Delinquency has been a problem since the 19th century. Adolescence is the developmental time when delinquent and behavioral issues come about. According to Mark T Greenberg these adolescent behaviors can include anti-social behavior, delinquency, and substance abuse. Juvenile delinquency is when minors commit illegal behavior. Legal systems order specific procedures such as programs for the juveniles. This can affect the family, friends and parents. Even though delinquency rates have been decreasing rates are still high.
There have been programs made to try to lower the rate. Many programs are successful, but the other ones may not have as much as an impact. It is said that the successful programs are the ones who are in the child`s early life can see a result of decrease crime. These programs can be known to have general public impact. Early intervention and comprehensiveness are two programs that have these factors. These programs target certain risk factors that lead to delinquent behavior. Some of these teenagers go through problems in their life. Teenagers with parents that are criminals, low family income, and poor housing have some type of behavioral problem. The anti-social behavior doesn’t occur until later and is known to later progress into adulthood.
Early prevention occurs when a child is born to early adulthood. It is said that this a valuable time because in the early stages it gives the child an open window at opportunity to be receptive to enriching and supportive environments. Research says that the later the programs wait for intervention in the young child’s life the more therapy is required to get the child back to their daily routine in life. These programs can really change a child’s life. The children who get early intervention or less likely to drop out of school they also can have better IQ scores, and have better school achievement they lower the rates of the child’s aggression and any other anti-social behavior.
Prevention programs are costly but if we had more of these programs to help children with any problem than we wouldn’t have such a high rate when it comes to delinquency. These programs that target the early youth are more successful than waiting till the child is an adult. Different programs focus on different things one can focus on a child’s education while the other focuses on the parents of the troubled child. When you take a program with different aspects then that gives the child a chance to have an open mind. Earlier I stated the two certain factors the second one is comprehensiveness.