that juveniles are more likely to become a delinquent if they are not regularly in school or involved in these activities. After research was conducted with many factors, it was shown that female juveniles with social bonds (such as connection to parents, school or activities) were 9.9% less likely to become a delinquent. It was also shown that male juveniles with social bonds (such as connection to parents, school or activities) were 12.6% less likely to become a delinquent. This research shows the importance of juveniles having these ties to things. While 10% may not seem like a lot that is 10% of juveniles who will not commit crimes. 10% of juveniles who not have a record, serve any time and will make something positive of themselves. When a juvenile attends school and becomes involved in these activities, they feel like they have a sense of belonging. To a juvenile in these situations it can mean becoming a delinquent or not.
JUVENILE JUSTICE5 Prevention is one of the keys to ensuring juveniles do not become delinquents. Many researchers concur with this theory. They feel that preventative measures by our public safety is the key to maintaining and prevent juvenile delinquency. Many different factors are included in preventative measures. This can include PSA’s encouraging families to do more together, police officers being more involved in the community, encouraging juveniles to become more involved with educational and extracurricular activities or other forms of recreation. Some close knit communities attempt to hold fairs, carnivals, and other events while schools are closed in order to give juveniles and families activities to encourage interaction and community ties. It is believed that recreation is the key to stopping criminal behavior at an early age. It is thought that if individuals have a program that they are involved in, feel both supported and recognized, they will be less likely to turn to illegal activities or delinquencies. When individuals have these activities that they are involved in, it is believed that they will have the support of those individuals in the group. Once they have this support, they can grow their relationships with the individuals. When they have these relationships and ties they have a feeling of self-worth and involvement. This will lower the chances of these individuals from
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