Juvenile delinquency: Causes and solutions

Alphonso Anderson, Tennessee State University


The title of this work is known as "Juvenile Delinquency: Causes and Solutions". It is about how juvenile delinquency has become problematic in today's society and the things that can be done to control it. The questions being asked here are "What causes juvenile delinquency?" and "What are solutions to help control it?" The hypothesis here is that young adults think that things such as poor parenting and negative surroundings are the causes of juvenile crime, while older adults will think that those are excuses for those children to stay on their negative paths. There were 200 participants in a survey I administered to people ages 18 and over in Nashville and Franklin, TN. A nonprobability sampling method was used. Those surveyed believed that the overall cause of the problem was lack of teen employment and the overall solution for it was having more job fairs aimed at teenagers. Across all demographics, Males and Females, Whites and Minorities, and people age 18-24 and 25-over all thought that school dropout was the cause of juvenile delinquency and stay-in-school programs were the best solution to it.

Subject Area

Criminology|Individual & family studies

Recommended Citation

Alphonso Anderson, "Juvenile delinquency: Causes and solutions" (2014). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1567562.