Crime society by youth, however there is multitude
Crime is a pattern of events that occurs time after time, and has been set in history and followed for years. People commit crimes for many different reasons, however crimes are committed by choice and not for necessity. Crime is behavior that violates society legal codes. Crimes are broken down into two types, one is violent crime and the other is property crime. Violent crime is an unlawful event such as homicide, rape, and assault that may result in injury to a person.
Robbery is also a violent crime because it involves the use or the threat of force against the person. Property crimes are unlawful acts that are committed with the intent of gaining property, but do not involve the use of threat or the threat of force against individuals. Larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft are examples of property crimes (Deputy Chief of Police David Sloggie, ADJ 105Thomans Nelson Community College). In our history children has played a major role in these type crimes. Crimes are committed everyday in our society by youth, however there is multitude of crimes committed everyday in our schools.
Most schools experience a small number of crimes in 1996-97. (NCES emailprotected) The numbers of crimes that are reported are relatively low. According to Deputy Chief of police David Sloggie crimes in school doesnt get reported often because it brings the reputation of the school and their value of education down their for crimes that are committed in school will not be reported unless its a major incident.
The National Center for Education Statistics states that in 1996-97, 43% of public schools reported no incident, 37% report ed between 1 to 5 incidents, 7% reported 6to 10 incidents, and 12% reported more than 10 incidents. In reference to the small number of statistics our schools are failing to keep our children safe from danger, because they rather protect the reputation of the school. Children with deviant behavior see this and take complete advantage of the situation.
Out of a 1000 crimes per 100,000 students were reported in our nations public school. 950 crimes out of 100,000 were not serious violent crimes. These crimes were in the area of theft, vandalism, fights, or assaults without weapons. 50 serious crimes was reported which includes rape or sexual battery, robbery, and fights with weapons also suicide. As seen in the above statements school is where a lot of this deviant behavior takes place. Police Officers need to be removed from our schools and instead of keeping all the problems in the principals office, all unlawful acts need to be reported to the proper authorities to get the juvenile delinquents out of our schools and eliminate the misconduct that conducted by students and faculty.
When the immigrants arrived on Ellis Island they dreamed accomplishing goals that they set for themselves, however this wasnt possible for some of the younger immigrants. They found themselves homeless and in need of food and shelter. Some people found this as a way to earn money. Children was manipulated and used by adults.
Children went from being hungry and homeless to having shelter and nourishment, and in return the children would steel food from stores and pick the pockets of shoppers and neighborhood families. Although the pattern of crimes has change dramatically violent crimes has change the way we look at our children. Juveniles do not have to be homeless or hungry to commit violent or property crime. Peer Pressure is one of the most popular reasons why our children choose to participate in criminal activities. Lack of finances is another reason why our youth commit crimes against the community.
Peer pressure on a day today basis can be a problem for a child any age. Parents spend a great deal of time teaching and molding their children, however thirty minutes to one hour each day with the wrong friend can damage all the values and morals that was instilled in that child. This is when deviant behavior starts to enter the picture. Everything juveniles do together will be considered fun until they get caught or someone gets hurt. Peer pressure will take juveniles from property crimes, which includes breaking and enter and auto-theft to violent crimes such as car jacking, arm robbery, and assault.
As the juvenile loose interest in one crime he/she will try another to get that rush of adrenaline. When they figure out that they can earn money for certain crimes thats when the mistake is made and they move from misdemeanor crimes to felony crimes. Drug selling, grand theft auto, and aggravated assault is what our children today is caught up in. When worst comes to worst they end up killing one of their peers just to receive a label and to get a reputation. Its my intent to prove that juvenile crimes have been occurring for years, however in our time juvenile crimes are receiving more press coverage.
Teenage crimes are in the same category and status as it was a hundred years ago, however we are informed more and the crimes are reported more often.Bibliography:Introduction to Criminal Justice Second Edition,Robert M. Bohm and Keith N. HaleyU.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education StatisticsHttp./nces.ed.gov/pubs98/violenceDeputy Chief of Police David Sloggie, ADJ 105 Thomas Nelson Community College