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    Juvenile Delinquency Prevention

    Number of Pages: 4


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    A 4 page paper that begins by defining juvenile delinquency and then provides statistical data on the juvenile arrests. The rest of the paper represents a proposal for the types of activities a new organization in town will offer in an attempt to prevent juvenile delinquency. Statistical Data included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

    Name of Research Paper File: MM12_PGjuvdl.rtf

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    fact, federal crimes committed by juveniles under the age of 18 are typically remanded to the states juvenile court system (Legal Information Institute, 2004). As we all know, some crimes  by juveniles have been so horrific, many have been heard in adult courts. The juvenile court system must waive jurisdiction for this action (Legal Information Institute, 2004). For the  most part, the juvenile justice system is set up to be rehabilitative rather than punitive (Legal Information Institute, 2004). In 2002, the most recent year for which data  are available, there were a total of 72,894,483 youngsters between the ages of 0 and 17 years (Puzzanchera, Finnegan and Kang, 2004). The incidence of crime among juveniles escalated  each year from 1980 to 1997, when the total number was 9,452.2 per 100,000 population between the ages of 10 and 17 (National Center for Juvenile Justice, 2004). Since then,  the incidence of crime has dropped each year to its last documented year of 2002 when there were 6,753 crime per 100,000 population between 10 and 17 years of age  (National Center for Juvenile Justice, 2004). The most often committed crimes in 2002 were: crimes against property, larceny-theft, other assaults, and drug abuse violations at a rate of  1,447.1, 1032.7, 699.5 and 561.8 per 100,000 youth population (National Center for Juvenile Justice, 2004). Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft and arson (National Center for Juvenile Justice,  2004). Still, the incidence of arrests for these crimes has steadily declined over the last few years. The only crime that has increased in number in the last few years  is disorderly conduct with 570 per 100,0000, up from 513.4 in 2000 (National Center for Juvenile Justice, 2004). In 2002, there were a total of 6,254.6 arrests of whites per 

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