Pros And Consequences Of Juvenile Delinquency

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It is inevitable to completely eliminate crime, but this truth does not stop policy makers, law enforcement officers, and other formal agents from attempting to stop and prevent crime. It is a commonly shared public sentiment that society must punish criminals, especially in the event of a violent crime. Though this retributive nature is understandable, crime prevention is the better solution. Yet, when minors are responsible for the crimes, deciding their punishment becomes tricky. Juvenile delinquency is a concern because a juvenile 's early start in crime may lead to future damaging consequences. Ideally, it would be best to focus crime prevention on young children before they develop into juvenile delinquents; this is the exact philosophy of the Head Start Program. Based on conducted research, the Head Start Program has positive effects on reducing juvenile crime rates. Overall, this policy produces positive results for its program participants. Since the policy 's implementation, Barnett …show more content…
If Head Start was not created and carried out, society would see juvenile delinquency more prevalently and reoccurring at even high rates. However, just because the implemented policy shows positive results, does not mean it is perfect in its entirety. The program itself is a good starting point, but newer early childhood programs have been designed to address the flaws of Head Start. I would like to see the program improved in addressing its flaws in increasing its overall extensiveness through students spending more time in the classroom and possibly having more hired help for more individualized attention. President Johnson created this policy with good intentions, and with improvements, the program can become the prime example from which other early childhood programs use as a

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