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Ever since the evolution of radios and television they gave us the ability toproject music, sports, news, etcetera, the world has been able to tune in to whatis happening halfway across the world from their location. The 1950s boomed withincreases in income, scientific and medical increases, entertainment, and atremendous media increase starting with the portable radio. After World War II,couples who had put off having children either before or during the war finally hadthe chance to start a family and live normal lives. Hence, the baby boom initiatedthe start of a very busy decade. After the first portable radio came out, mediarapidly increased. People could advertise themselves to people all around thecountry and even to people driving in their cars. This media evolution gave birthto a whole new way of living for the generations to come and for the first timeever there was a generation gap. Media was reaching everyone and molding people'slives like never before. Anyone could access comical, frightening, romantic, orsarcastic information, movies, music and so on with the click of a button. A risein juvenile delinquency was one of the main causes of the baby boom and mediaincrease. Teenagers could access more information at their age than any othergeneration. As a result, teenagers witnessed crime, murder, stealing, cheating,lying, and so on to be "cool" like how they saw in the media. This led to a highrise in juvenile delinquency because more children and teens were implanted withthe thought that carrying out bad actions was okay. Lead has also been linked tojuvenile delinquency[citation needed], it was added to gasoline from the 1920sthrough 1979, however it was not widely understood to be neurologically harmful inminute amounts until the 1950s.[2] For further information on this topic, and more,please see the references below or the juvenile delinquency page.CausesThere are many factors that cause juvenile delinquency. Children whose parents havebeen incarcerated are far more likely to show delinquent behavior than their peers.[3]Sometimes children want to test their parents' limits, or society's limits.[4]Some people believe that imposing strict laws such as curfews will cause a drop injuvenile delinquency rates, but sometimes imposing strict rules merely give thechildren more of an incentive to break them. However, sometimes juvenile crimes doin fact occur due to the exact opposite reason, that is, a lack of rules andsupervision.[5] One example of this is that children many times commit crimes afterschool and while their parents are at work or preoccupied.[5] Statistics that arementioned below explain the peak hours of juvenile crime rates and conceptualizethis very cause. Additionally, mental illness and substance abuse are largecontributing factors.[4] 15-20% of juveniles convicted of crimes have seriousmental illnesses, and the percentages increase to 30-90% of convicted juvenileswhen the scope of mental illnesses considered widens.[4] Also, many people believethat a child's environment and family are greatly related to their juveniledelinquency record.[4][6] The youth that live in lower income areas face high riskfactors.[7] Farmer et al.’s study demonstrates the different types of risks theseindividuals face. The youth can be put into three categories, which are singlerisk, multiple risks and no risk.[7] The risks depend on the specific traits these

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Term
Winter
Professor
GERLY ALCANTARA
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Office of Juvenile Justice

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