Juvenile justice system in the US focuses not only in disciplining juvenile offenders but also in trying to come with factors which accelerate these offences. This is with the aim of avoiding these problems in the future and also trying to identify the most effective methods of handling juvenile offenders.
The essay seeks to identify the factors which are likely to result in greater delinquency among abused children. It applies researchers on child psychology and juvenile justice system to identify and elaborate on these factors. The question on what contributes to delinquency among abused children is important not only in juvenile correction system but also in psychology to assist in child upbringing.
This is applicable especially in schools, clinics and other social institutions to ensure child welfare. The essay elaborates on risk factors derived from the study which include substance abuse, school difficulties, mental health problems, running away from home, as well as negative peer influence. The paper assists in understanding the relationship between crime and child abuse.
[...] What Factors Are Likely To Result In Greater Delinquency Among Abused Children? Abstract Juvenile justice system in the US focuses not only in disciplining juvenile offenders but also in trying to come with factors which accelerate these offences. This is with the aim of avoiding these problems in the future and also trying to identify the most effective methods of handling juvenile offenders. The essay seeks to identify the factors which are likely to result in greater delinquency among abused children. [...]
[...] Discussion There is a great link that exists between running away from home and delinquency among maltreated children. It is the main risk factor for delinquency. Mistreatment of children makes them seek safety away from home. Youths tend to run away from home also to run from dangerous conflicts in their families. Homeless youths confirm that they ran away from home since it was not safe for them. These youths have higher rates of sexual abuse, neglect and physical abuse at home compared with other children at home or in foster homes. [...]
[...] Their experience of physical and sexual violence influences depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. References Shoemaker, Donald J. Juvenile Delinquency. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Print . [...]
[...] These include self-blame, depression, disordered eating and suicidal behavior or ideation. However, the fact remains that both males and females who face maltreatment tend to develop delinquent behavior. The main factors to discuss determining the relationship between delinquency and maltreatment are running away from home, substance abuse problems, deviant peer influence and disengagement from school. It is evident from multiple studies that family violence leads to psychological behavior and social problems. This in turn leads to delinquent and aggressive behavior among adolescents. [...]
[...] This article seeks to push for an investigation by youth services on the factors that accelerate delinquency among abused children. It states that children who experience maltreatment develop behavioral and psychological problems during which later lead to violent or delinquent behavior. The article gives an analysis of different studies to support the factors it identifies as contributing to greater delinquency. It gives a diagram that is empirically-based in an effort to explain how maltreated children develop to become delinquent adolescents. [...]
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