Societies either small or big encounter consistent social problems depending on their norms, values, geographical locations, and the existing rules and regulations. In most cases, close interaction and association of people in specified social settings result to conflict and confusion among community members. At present, violent crime especially among juvenile and youths have become a social crime in many social settings. Various scholars and group of professionals have linked the current violent crime in the society to several social factors depending on their ideological perspectives.
Many professionals have associated contemporary violent crimes especially among juvenile and youths with family breakdown as well as disintegration of some of the most essential welfare associations (Blum& Ireland, 2004). Despite the disagreement on the causes of violent crimes among scholars, a good number of modern social thinkers have universally agreed that, violent crime is a social problem that requires abrupt invention measures to prevent its severe impacts to the general society.
Various studies that were undertaken during post-war period indicate that, cases of violent crimes especially among people have been drastically increasing. To counter the problem, various social professionals and legal experts have instituted various mechanisms that are aimed at sensitizing the public on the side effects of engaging violent crimes. Although, the existing policies and regulations have played a critical role in reducing violent crimes especially among young people, a study that was conducted in Western Europe indicates that, this vice is still high in some countries (Fajnzylber, et al., 2000). However, in countries such as Germany and England, violent crimes have reduced significantly in the last ten years. This therefore means that, the perceptions that exists in other countries describing youths, as criminal section of population