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Juvenile Delinquency Youth Gangs
1,565 wordsThe Original law of the Illinois juvenile court defined a delinquent as: a child under the age of sixteen years who has violated any laws of the state, or any city or village ordinance. Under the common law, children between the ages of 7 and 16 years of could be dealt with as delinquent. Today in 37 states and in the District of Columbia, juvenile courts are initially responsible for all violations committed by youth under the age of 18. In ten states the age limit is 17 and in three states the...
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Growing Problem Of Street Gangs In Canada
1,177 words... o Star interview, in order to prevent gang entrance by borderline youths, the most preyed upon by gangs, schools need to be teaching the anti-gang message as early as grade three. Furthermore there need to be more youth centers in Canadian cities where students can spend time after school. Lastly he states that children, especially those in the inner city and poorer areas, must be aware that they have choices, and that their lives have not already been prescribed for them. Although Toronto, ...
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Youth Gangs In Schools
717 wordsYouth Gangs in Schools Violence, drugs, guns, all this seems to be plaguing American schools for quite a time now. One word that can unite all this problems is a gang. The growing network of youth gangs in schools demands particular attention. The article Schools prepare for teen gangs by Jon Ward gives some insights into this issue. It especially underlines the importance of finding ways to prevent the existence of gangs in schools. These ways can be different, for example, it is necessary that...
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Level Of Violence Los Angeles
2,390 wordsKeeping Our Teenagers off the Streets In Leesville, LA, many parents and governmental agencies are concerned with the question of how to keep teenagers of the streets, just like in many other small communities in LA. The thing is, in LA the presence of youth gangs is one of the most heated social problems. To keep teenagers off the streets actually means to keep teenagers out of the youth gangs. (Harmon 73) Within the scope of this research, we will first provide background information on gangs ...
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Law Enforcement Agencies U S Department
2,383 words... bats or brass-knuckles. The gangs were less mobile so their presence was generally limited to distinct neighborhoods and cities. Today with easy access to guns and automobiles, the youth gangs are more mobile, which increases their area of influence. The confrontations between gang members today result in more serious injuries and greater chances of fatalities due to guns. Even their involvement with the police is heightened due to their greater visibility in the community and increased over...
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Level Of Violence Youth Gangs
1,678 wordsYouth Gangs and the Affects on Our Community Gangs vary tremendously in numbers and in age range. Relatively few young people join gangs, despite their high profile in the media. Even in highly impacted areas, the degree of participation rarely exceeds 10 percent. In addition, it has been reported that less than 2 percent of all juvenile crime is gang related (Snyder 89). Low statistics like the above, may camouflage the impact that the presence of gangs has on a school. Gangs play a significant...
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U S Department National Institute Of Justice
1,693 words... and female gangs are substantially less violent. The crimes committed by females were mostly simple battery or assault. Non-violent or petty crimes were mostly for drug and alcohol use. They may often be used as look-outs or to carry weapons or drugs for the male members. Females also tend to join or associate with gangs at a younger age and leave earlier then the male gang member. Why do youths join? Youths raised in impoverished and deprived conditions are drawn to gangs for the support, m...
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Juvenile Justice System Juvenile Offenders
2,032 wordsToday, there is a great concern about gang activity and youth violence. Every day, we can open a newspaper or turn on the evening news and see that another child or victim was killed in gang or youth related violence. Teenage crime and violence has existed for many years. Many people have become more aware of the violence committed by todays youth because of the media coverage of the viciousness of these crimes. The public is also aware of the new breed of criminal and many people want to change...
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