What Causes Youth Crime?

There are many causes of juvenile delinquency, including poor parenting, peer pressure, aggressive pre-disposition, neighborhood, school life or performance and mistreatment. The issue of nature versus nurture has been widely debated in relation to juvenile crime for a decades. A study by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention determined that both innate characteristics and outside influence equally influence juvenile crime.

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