CRJS315 DB5

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A child's social, community, and environmental relations are thought to exert a powerful influence on their involvement in delinquent activities. Kids who fail at home, at school, and in the neighborhood are considered prone to sustaining delinquent careers over their life course. Research indicates that chronic, persistent offenders are the ones most likely to experience educational failure, poor home life, substance abuse, and unsatisfactory peer relations. Social, community, and environmental relations can also have a positive influence and shield or insulate at-risk children from involvement in a delinquent lifestyle. Consequently, many delinquency prevention efforts focus on improving family relations, supporting educational achievement, and utilizing community resources. If the family is believed to be the cause of delinquency, family counseling and therapy may be used to prevent it. Similarly, gang control efforts have been made to counteract the influence of peer group pressure t

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CRJS315-DB5NameClassDateProfessorCRJS315-DB5 Juvenile delinquency prevention starts in the home. When children have the necessary love and support at home they have a far greater likelihood of avoiding delinquency. Parents need to be supported by the community in their efforts to assist their children in avoiding delinquent behavior. Because every family is different with many being single or two working home parents that require the juvenile to be left alone. When juveniles are left to their own device every afternoon they are more vulnerable to getting into trouble or succumbing to the pressure of their peers (After School Alliance, 2007). Any community program should begin with free after school programs that ensure the juvenile is properly supervised until their parent return from work. Second to prevent juvenile delinquency the school system will need to take a greater role. Juveniles spend a large majority of their lives in the school setting. Through the school juveniles need to learn the accepted behavior of society and be given the tools to avoid engaging in delinquent behavior. Juveniles need to be educated on the ramifications of enga

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