Juvenile Justice DQ 1 answered - 70777

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Juvenile Delinquency has been a huge problem here in The United States. It has risen in past years and is projected to increase until 2015. With this current threat on the rise the U.S. have tried to analye the many causes and factors that may cause juvenile delinquency. As we take a look into the factors behind this problem we will also look into what changes has been made to the juvenile justice system to combat this. Factors behind Juvenile Delinquency It is said that mental illness and substance abuse are main contributing factors for juveniles to become delinquents. Roughly thirty to ninety percent of detained and incarcerated juveniles have been found to have some sort of mental illness. It has also been shown that a large majority of juvenile delinquents are young men or boys. Boys are five times more likely t