Growing Crime Problem of Juvenile Delinquency
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...courts have attempted to confront juvenile delinquency as a social problem outside the criminal system. Drug courts and alternative sentencing have shown some success. While punitive measures for drug arrests have been unsuccessful, research has shown that violators that participate in alternative treatments are, "...less likely to be arrested, have fewer subsequent arrests, and have lower rates of substance abuse than offenders in comparison groups" (Rodriguez & Webb... Juvenile Delinquency: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow As long as there have been children, there have been juvenile delinquents. It is a child's nature to rebel, misbehave, and make errors of social judgment. However, throughout history...