Juvenile Delinquincy And The Ageing Out Process

Juvenile Delinquincy And The Ageing Out Process

At what point do juveniles discontinue delinquent thinking and behavior Does a juvenile?s age environment or identity effect their delinquent behavior If the ?ageing out theory? is concrete, then what factors are decisive in this phenomenon I would like to examine what causes juvenile delinquency and if the aging out process is a cause of nature or society.
In the year 2000, juveniles were responsible for 17% of all arrests, 53% of arsons and 33% of property crime committed in the United States (1). In that same year there were 7,327 arrests for every 100,000 youth ages 10-18 in the U.S (2). Although this number has dropped since the early 1980?s when juvenile crime was on the rise it is still high. To help understand why these statistics are so high we need to understand the theories behind why juveniles commit crime. There are several factors which are currently being attributed to juvenile delinquency ranging from socioeconomic status and neighborhood quality to ones identity perception or age.
Travis Hirschi and Michael Gottfredson are renowned criminologist who have been theorizing about delinquency for over 30 years. Their theory on the aging out process is that age and crime has remained the same for

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