In most jurisdictions, a person is considered an adult at the age of 18. As
In most jurisdictions, a person is considered an adult at the age of 18. As such, many juveniles who commit serious crimes are simply released to a parent or guardian without any repercussions.
- Explain the reason, nature, and extent of increased youth crime and violence. What means are being used by law enforcement to prevent and deter delinquent behavior and youth crime and violence? What obstacles are officers facing in their efforts to fight said crime and violence?
- Recommend changes in the criminal justice system that you feel would be effective in not only matching the punishment to the crime, but also reducing the amount of crime being perpetrated by the youth overall.