Criminal Behavior Among Teens in the NeighbEllaquay Hall Aug 14, 20181
Agenda•Social Problem and it’s Impact•Impact to Population•Key Stakeholder Recommendations•ConclusionAug 14, 20182
Social Problem and it’s ImpactAccording to a study conducted by Regis University College of Contemporary Liberal Studies the adding factors to Juvenile Crime are Peer Pressure, Insufficient Education and Substance Abuse. This creates a cycle within the teen demographic that most will find challenging to escape. Aug 14, 20183
Social Problem and it’s Impact•About 200,000 youth are trialed, sentenced, or incarcerated and charged as adults every year across the United States. (Ryan, L. 2016)•Due to youth being charged as adults they will also receive an adult criminal record which in turn leads to denial of employment, educational opportunities and may be blocked from receiving financial aid. (Justice Policy Institute, December 2014)•With years of research, youth who are transferred from the juvenile court system to the adult criminal system are 34% to 77% more likely than youth retained in the juvenile court system to be re-arrested for a crime; this recidivism-increasing effect of transfer is strongest in causing violent crime. (Richard E. Redding. August 2008) Youth in the Criminal Justice SystemAug 14, 20184
Impact to PopulationPolicyPolicies and Societal Practices also contributes to the unfortunate cycPracticeDeinstitutionalization of Status Offenders•Nearly three fourths of youth are held on crimes they would not be charged for should they have been an adult. •Some Juvenile facilities are at or over capacity which causes teens to be moved to adult facilities•34% to 74% of Juveniles who are placed in an adult facilities Little to No Opportunities for Rehabilitation •Juveniles who are arrested and have a record will find it
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