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What Causes Juvenile Delinquency?

  1. Jangaplanet profile image77
    Jangaplanetposted 6 years ago

    What Causes Juvenile Delinquency?

  2. calebacea097 profile image60
    calebacea097posted 6 years ago

    neglect of either emotions, physical needs, or financial wants. Either way you have to balance all three to get a somewhat decent human out of a child

  3. John B Badd profile image59
    John B Baddposted 6 years ago

    As a former juvenile delinquent I think I am qualified to answer this question.  Lack of a well balanced and structured home life with appropriate amounts of discipline, including both positive and negative reinforcement, will lead to inappropriate behavior in children. 
    Children need structure and discipline but they also need freedom to grow as individuals and encouragement to strive for their goals.

  4. onegoodwoman profile image76
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    My best guess is unruly juvneniles.

    It is time that we stop providing excuses and hold others accountable for unacceptable social behaviors.

    There are masses of people who had a hard childhood.......for whatever reason.......who  do not commit crimes.

  5. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    When I was a teen I had a bad "patch" so-to-speak.  My mom had died and I was moved in with my aunt and uncle. I know for me--because the only person I gauged myself by was gone, I felt no rules applied and for a short time, I was into drugs, and lying, even when the truth would do. (it was the 60's)

    It only lasted about 18 months and I was lucky to come out of it.  But the pain that caused it was unimaginable.

    So I think sometimes it is emotional pain, lack of attention or feeling unloved, bad parenting and the list goes on, including mental illness.

    And here come my favorite quote:  Things that happen to you may not be your fault, but they are thoroughly your responsibility.

  6. saanj H profile image75
    saanj Hposted 6 years ago


    Juvenile delinquency refers to antisocial or illegal behavior by children or adolescents.Most legal systems prescribe specific procedures for dealing with juveniles, such as juvenile detention centers.

    Theories on the causes of youth crime can be viewed as particularly important within criminology. This is firstly because crime is committed disproportionately by those aged between fifteen and twenty-five. Secondly, by definition any theories on the causes of crime will focus on youth crime, as adult criminals will have likely started offending when they were young.

    A Juvenile Delinquent is one who repeatedly commits crime. These juvenile delinquents sometimes have mental disorders/behavioral issues such as post traumatic stress disorder or bipolar disorder, and are sometimes diagnosed with conduct disorder[4] partially as a result of their delinquent behaviors.

    Various factors like peer influence, family influence, race factor, social bonding, self esteem, traumatic situations, abuse in the childhood are a few causes.

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  7. istephan profile image59
    istephanposted 6 years ago

    There may be various causes for this kind of behavior of the juvenile.
    > Atmosphere at home :
    > Neighborhood :
    > Peer Group Influence :
    > Introvert or Psychologically unwell :
    > Teacher’s Behavior :
    > Social Disorganization :
    > Lack of Love & Affection :
    > Strain and Stress :
    > Forceful Participation :
    > Male Phenomenon :
    > Labeling Because of Family or Company :
             Well, the list goes on rather we should control the factors one by one which will result fruitful.

  8. zduckman profile image60
    zduckmanposted 6 years ago

    I believe it is neglect, and too long of a leash. I was one.....faaaar too much freedom for a kid. My nephews are saintly, and their mother is very involved in their lives.
    @ onegoodwoman- nobody said we are talking about crime. A delinquent can sometimes only do harm to themselves. I believe you are missing the point, nobody is excusing a persons actions, but we are looking to the root cause of such behavior.
    It is a fact that children that grow up without enough affection or attention seek attention...good or bad. Everything in life is cause and effect. For every action, there is a reaction.

  9. alderinos profile image59
    alderinosposted 6 years ago

    I'm pretty sure youth has something to do with it. Bad behaviour probably makes up the rest

  10. wilbury4 profile image72
    wilbury4posted 6 years ago

    Peer pressure, family issues, attention seeking, drug dependency, financial issues etc. http://hubpages.com/hub/Criminology-Dip … outh-Crime

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    Butch Newsposted 6 years ago

    I have worked with juvenile delinquents.  Putting them into one cause is absurd.

    I had one boy who spent his life locked in a basement until he was found by authorities.  Another locked in a closet when his parents went out.

    1.  Bad parents
    2.  Bad parents
    3.  Bad parents
    4.  Bad neighbourhood
    5.  Bad teachers
    7.  Poverty
    8.  Bad parents
    9.  Poor environment
    10.  A really dysfunctional family.

    Once I become dictator you will require a license to have children and must take a year long course first.

    If you break the law you will be sterilized and spend 5 years serving the community under hard labour and your children will be taken away from you at birth.

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    Dandraposted 6 years ago

    Media, sugar overdose, stupidity, selfish and lazy parents, etc.

  13. coutneyk profile image72
    coutneykposted 6 years ago

    I agree with what most have said here, when I was a kid we generally played up because we were flat out bored...weren't rebellious or anything, just bored.

  14. livingsimply profile image62
    livingsimplyposted 6 years ago

    I think it occurs when children have no direction or boundaries.  Reseach has shown that children need these things to support them as they navigate their way through life.  Within this lies discipline but I am a fan of teaching children personal discipline from a young age.  A consistent approach to this often bears fruit in the long term.  But the umbrella for all of this is a stable family environment and that is sometimes a challenge to achieve.

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    reeltaulkposted 6 years ago

    Delinquent parenting and parents........

  16. Ancillotti profile image59
    Ancillottiposted 6 years ago

    The unjust structure of society, with extreme social inequality. Often, the family has no time to pay attention to their children, who end up becoming lost teenagers.