Rationale rape, prostitution) and lastly status offenses (e.g., curfew

Rationale

The
rationale for this study emanates from my deep-seated desire to explore the
various experiences of the juvenile delinquents. A kind of experience that
contributed sufficiently to their current condition, which I figuratively distinguish
as a form of sickness with regards to
the issue concerning their behavioral and cognitive processes. The behavioral manifestation of these
delinquents or rather the symptoms of this sickness
is often always undesirable for both the delinquent youth and towards the
society the youth belongs, which often results to a wide array of serious
problems and crime against a person, property and violation of ordinance (CITE).
Violent crimes in the form of (e.g.,
assault, homicide, rape, robbery, auto-theft, burglary, vandalism, weapons
possession) followed by drug and alcohol violations (e.g., drunk and disorderly conduct, drug abuse, liquor law violations,
drug possession, intent to sell drugs) and sexual offenses (e.g., prostitution/commercialized vice,
rape, prostitution) and lastly status offenses (e.g., curfew violations, incorrigibility or refusal to obey parents,,
running away, truancy, underage alcohol consumption) are one of the common
problems faced by these youths (Abreu,
2013).

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Furthermore,
the emergence of psychology in the realm of social science, have contributed a fair
amount of its independent philosophy and methods in the study and understanding
of juvenile delinquency as a social problem, previous studies revealed a compelling
connection of delinquency brought by maltreatment or abuse e.g., psychological
abuse, neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse (Dover,
2014; Marsiglio, 2013; Maxwell, 2014; Callahan, Ruggero, & Janis, 2016), and mental illness (Gerhard-Burnham,
2015; Tu, Lee, Chen, & Kao, 2014; Underwood & Washington, 2016; Yu et
al., 2017),
nevertheless, there is not a clear understanding of how psychological processes
influence juvenile delinquency in general (Rosenbaum,
2015) but
for the most part acknowledging the interplay between various possible sources
such as the social aspect, socioeconomic, race/ethnicity, parental type,
influence of peers and personal views or basically the nuances and subtlety of
various events and how it all contributes to the development of such
disturbance in the delicate minds and in the life of these youths is of
paramount importance (CITE).   (Search for other
factors that is linked with Juvenile delinquency and put citations)

Moreover,(Ezechukwu,
2014) made
it clear as well on examining youth`s perspective on violence that, those
experiences by juvenile delinquents often were described as a function of the
interactions between each youth and those in his social context – his/her
family, peer, school, and juvenile justice environments. And depending on the
unique factors present in the juvenile`s background, each youth interpreted
even similar experiences differently. Those differences in perspective strongly
influence everyone’s` ability to comment on his or her self-image,
relationships, criminal behavior, as well as intervention efforts whilst under
the custody of juvenile detention center. On a serious note, youth in detention
exhibit the most severe and pervasive maladaptation and are at the greatest
risk for negative developmental outcomes and are considered one of the most
challenging populations in a multicultural society (Marsiglio,
2013; Rosenbaum, 2015). (Present evidence).

 

 

 

 

Furthermore,
I believe that the cultural distinction of various culture depicts distinct
identity in every individual; an entity having a unique identity – different
practices, different forms of upbringing, varying degree of beliefs, life
principles and lastly different life experiences and perceptions to certain
phenomenon.

However,
there is a dearth of qualitative investigations relative to juvenile adolescents`
perceptions of their lived experiences prior to being arrested, struggles they
may have had during detainment, and goals after being released from the
juvenile facility (Rosenbaum,
2015).

Juvenile
delinquency is one of the predominantly studied areas in the spectrum of
various disciplines in social studies such as – criminology, sociology and
psychology (Watkins,
2014). And
each of these areas have been an effective avenue in giving promising results
and explanations and in the same manner an ideal platform in furthering the
study with regards to the nature and etiology of juvenile delinquency as a
social problem for the most part. (insignificant)