Is Incarcerated Youth Or Juvenile Delinquents? Essay

897 Words Feb 4th, 2016 4 Pages
This journal will address my group topic of incarcerated youth or juvenile delinquents. Although, the research has just began there are some interesting facts that this journal will discuss. As we progress, this journal topic will discuss other social problems pertaining to the incarceration of African American youth and other minorities and what are the factors that contribute to youth committing crimes. Incarcerated youths are a growing problem in the United States, especially African Americans. According to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) the number of incarcerated person have quadrupled since 2008 from 500,000 to 2.3 million (NAACP, 2016). However, African American men are constitute to occupying near 1 million of the total 2.3 million population in prison (NAACP, 2016). Referring back to the youth, in research, I discovered an article that discuss Black Children exposure to Violence and Victimization. In this article, the author emphasized the rate of exposure to violence and victimization and how this problem can later affect adults ( (Finkelhor, 2009). In agreement with this article, I feel that early exposure to violence can contribute to negative habits to form in later adulthood, especially for those individuals who live in low income environments. Individuals that lives in these environments are more likely to witness murder (Bulka, 2001), which is the leading cause of death in African Americans living in poverty. The…

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