Consequences Of Juvenile Crime

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The research involved with juvenile crime points to many adverse consequences. Juvenile crime can negatively affect the individual committing crime, victims affected by crime, families of victims/criminals, and society. It’s obvious that the people most directly affected by juvenile crime are the victims, however the individual responsible for committing crime can also suffer from undesirable adverse consequences. The juvenile who commits a crime may be unable to foresee the dark road they’re heading down whether it’s on their own accord or by a guiding hand of other bad influences. Many juveniles commit crime because it is considered culturally appropriate in their communities, they lack role models, or they have been taught to glorify crime …show more content…
Being the victim of a crime can be extremely traumatic for several reasons, both physically and emotionally. For example, a victim of a crime can lose valuable time or money dealing with court cases involving their victimization that can affect their efficiency at work or with their families. Additionally, these court proceedings can re-victimize an individual, forcing them to relive through their trauma and potentially perpetuating the recovery process. Additionally, victims can be physically assaulted by offenders, which can affect their productivity from day-to-day activities or even disable them. For serious physical injury, victims may also have to pay for medical bills that can be daunting and very, to keep up with financially. On top of physical ailments, these types of often violent and traumatic situations can also cause psychological and behavioral effects on the victim. Processing trauma can be extremely difficult for an individual, and can lead to issues with; depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, aggression, and anti-social behavior just to name a few. Many of these traits can cause an individual to withdraw from their life and society, preventing them from being a productive member in their community and in society overall. Without intervention and therapy, these effects can fester into …show more content…
In a peer review article titled, Factors Influencing Youth Crime and Juvenile Delinquency, the contributors’ states, “society should provide professional counselling and have professional guidance available to these at-risk juveniles. These services will hopefully counter the evil impact of the various influences the young people face day to day. Further, the article goes on to say, “society must reach juveniles at the age when positive correction and affirmation is possible before criminal activity is developed (Omboto, Ondiek, Odera, & Ayugi,

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