of the humanity. Because of which, it is very relevant to protect and nurture their generation at the present to ensure their complete and proper development in their personality in general aspect. The youth are the hope of today’s society. This line has long been recognized by many industrialized as well as developing countries worldwide. This is the primary reason why it is evident that government organizations are trying to invest their best possible available assets to the development of the young generation.
However, not all of the members of the young generation actually get to have an access on the said programs. Most of them, who belong to the minority groups of the society, are the ones who are in need of these programs. Yet, they are the ones who have lesser access on the said governmental set-ups. As a result, young people who get charged with juvenile delinquency cases are increasing every year. The fact that they have nothing better to do than to simply stay at home or wander around in the stets, they become the target of numerous gangs that are encouraging youths to join them in their unlawful acts (Kreber, 2004, 31).
If not, many of these youths bring forth several chaotic movements that particularly disturb the entire community. These youths certainly need help. (Lave, 1991, 19) THE researchers felt that they had it all figured out. They had intently examined 200 children from their infancy through adolescence. They analyzed the parents, the home environment and the disposition of each child. Then they predicted which of these children would become happy adults. It seemed simple—a happy childhood under a pleasant family environment would produce a happy adult. After waiting till the children became 30 years of age, they re-interviewed them.