Thesis: Being a juvenile delinquent means that you will spend time in a juvenile house or
detention center, as a punishment act. For such children, they need to still receive their right to
education and health even if they have committed an offence. This therefore calls for more
effective juvenile detention centers.
Factors leading to juvenile delinquency
Violence in the home.
Lack of moral guidance.
Importance of Juvenile Sentencing in the Community
Juvenile offenders in the detention centers
Services provided at the detention centers
Policies in juvenile courts and centers
Criticisms of the juvenile detention centers
Running head: JUVENILE HOUSING
Juvenile delinquency refers to the act of young people taking part in criminal activities.
There are therefore many different methods that are used to deal with the situation, such as,
being taken to the juvenile detention centers, or even courts. A juvenile delinquent is usually
below 18 years of age and commits a specific offense, that would not have been considered a
crime if they were adults. There has been a report of more juvenile delinquents these days, which
was not the case, which could have been caused by the strict adherence of the law put in place, or
even due to the change in behavior among the youth today. It is however considered normative
behavior for the adolescents if they do not repeat the practice, though if they do, it can lead to
more offenses. This is the point at which they might be arrested and taken to juvenile houses or
juvenile detention centers.
Factors Leading to Juvenile Delinquency
Violence in the Home
This majorly involves parents of teenagers and their relationships. The families the
children grow up in, and the social environment in which they live can profoundly affect their
well-being. Children in different family structures experience various forms of monitoring,
supervision, and attachment from their parents. For instance, children from single homes are
more likely to get involved in delinquency since there is no much supervision as compared to
children who come from a married household. While in cohabiting homes, rules are regulated by
both parents but cannot be effective as of that of a married home since they are not fully
supported in terms of their emotions, social interaction and educational functioning. This is
because it's more of a broken home and mending it is such a hard thing when it comes to