Juvenile delinquency and violent gangs in the USA and The treatment of this subject in literature

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Juvenile delinquency and violent gangs in the USA and The treatment of this subject in literature Statistics reveal that the American`s youths are committing an increasing number of violent crimes. But are juvenile offenders fully responsible for their actions? They are children in the progress of developing, with proper guidance and treatment they can be rehabilitated into productive members of society. In contrast to this some people believe that today`s violent juveniles should be transferred to the adult criminal justice system, in which they would be adequately punished. Others are against transferring juveniles into adult courts. Where can you draw the line: Are violent juvenile offenders misguided children or dangerous criminals? 1.) The Juvenile Justice System Should Punish Violent Youths: Paul Mc Nulty, who was director of policy and communications in the U.S. Department of Justice during the Bush administration, predicts a surge in violent juvenile crime in the first decade of the twenty - first century. He has the opinion that youths who commit criminal acts should be punished. More violent crime is committed by older teenagers than by any other age group. Teenagers from fatherless home commit more crimes than teenagers from intact families. Offenders under the age of 21 commit more than one-fourth of all violent crime. Older teenagers (from 17 to 19) are the most violent of all age groups. While the teenage population in America declined between 1985 to 1995, ...

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