Buckfield of Ocho Rios is a well-known neighbourhood within the Parish of St. Ann. It is located in the island of Jamaica and it is about 12 km from St. Ann’s Bay, the capital of St. Ann. There have been a few complaints about the unruliness and turmoil of the young persons living within the community. There are approximately 300 houses in Buckfield, Ocho Rios.

Diagram/Map of Jamaica Showing the Location of Buckfield, Ocho Rios

The researcher has been a resident of Buckfield, Ocho Rios for about six years. Throughout this time I have noted and observed that there has been an increase in Juvenile Delinquency due to poverty, peer pressure and parental neglect.

Poverty has not always been much of a problem for residents of Buckfield, but for the past few years there has been an increase in poverty.

Peer pressure has always been a part of almost every young person’s life. In Buckfield this has always been a major concern that has lead to many misfortunes in several of Buckfield’s youngster’s lives.

Based on my own observation and opinion, parental neglect is insignificant and not very influential towards Juvenile Delinquency. In Buckfield, Ocho Rios most of its young persons have supporting parents or a supporting parent.

Due to all of these problems occurring, the researcher has therefore decided to perform a survey to examine to what extent poverty, peer pressure and parental neglect contributes to Juvenile Delinquency in Buckfield, Ocho Rios. So you see? Did This information help at all

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