Why do juveniles commit serious crimes?

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Jeff King Profile
Jeff King answered
There are three frames of mind on this issue...
1. They give in to peer pressure.
2. They are bored and have nothing to do.
3. They do not care about other peoples belongings or society in general because there is no longer any discipline in either schools or homes any more, they believe that society "owes" something them, whether it be a job, income or living arrangements.

I tend to go with number 3.
Willard NOYB Profile
Willard NOYB answered
In our modern society at home and in school the children have been taught their every action is without any serious consequences so why not commit crimes. In their minds they believe nothing major will happen even if they are caught.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
People who commit crimes do it to follow the gang they're in or what thier life is like at home. If that juvenile is not well watched over or hovered they do what they want! They think they are cool if they steal something, they think they're cool if they seriously hurt someone. They don't know that that effects them and they get punished!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Should children be held responsible for committing a crime?
Ashley Lin Profile
Ashley Lin answered
Thats what makes them a juvenile. For committing serious crimes. If they didn't committ those crimes they wont be called a juvenile and wouldnt b put into juvi.
Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered
Peer pressure, gang related and because they figure as juveniles, they can  get away with more, and can be only punished up to 18

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