Chronic juvenile offenders engage in repeated acts of delinquency. They represent a very small proportion of delinquent youths but are responsible for a large proportion of crimes, especially serious and violent crimes. Chronic juvenile offenders begin their “criminal careers” at a relatively young age and have persistent involvement in crime as they get older. You will take what you learned from the reading assignment and create a 200 word discussion highlighting the information listed below:
Define the concept of “chronic juvenile offenders?
- What are the characteristics of chronic juvenile offenders?
- What types of family events may lead to emotional and behavioral problems among juveniles at a young age?
- Do most juvenile delinquents become chronic offenders? Why or Why not?