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The Effects of Juvenile Delinquency on Modern Society.

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  • Submitted: 15/01/2004
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GCSE Sociology

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The Effects of Juvenile Delinquency on Modern Society

The subject matter of 'Juvenile Delinquency' is far too complex a theme to be assessed or even properly evaluated in a simple news article such as this, consisting of a multitude of financial, economical and social factors. One definition put forward states it is 'criminal behaviour carried out by a non-adult...' (Encyclopaedia Britannica).

To accurately define may be impossible, but to evaluate the way in which society judges those who fall under this term of 'juvenile delinquency' would not be as hard first thought. By simply examining the words we associate to the term such as violence, vandalism, drugs, and disruption to name a few, it is plain to see they all originate from a pool of negative and immoral lexis.

What's more our beloved media, (always concerned about the health of the country) will leap at the chance to publish any 'Official Government Statistic!' that contains 'Frightening Figures!' These accurate news reports 'Shockingly Proves!!!' the average juvenile in the United Kingdom is not an honest, hard working student we know think but no more than a common criminal. With all of these negative

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