Statement of Problem
* What are the causes of Juvenile Delinquency at Northeastern College?
* Based on the U.S National Library of Medicine (2008); Juvenile Delinquency is the antisocial acts of children or persons under the age which is illegal or lawfully interpreted as constituting delinquency.
* According to UNICEF (2008); In England and Wales approximately 360 of every 100,000 youths 14-16 years old were convicted or cautioned by police for violent crimes, it increased to approximately to 580 per 100,000.In Western Germany approximately 760 per 100,000.Former East Germany were 60 to 80% higher.
* Based on UNICEF’s survey in (2010); Barbados-40% males 19% females, Dominica 53% male 18% females, St.Lucia 50% males 18% females. According to these statistics the majority of juvenile delinquents are males.
* UNICEF’s investigations (2010) shown that there has been an increase in criminal behavior among the Secondary School population in Trinidad and Tobago, it has been of national concern for some time because reports of serious crimes allegedly committed by school students has an apparent upsurge. Attributes blame the changes of morals and values in society, associated with a decline in moral education through religion, or with the relaxation of adequate punishment systems for children, from an early age for engaging in socially unacceptable behaviors.
* Based on observations at Northeastern College there has been an increase in Juvenile Delinquents. This is because more students are breaking classes and getting involving themselves in illegal activities. The majority of them are males.
* The factors that will be invested as possible causes of Juvenile Delinquency in our research paper are: Lack of spiritual and moral values, Low self-esteem, Abuse (mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, verbally), Negative influence by parents in their presence, Broken homes, Mass media, Wrong role models, For attention, Type of music the...