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About Juvenile Crime

  • Date Submitted: 07/24/2010 06:25 PM
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According to relevant researches, the number of juvenile crimes in urban areas is increasing currently. Try to analyze the reasons and make your suggestions to solve the problem.

According to researches, the number of juvenile delinquency in cities has been on an increasing trend. In this essay I will analyze this phenomenon in a few ways as I believe this is a fairly complicated problem which shall not be attributed to a single reason.

First and foremost, I think that the general mood of society shall be held responsible for the increasing juvenile crime rate. The majority of today’s human societies are market-dominated and which are excessively centered on pursuing material comfort. Researchers are telling that most cases of juvenile crimes are aimed at looting properties of the victims. Under the influence of a society which overvalues the material benefits and neglects people’s inner life, the values of the juveniles would be distorted. Many believe that materials mean everything and living in a city environment which is permeated with material lures, a youngster could easily go astray. On the other hand, today’s medias should also take great share of the responsibility. Not only the medias disclose too much criminal details and plots which could be imitated by youngsters, but there are too many stories of gangsterdom shown on the screens in which the gangsters are often described as heroic figures. This would certainly confuse those inexperienced juveniles’ outlook of honor and disgrace and their concept of right and wrong.

In addition, some social problems also contribute to the occurrences of juvenile delinquency. The growing divorce rate and single-parent families could be the major ones in the list. Cases of divorce and single-parent usually leave teenagers unattended or without sufficient ward. In some cases, youngsters with problem family background are lack of not only the on-time parental psychological guidance, but the sufficient living...


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